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Firsts pick up hard fought win

By Gary Brigden

An Ollie Twum goal midway through the second half was enough to give the firsts all three points at Southall

A cagey first half saw little goalmouth action, although Southall were guilty, through Sandro Fernandes of spurning a glorious opportunity at the back post, and Rovers keeper Ollie Ellaway did superbly to turn aside an Adam Louth free kick.

At the other end Rourke Pickford (who was something of an obstacle last year when we played Bedfont Sports), pulled off a tremendous save from a Twum strike.

Both sides had chances in the second half with Twum and Daryl Cooper-Smith going close for Rovers, and Marlon Pinder curling a free kick onto the bar, before Twum latched onto a rebound and calmly slotted beyond the keeper.

Southall threw people forward and were almost rewarded five minutes into stoppage time when a Rowan Vine strike beat Ellaway and cannoned against the bar, and somehow the rebound was put wide with the goal gaping.

This was an excellent win for the lads against top quality opposition, who were bang in-form themselves.

Updated 13:40 - 13 Feb 2019 by Gary Brigden

Where next?

Sunday senior preview Huge games for both the senior Sunday side this weekend, as SCR Sunday have a county cup quarter final, and the A's face high-flying AFC Ewell.
Bostik 18's win thriller Jamie Decruz saw his U18 Bostik side outlast a good East Grinstead Town side last night, winning by 5-3 in a hugely enjoyable fixture.

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Fixtures
Sun 17 Feb
h
SCR (Sunday) Shire Utd
Cup 10:30
a
SCR (Sunday) A AFC Ewell
League 10:30
Mon 18 Feb
h
Midweek U18's (CCL) Manorcroft Utd
League 19:45
Fri 22 Feb
h
Midweek U18's (Bostik) Ashford United
League 19:45
Sat 23 Feb
h
League 15:00
Sun 24 Feb
a
SCR (Sunday) Malden Vale
Cup 10:30
h
League 10:30
Mon 25 Feb
h
Midweek U18's (CCL) Balham
League 19:45
Tue 26 Feb
a
Midweek U18's (Bostik) Maidstone United
League 19:45
Wed 27 Feb
a
First Balham
League 19:30
Sat 2 Mar
a
First AFC Hayes
League 15:00

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