Sandhurst Town FC 3 Badshot Lea FC 2
December 28, 2011
The Fizzers served up festive fare on Tuesday with a solid battling performance against Badshot Lea at Bottom Meadow in the Combined Counties Premier Division.
Out of the blocks quickly, Sandhurst took the lead on 12 minutes when Matt Day slotted a through ball home from close range.
It was not until 35 minutes that Badshot threatened the Fizzers goal, forcing keeper Matty Watson to pull off two good saves in the space of five minutes.
Badshot then enjoyed probably their best spell of the game, but stout defending kept the home side ahead until half time.
Badshot continued the pressure and were rewarded with a hotly contested penalty on 50 minutes with Brad Smith converting from the spot for the Baggies.
The Fizzers then responded by taking control with Adam Cole converting a Sam Knowles cross into the box on 65 minutes.
Sandhurst were then given a penalty for handball in the area with Knowles scoring convincingly from the spot on 68 minutes to make it 3-1.
The visitors were then awarded a second soft penalty on 78 minutes, but Watson pulled off a great save as well as a point blank rebound to maintain the two-goal lead.
Badshot did reduce the deficit on 84 minutes when Darren Blake converted a long throw from close range.
However, Sandhurst could have easily made it four or five in the closing stages, missing a number of good chances as the Baggies ran out of steam.
The valuable three points from a strong performance sees the Fizzers move up into 10th in the table.