Matthew’s late strike as Egham top ta­ble

Staines Informer - - SPORT -

IT was tough and it was tight at the Run­nymede Sta­dium on Satur­day, but in the end de­ter­mined Egham grabbed a de­served 1-0 vic­tory over Chal­font St Pe­ter to put them on top of the Evo-Stik Divi­sion 1 Cen­tral ta­ble.

Sarnies’ ace marks­man Bren­dan Matthew grabbed the 76th-minute win­ner to put them two points clear of Roys­ton Town and St Ives Town, with AFC Rush­den & Di­a­monds, Ayles­bury and Chal­font St Pe­ter all just an­other point be­hind.

It was keenly fought from the first whis­tle, with Reece Yorke, Matthew and Jerome Ec­cle­stone all go­ing close for Egham int he sec­ond half.

But Egham were fi­nally re­warded when Mitchell Gutteridge broke down the left and set up a chance with a square pass to Matthew who took full ad­van­tage with an im­pe­ri­ous strike of his left boot.

This vic­tory will give Egham con­fi­dence ahead of Satur­day’s next test against Frome Town in the FA Tro­phy first quali­fy­ing round.

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