Stan refuses to rest on laurels
Southern Div 1 Central Egham Town 2 North Greenford 1
REIS STANISLAUS hit a late, late winner to lift Egham to seventh in the table and get them out of a large hole of their own making. Lee Passmore’s men were a goal down into time added on having been reduced to 10 men once midfielder Calvin Thomas had been carried off the pitch with a groin injury in the 80th minute and all substitutes used. Egham, rested after the previous weekend’s inactivity, and with two straight wins behind them, started brightly, but having failed to make the most of their clear superiority Egham had a collective lapse at a Greenford corner and Michael Kinsella rose to head home after 15 minutes. Egham were also grateful that Jamie Norris, back after injury, was smart enough to make a good save from the marauding Chinua Cole. Ibrahim Bah stretched Norris early in the second period and just before the hour Dan Pearse prompted a fine save – with Danny Williamson and Dan Read soon subtituted for Matt Grave and Stanislaus. Harkin then gave way for Joe Chandiram with 15 minutes to play, the latter having a shot blocked two minutes later before Greenford broke – Egham get ting away with it as a Jack Hutch- inson shot then clipped the bar. But Egham’s dogged persistence paid off two minutes into stoppage time when Luke Muldowney’s clipped corner found Pearse who equalised with a side-foot, his second goal in two games. Egham won the contest in the 100th minute, the move for the goal starting with a surging run from deep by centre-back Wilson Gond-we, who managed to plough deep into the opposition box before Pearse set up Stanislaus, unmarked at the back post, for a winner taken with his usual assuredness.
Dan’s the man: Dan Pearse gleefully turns away after scoring Egham’s equaliser. Inset: Celebrating that late, late winner.