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Guildford Albion - Match centre

Gordon's School Old Boys
Guildford Albion
 (40' Pen, 43')
Full time
W Hammond (6'), J Hill (53'), D Way (70'), T Pankhurst (71', 80')
Sun 7 Oct 10:30 - Surrey & Hants Border Football League - Division 1

Strong second half to defeat Gordons

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Albion score 5 times to extend their winning streak to three.

With manager Elliot Machin away on premier league duty, Will Hammond stood in as player, captain and manager in a 5-2 victory against Gordons Old Boys with a depleted squad which included a return for the retired Stuart Wade.

On what is quite possibly the smallest pitch in 11 a-side football, it was clear from the start that both sides would have little time or space on the ball and long balls would provide to be a common basis of attack.

It took 6 minutes for Albion to break the deadlock. Tim Pankhurst, picked up possession deep inside the opposition half before playing the ball into Will Hammond who launched a thunderous strike that flew into the back of the net, leaving the opposition goalkeeper with no chance.

Gordons Old Boys
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Both sides had opportunities to change the score line but chances were either saved well or narrowly missed the target. As the half grew, Albion were starting to adapt well with the size of the pitch and were on course to take the one goal lead into half time. Despite this, conceded 2 goals in the last 5 minutes of the half to trail 2-1. The equaliser came from the penalty spot as Jonny West was judged to have made a deliberate handball in the penalty area and then a free header from a long throw put the hosts in front just before half time.

Albion came out into the second half well and almost equalised with Tim Pankhurst’s strike flying past the wrong side of the post. Just a few minutes later, Josh Hill scored an absolute screamer. Tim Pankhurst played provider again passing the ball to Josh Hill on the right wing, who cut in on his left and unleashed a spectacular curling effort from 25 yards with the outside of his right boot.

From then on, the goals kept flowing. Debutant Dan scored Albion’s third after 70 minutes, with another great strike from outside the area after good hold up play from Will Hammond. Just 1 minute later, Albion got their fourth through Tim Pankhurst, who then sealed the win with 10 minutes to go to net his second of the game to put Albion 5-2 up from a long throw from Jonny West.

Gordon’s Old Boys continued to press for a consolation goal but several well timed tackles from the defensive line ensured that Albion kept hold of the three goal margin to run out 5-2 winners.

Many thanks to Stuart Wade for coming back from retirement when numbers were low, who put in a performance he’d be proud of 10 years ago. Also thanks to Rob for taking photos and Neil for his support. We wish our opposition well for the season.

Key moments

6:00
Goal Will Hammond scores for Guildford Albion
40:00
Scored Penalty Penalty scored by Gordon's School Old Boys
43:00
Goal Goal for Gordon's School Old Boys
53:00
Goal Josh Hill scores for Guildford Albion
70:00
Goal Dan Way scores for Guildford Albion
71:00
Goal Tim Pankhurst scores for Guildford Albion
80:00
Goal Tim Pankhurst scores for Guildford Albion

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Gordons Old Boys
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Gordons Old Boys

Highlights

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85:00 Sub Off
Stuart Wade is substituted off for Guildford Albion
85:00 Sub On
Todd Hill is substituted on for Guildford Albion
80:00 Assist
Jonny West makes an assist for Guildford Albion
80:00 Goal 2 - 5
Tim Pankhurst scores for Guildford Albion
71:00 Goal 2 - 4
Tim Pankhurst scores for Guildford Albion
71:00 Assist
Todd Hill makes an assist for Guildford Albion
71:00 Sub Off
Todd Hill is substituted off for Guildford Albion
71:00 Sub On
Brett Kilig is substituted on for Guildford Albion
70:00 Assist
Will Hammond makes an assist for Guildford Albion
70:00 Goal 2 - 3
Dan Way scores for Guildford Albion
53:00 Assist
Tim Pankhurst makes an assist for Guildford Albion
53:00 Goal 2 - 2
Josh Hill scores for Guildford Albion
45:00 Sub Off
Brett Kilig is substituted off for Guildford Albion
45:00 Sub On
Dan Way is substituted on for Guildford Albion
End of period 1
43:00 Goal 2 - 1
Goal for Gordon's School Old Boys
40:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 1
Penalty scored by Gordon's School Old Boys
35:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Gordon's School Old Boys
6:00 Goal 0 - 1
Will Hammond scores for Guildford Albion
6:00 Assist
Tim Pankhurst makes an assist for Guildford Albion
6:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Gordon's School Old Boys
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As it happened

  • Gordon's School Old Boys
  • Guildford Albion
  • 0
  • Will Hammond Goal 6:00'
  • Tim Pankhurst Assist 6:00'
  • Yellow Card 6:00'
  • Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Scored Penalty 40:00'
  • Goal 43:00'
  • Brett Kilig Sub Off 45:00'
  • Dan Way Sub On 45:00'
  • Josh Hill Goal 53:00'
  • Tim Pankhurst Assist 53:00'
  • Dan Way Goal 70:00'
  • Will Hammond Assist 70:00'
  • Tim Pankhurst Goal 71:00'
  • Todd Hill Assist 71:00'
  • Todd Hill Sub Off 71:00'
  • Brett Kilig Sub On 71:00'
  • Tim Pankhurst Goal 80:00'
  • Jonny West Assist 80:00'
  • Stuart Wade Sub Off 85:00'
  • Todd Hill Sub On 85:00'

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2
Worplesdon Rangers A.F.C.
University Strollers
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Bisley All Stars
5
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Goldsworth Corinthians
Woking & Maybury
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3
J.B. Rangers

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. J.B. Rangers 22 53
2. Woking & Weybridge 22 51
3. University Strollers 22 43
4. Guildford Albion 22 43
5. Woking & Maybury 22 40
6. Wanderers 22 32
7. Worplesdon Rangers A.F.C. 22 29

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