Worcester Park 1-0 Merrow (Elite League) 7th March

Another postponement for Colliers Wood United meant a welcome return to Skinners Field and a most watchable game.

Merrow's keeper kept the visitors in the game throughout but a vital 3 points for Park's title drive.

Off to a vital game at NPL with park next Saturday. Should be good.

Excellent food and company today as usual.

Sutton Common Rovers 7-4 Balham (CC League) 29th February

The weather forced a change of venue and it was well worth it.

Rovers led 3-1 at half time as a hailstorm struck but Balham fought back to level.

Rovers won it fairly, and comfortably enough keeping alive their play off hopes.

Worcester Park Reserves 2-1 Farleigh Rovers Reserves (Elite League Reserves) 22nd February

Wanted to watch the early Brentford v Blackburn game on Sky TV so this was the best local option with my proposed game at Kensington & Ealing Borough postponed.

A better game than I envisaged with the home side deserved winners although Farliegh pushed them all the way.

Worcester Park 1-1 NPL (Elite League) 8th February

Crazy first half which saw WPFC reduced to seven players for ten minutes after an atrocious penalty awarded to the visitors (the current league leaders, WPFC 5th with games in hand).

A straight red for an atrocious tackle was added to by 3 WPFC players sin binned for dissent (another followed later on).

A last minute penalty earned a deserved point for the home side.

Colliers Wood United 1-2 Southall (CC League) 5th February

Two goals in a minute turned this highly competitive game on it's head.

The pitch was better than Saturday and both teams went for it from the start.

However, the poor run of results continues for the home side.

The ground improvements continue at a pace and the finished product will enhance the Wibbandune experience even more.

Colliers Wood United 2-2 CB Hounslow United (CCL) 1st February

Wood ended their losing streak by coming back from 2 goals down to claim a point in a, mostly forgettable game.

On a heavy pitch, both sides did their best to entertain the gathering but, despite some individial brilliance by some players, the game looked very much and end of season affair.

One positive was the improved ground works, including perimeter and pitch fencing, a new turnstyle and far side dugouts (thank god), which will continue this week.

Tooting Bec 5-1 FC Deportivo Galicia (CCL1) 25th January

Bec overcame a spirited FCDG side for a comfortable win,

The sending off of their goalkeeper didn't help the visitor's cause in the second half but Bec were worthy winners.

Good to see a full clubhouse after the game with both club's well represented.

Old Rutlishians 3-3 Wandgas (SCFA Int Cup QF) 18th January (5-3 pens)

With Colliers Wood's home game v Abbey Rangers postponed, it was off to Poplar Road for a cracking, and controversial county cup tie. 

Old Ruts prevailed on penalty kicks after 90 minutes saw the tie, that had many twists and turns, end in a 3-3 draw.

A mostly partisan attendance will have gone home happy and I look forward to the semi final at Battersea Ironsides on 8th February.

Should be a cracker!

Worcester Park 1-2 Battersea Ironsides (Elite League) 11th January

Having watched Brentford beat QPR 3-1 in the bar, I watched a very competitive Elite League game which went right to the wire.

Park looked like they were missing some players and Battersea took full advantage although it was a very even game.

AFC Cubo remain in pole position but both these sides will try to chase them down I feel.

Banstead Athletic 1-0 Colliers Wood United (CCL Premier) 28th December

An awful game and a pretty dire effort from the visitors who had two players sent off, and two sin binned.

My first away game with the Wood this season; I really should have stayed away.

I hope next Saturday's home game heralds improvement in 2020.

Tooting & Mitcham United 1-0 Ware (Isthmian South Central) 14th December

With my planned trip to Worcester Park falling foul of the weather, it was off to Imperial Fields (and free admission) for a good game, deservedly won by the home side.

I looked at the plans for the future development of the ground and I was impressed with the way everything was presented.

About 500 people attended the day and there will be future visits (for both the Terrors and Tooting Bec FC) as I particularly like the whole set up at the IF.

Tooting Bec 0-1 Jersey Bulls (CCL 1) 7th December

Jersey maintained their 100% record, but they were pushed all the way by a Tooting Bec side looking for promotion themselves.

The headed goal in the second half could have been avoided but it was easy to see why Jersey have high hopes to repeat the successes of Guernsey recently.

A very enjoyable day.

Tooting & Mitcham United 0-0 Marlow (Isthmian South Central) 30th November

Not the worst 0-0 draw I have ever seen with the home side slightly the better, especially in the second half.

It's 45 years since I last saw Marlow play.

Enjoyed the football and company in the bar and the Jamaican Pattie was excellent.

Also, good to hear Colliers Wood United won on the road again (2-0 at Camberley) and are joint top of the league.

Colliers Wood United 4-1 Guildford City (CCL Premier) 23rd November

Wood moved up to 2nd in the table with a fine win against Guildford at Wibbandune. 

Jack Buckle bagged a hat trick but the game was closer than the scoreline may suggest. The pitch held up pretty well too despite yet more rain in the area.

Wood are a delight to watch going forward and the defence is gaining in confidence which can only augur well for the rest of the season.

Tooting & Mitcham United 0-1 Hanwell Town (Isthmian South Central) 16th November

My original game changed venue so I went to watch the two unbeaten teams in the division (4th v 1st). 

Hanwell claimed the three points via a 2nd minute penalty and as hard as The Terrors tried, they couldn't find an equalising goal.

336 at the game, a good turn out, and, as usual, the bar did a roaring trade.

Excellent match programme as well.

Colliers Wood United 2-3 Ascot United (CC League) 9th November

Wood lost their unbeaten home league record to Ascot who remain top of the league (Wood slip to 4th).

Credit to both sides for an entertaining game in atrocious conditions. There were no cards issued either underlining a competitive, but sporting affair.

Wood pushed The Yellamen all the way but, on chances created, the visitors deserved the win but this remains the best start to a season for Wood in many a year.

Sutton Common Rovers 4-0 Raynes Park Vale (FA Vase) 2nd November

4 goals in seventeen first half minutes saw Rovers progress comfortably against a lacklustre Vale who clearly had players missing.

A miserable day weatherwise and I can only think it would probably have been a different game if played at Grand Drive. (The game was switched due to floodlight issues).

Colliers Wood United 3-2 Sheerwater (CC League) 26th October

A late late show from Wood kept them in 3rd place against a spirited and determined Sheers outfit.

Following a harsh looking red card, the visitors went ahead 2-1 but a quick equaliser was added to in the 2nd minute of stoppage time to round off perfectly a most entertaining match.

Wibbandune is becoming a bit of a fortress for a change!

Colliers Wood United 2-2 Hanworth Villa (CC League) 23rd October

Hanworth belied their league position and gained the point their display deserved.

However, Wood are becoming difficult to beat, especially at Wibbandune and their display kept them in the upper echelons of the league.

I don't think I have ever seen the Wibbandune pitch looking as good as tonight.

Brentford 3-2 Millwall (Championship) 19th October

An exciting finish saw Brentford score 3 goals starting in the 84th minute to turn round a 2 goal deficit. 

Probably my last game at Griffin Park so a good way to go out.

Met up with many old friends and had another look at the new stadium at Kew Bridge which looks very good.

Tooting Bec 2-1 Fleet Spurs (CC League 1) 12th October

Heavy overnight rain, and throughout the day failed to put a dampener on a most watchable game between two even teams.

Bec, still unbeaten in the league, probably shaded it after Spurs were reduced to 10 men and with a vets game and a reserves game on the same day, this had a proper feeling of Non League Day.

I even watched a bit of the lacrosse (odd game that)!

Spurs goal here with me behind the visitors goal all alone! - https://www.fleetspurs.com/videos/goal-24-andre-smith-151368.html

Balham 3-1 Hanworth Villa (CC League) 9th October

In the end, a good win for The Blazers who came from behind at half time with The Villains also missing a penalty.

It was very even for an hour with both sides fizzing the ball about on a superb slick surface but three fine and varied goals for the home side won it late on.

Worcester Park 8-0 Lyne (Elite League) 5th October

A barnstorming performance for Park as they replaced Lyne at the top of the league.

They led 5-0 at half time and maintained that dominance in the second half where they could easily have netted twelve or more in total with Davidson scoring five.

It will take a good side to finish above them this season.

Colliers Wood United 1-0 Cobham (CC League) 28th September

Wood maintained their unbeaten league start to the season and moved to second place with a hard fought win over a youthful and talented Hammers side.

A 26th minute goal from William Efambe, a fine finish, was all that seperated the sides as the visitors belied their lowly place in the table.

This was another good advert for the league and, once again, played on a superb playing service as results elsewhere contrived to give Wood their best league start for many years.

Colliers Wood United 4-2 British Airways (CC League Cup) 25th September

A very watchable cup tie on a superbly prepared surface, saw the visitors from division 1 push their premier division hosts all the way.

On a lovely evening for football, Wood had an early lead but the visitors levelled through a penalty right on half time. Wood upped it a gear in the second half and ran in 3 goals as well as missing a penalty before BA scored a deserved consolation.

A tricky trip awaits The Wood to Camberley Town in the next round.

Tooting & Mitcham United 1-0 Dorking Wanderers (FA Cup) 21st September

Wanderers are now 2 divisions above The Terrors but you would not have known it watching this exciting FA Cup tie in glorious autumn weather at Imperial Fields.

After a goalless first half, Tooting took a deserved lead and had to defend it with ten men for 40 minutes or so when a red card was shown just seconds after the referee denied the home side a stonewall penalty kick. They did that relatively comfortably via some well organised defending, some brilliant last ditch blocks and, to be fair, they may have scored again late on.

Top banter on the terraces too!

A deserved place in the 3rd qualifying round awaits in Monday's draw at 1pm.

Worcester Park 2-1 AFC Cubo (Elite League) 14th September

Last season's champions went 2-0 down after just 3 minutes but they rallied to pull a goal back just before half time.

The second half was also keenly fought on a hot day but Cubo missed a penalty with about 5 minutes remaining and it finished 2-1 to Park who are top of the league with maximum points from 4 matches.

Balham 1-2 Colliers Wood United (CC League) 28th August

3rd v 7th and both sides unbeaten. The landlords visited the tenant and came away with a hard earned 2-1 win.

This was a lively game from the start with the home side shading the few clear cut chances but a goalless first half.

Jack Robinson gave The Blazers a 48th minute lead which seemed to inject life into The Wood. On the hour mark Ali Fofanah levelled the scores and Wood began to get on top without really creating clear chances.

In stoppage time, the Balham skipper, the otherwise excellent Marco Erriu, a former Cagliari youth player, received a second yellow card and the resulting free kick deflected in off a Balham head and in to give Wood 3 points and second place in the table.

FA Vase next (see photo).

Colliers Wood United v Shoreham (FA CUP) 10th August

This was a pretty poor performance for The Wood as they exited the FA Cup to a side a division lower.

Wood took the lead on 32 minutes via Luke Kenny, Shoreham had Daniel Monongo dismissed earlier.

Shoreham rallied in the second half and equalised through Neil Munday on 49 minutes and they led on 71 minutes through a Michael Death free kick after Wood keeper, Andrew Osei was sent off.

Mario Embalo looked to have secured a replay on 86 minutes but Mohamed Diallo found a winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time to claim the £2,200 plus prize money for The Mussel Men.