Article by Official TMUFC
It was a case of déjà vu for Tooting yesterday afternoon as for the second weekend in succession they dominated the greater part of the game yet came away empty handed.
The Terrors started the game brightly with Juevan Spencer looking threatening down the left flank and Mike Dixon and Omar Folkes teaming up again to spearhead the attack. Sadly though, a series of squandered chances and half chances, particularly in the first half meant Tooting were unable to capitalise on their early dominance. There was the odd opportunity for Met Police in opening 45 minutes and despite looking fairly solid at the back, when they did have a sight of goal Matte Pierson was on hand to keep them out. Tooting did get the ball in the net on one occasion when Mike Dixon shot from just inside the box after having shaken off the attentions of his marker however he was adjudged by the referee to have done so illegally so the goal was ruled out.
The second after started in a similar vein and in the opening minute a golden opportunity was squandered when Juevan Spencer side footed past the post after finding himself clear inside the penalty area with just the ‘keeper to beat. The final half hour of the game was a fairly even affair in terms of possession however on 77 minutes the inevitable happened when Jonny Wright rose well to meet a set piece with his head and send the ball beyond Matte Pierson into the Tooting net. For the final 10 minutes, Tooting tried in vain to find and equaliser however their fate was finally sealed in the final minute when a half hearted effort, struck from distance, appeared to take a slight bobble as it made its way goalwards, and bounced over the dive of Matte Pierson and into the net.
Photo credit: Sam Conquest