TAFC Seniors v. Epsom Albion
TAFC seniors had another tough fixture this week – after taking a point from the second-placed team in the league last week, this week’s match looked even more challenging – against top-of-the-league Epsom Albion, who had yet to drop a point and whose goalscoring record was a somewhat intimidating 30 goals for, 1 against. By the end of this fixture their 100% record had fallen as a brave and motivated Teddington team battled out a 1-1 draw.
It was another spirited performance and with two clear penalty calls declined by the referee, Teddington could even have won it, though Epsom could equally have taken the three points with a series of corners towards the end of the match threatening the Teddington defence. In the end a draw was probably the fair result.
As always, the TAFC team supported each other and worked well, with everyone pulling their weight. Conor Whitmarsh and Sam Willis were as strong and relilable in defence and midfield as ever; Nick Jupp contributed strongly as always and scored a great header for Teddington’s goal, from a well-taken corner by Oli King. Nunzio Amitrano showed great managerial leadership from the touchline and Tom Hodgson complemented that with strong on-pitch captaincy. Jack O’Mahoney, standing in for the regular keeper, Alex Smithers, provided a safe pair of hands – no-one could do anything about the Epsom goal, a long shot that dipped into the top corner.
Keep it up, seniors, you are really finding your form now!