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Tooting put in their best performance of the season so far to comfortably overcome near neighbours Chipstead this afternoon at the Campus Society Stadium.
The Terrors started the game brightly with Isaiah Jones and Peter Wedgeworth in particular linking up well to cause the Chips’ defence problems down the left hand side. However on 13 minutes the game took a familiar an ominous turn as with almost their first effort on goal, Chipstead went a goal in front thanks to a strike from Izzy Bademosi. However, the Terrors continued to dominate and finally drew level on 35 minutes. A corner was swung in by Peter Wedgeworth from the right hand side across the face of the 6 yard box. The ball was hit high, evading everyone, including goalkeeper Michael Sibley who tried unsuccessfully to claim it, until it was met by the right boot of Brandon Tiller who was left unattended at the far post to steer the ball home (pictured). Three minutes later, Tooting were in front as Isaiah Jones dispossessed former Terror Dean Hamlin in the right back position, closed in on goal, before calmly slotting the ball past Sibley and into the far corner of the net.
Tooting started the second half on the offence, with Danny Bassett becoming an increasing threat down the right hand side. On 55 minutes, he cut in from the right and played the ball across the 6 yard box to the waiting Isaiah Jones. As Jones tried to play the ball it appeared to get caught under his feet however Bassett was on hand (pictured) following up and was first to the loose ball to strike the Terrors’ third. Despite the setback for the visitors they tried to get themselves back into the game but a combination of solid defending good goalkeeping kept them at bay and the game finished with no further addition to the score.
Photo credit: Sam Conquest