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Lobsters Pick Up Vital Points

Charlie Bright15 Oct 2020 - 10:47
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Redhill picked up their first league win of the season.

Article - David Barber (club historian)

Redhill won an extraordinary match 4-3 at Colliers Wood last night to secure our first points of the Combined Counties League Premier Division season. We are now off the bottom and a win in our next fixture at Camberley on Saturday could take us close to mid-table!

The Lobstsrs were 3-0 up at the break after a first half in which we showed great energy and desire all over the pitch. But Wood had pulled two goals back within five minutes of the restart and were level at 3-3 on 71 minutes. Redhill survived more scares as the ball constantly flew around the box before Aiden Brown outsprinted the home defence through the middle to slot in the winner and prompt joyful scenes in one corner of the pitch.

Redhill needed a good start and we were in front after just five minutes. We attacked in numbers down the left to allow Derick Hayford plenty of room in front of goal to side-foot into the bottom right-hand corner. Owusu blazed over when he should have equalised on 15 minutes and seconds later it was 2-0 to the Lobsters as Sam King fired home after Evan Lopes had threaded the ball through to him. Then Brown made it three after intercepting a pass back to the 'keeper.

The stoppage time at the end of that first half was a bizarre 11 minutes 31 seconds even allowing for a couple of minor injuries. Redhill survived that period but then to quickly concede twice, through Mampano and Blankson, was a huge blow. Now it was backs to the wall stuff as we desperately tried to stay in the lead. Lopes's pacey run and blast into the side-netting was a brief respite before Mampono levelled the scores with a tap-in. We feared the worst with the Lobsters' defence continuing to be put under great pressure but Brown's wonderful effort four minutes from the end gave us all a pleasant journey home.  

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