A round up of how the Wanderers teams got on over the weekend plus new updates...
First Team Return To Winning Ways...
After recent disappointing result's in both the league and cup, the Wanderers first team got back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 victory over fellow part-time National League outfit Wealdstone at Meadowbank. Ryan Seager opened the scoring midway through the first half, but like last weekend against Eastleigh, Wanderers were pegged back shortly after half-time, Tarryn Allarakhia netting The Stones equaliser within five minutes of the restart. Entering the final half-hour of play though Wanderers rallied to take a grip of the contest; the introduction of Harry Ottaway during the interval having a real impact on the game, and the former Carshalton Athletic man would net his first league goal of the season with twenty minutes remaining to get Wanderers back in front. Seager would then make sure of the three points in stoppage time, finishing Seb Bowerman's low cross from the left, the wide man having a hand in all three goals through the course of the afternoon.
Marc White's side now embark on a busy run of fixtures, with the short visit across to Woking this Tuesday night beginning a run of three consecutive midweek games which will include trips to Halifax Town and Torquay United. This Saturday, October's schedule concludes with the visit of Aldershot Town to Meadowbank in a 3pm kick off.
Wealdstone Match Report:
Ladies Out Of The FA Cup Despite Valiant Effort...
The Wanderers Ladies FA Cup journey came to an end at the 3rd Qualifying Round stage on Sunday afternoon after they were defeated by Selsey 0-1 at Meadowbank. A long range free kick scored in the first half was ultimately enough for the side who play two division's above to progress to the next round of the competition, on an afternoon where severe weather had halted play during the second half for approximately 40 minutes. Sunday was an eventful day for the Ladies not just for their FA Cup fixture, but for also being the day that the much anticipated documentary series 'Squad Goals: Dorking Til I Die' launched on BBC Three and the iPlayer. Already proving very popular based on early reaction, the whole series is available to watch now (click link below). The Ladies next turn their attention to League Cup action after a two week break, hosting Whyteleafe at Meadowbank on Sunday November 6th in a 15:30 kick off.
Ladies FA Cup Highlights:
Squad Goals: Dorking Til I Die: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p0cwbygc/squad-goals-dorking-til-i-die More Youngsters Make Debut's For The B Team...
For the second weekend on the spin, Rhys Barker's Wanderers B team were narrowly defeated on the road in Sussex, going down 2-0 to Shoreham FC at the Middle Road Stadium on Saturday, the goals arriving just either side of the interval for the hosts. The B team again featured Academy 'A' team players Cade Casselman and Seb Tauta-Caballero, on an afternoon where debuts were handed to Silas Donkor and 16- year old Beaux Booth.
Currently sat in 6th place with 13 games played, another away fixture awaits for the B team next Saturday as they travel to Halisham Town in a 3pm kick off.