At the time of writing this, I'm in a very good mood. Why?
Because I just LOVE it when we win, and today we won well. Not just
well, VERY well. Today we played as a team, a team that believed it
had quality. It may be because Epsom & Ewell have won only once
all season, and are bottom of the table, but if we play like this
every week then we will easily finish inside the top six at the end
of the season.
With many of the top six playing each other today, a win would
grant us a possible route to a top six place by the end of the day.
Many thought it would be a tight game, by hell it wasn't! And it was
only about 12 minutes into the match that Slough went ahead. Ian
Hodge met a cross from the left and slotted the ball home. He even
scored out second from a header at the near post.
Around the half-hour mark, Slough won a penalty. Tony Boot was brought down inside the area.
He hit the resulting penalty to the
keeper's left and although the 'keeper guessed correctly, he was
unable to stop the shot. Slough went into half-time 3-0 in the lead,
The second-half kicked off and Slough had most of the possession,
but the first goal of the half was scored when poor work from the Slough
defence saw Epsom have a golden opportunity to get back into the
game. Simon Hatton fired past the helpless Alan Foster from close
Immediate after the restart, Ryan Spencer restored our three-goal
lead with a cross into the area, only the keeper didn't see it until
it was too late and it bounced into the empty, with no resistance.
Our fifth came from Tony Boot when a goalmouth scramble saw the
ball run loose and Tony Boot latched onto it and sent it past the
keeper for 5-1.
Ian Hodge rounded off the afternoon with two well-taken goals.
His third (and our sixth) came when he headed home at the near post
from a cross from Matt Miller. Soon after that, Hodge chased a long
through ball, took it up to the goal-line and scored what seemed to
be an unlikely goal from a very sharp angle.
A very not-tight
affair, we did have two goals disallowed for offside in the
first-half, but all-in-all it was a very easy win.