Jersey Bulls

4 - 0

Combined Counties League Premier Division South

Horley Town FC

Saturday December 10, 2022, 2:00 pm

Springfield Stadium

Combined Counties League Premier Division South

Match Report

For the fourth consecutive Saturday Jersey were at home. They met Horley Town who had been in the upper reaches of the division last season but are struggling this time around. They lay 15th with a record of 5-0-10 21-25 but 6 of the 10 defeats had only been by a single goal.

Lorne Bickley was injured so was replaced by Jake Prince. Three other players were rotated with Sammy Sutcliffe, Adam Trotter and Miguel Carvalho replacing James Queree, Joe Kilshaw and Jonny Le Quesne all of whom were on the bench. Carvalho was returning from a three match suspension and, with Queree a substitute, Luke Campbell captained the side.

Horley won the toss and opted to change ends so Jersey kicked off attacking the Robin Hood End on a chilly afternoon.

Jersey scored four and could have had more but Horley had their opportunities, only to spurn them. Sammy Henia-Kamau put in two early crosses from the left, the first evaded everyone and the second left Trotter with too narrow an angle to seriously threaten George Hyde. Hyde last visited when Horsham Y.M.C.A. conceded ten.

Just before twenty minutes George Membrillera was put through by Owen Ansell only to fluff his lines putting the excellent chance high and wide. Within a minute he had a volleying chance on the right but cut inside only to have his shot blocked.

Five minutes later Jersey opened their account when Jake Prince played a delightful defence splitting pass through to Carvalho who casually finished it off. Before half-time Prince had two opportunities of his own. The first he took wide and Hyde blocked the shot and from the second, a breakaway, he hesitated and was caught.

On the resumption newly introduced substitute Josh Rapson cushion-volleyed wide of the left post and at the other end Frank Tobin had a shot blocked before Henia-Kamau was crowded out after he latched on to the rebound.

Trotter gave Jersey the comfort of a two goal lead before the hour when Jay Giles put Prince in space down the left. He cut in and played the ball across the eighteen yard line to Trotter who dropped a shoulder and thundered home a cross shot.

A nonchalant through ball from Le Quesne gave Prince another chance from which he made no mistake for the third goal. Five minutes later he struck the left post and the follow up from Giles hit a defender on the line. Prince then set up Le Quesne whose nonchalance this time proved costly.

Sutcliffe cleared an Adam Grant shot off the line before Francis Lekimamati rounded off the afternoon with a memorable goal. He picked up in the ball in his own half and waltzed past four defenders before nutmegging Hyde.

Jersey Bulls 4 (Miguel Carvalho 24, Adam Trotter 56, Jake Prince 70, Francis Lekimamati 81)
Horley Town 0

Attendance – 401

Programme – 24pp £2

Jersey Bulls – Euan Van der Vliet, Frank Tobin (wore 12), Jay Giles, Sammy Sutcliffe, Luke Campbell (c), Ben Le Rougetel (wore 23), Francis Lekimamati, Adam Trotter, Jake Prince, Miguel Carvalho, Sammy Henia-Kamau
Substitutes – 14. James Queree (not used), 15. Joe Kilshaw (for Trotter 72), 16. Jonny Le Quesne (for Henia-Kamau 62), 21. Richard Hebert (sub GK) (not used), only four substitutes

Red/White/Red; GK All Yellow

Gary Freeman (Manager), Kevan Nelson (Assistant), Dan Seviour (Coach), Richard Hebert (GK Coach), Steve Martin (Physio.)

Horley Town – George Hyde, Matthew Rapson, Owen Ansell, Jack Poplett (c), Liam Steer, Lovis Chin, Daniel Duncanson, Callum Retter, George Membrillera, Adam Grant, Lee Peacock

Substitutes – 12. George Branton (for Chin 75), 14. Josh Rapson (for Duncanson 46), 15. Jake Roberts (for Retter 46), 16. Jimmy Williams (for Membrillera 59), 17. Cordell Whyte (for Peacock 59)

All Navy Blue; GK Orange/Black/Orange

Martin Rapson (Manager), Paul Hammond (Coach), Dean Claydon (Physio.), Sam Blake (Squad member)

Jersey Bulls (4-1-4-1 R to L) 1; 12-4-5-3; 23; 7-10-8-11; 9
Horley Town (4-1-4-1 R to L) 1; 3-5-4-2; 6; 11-8-7-9; 10

Referee – Sobastian (sic) M.H. “Seb” Frazer (North Kensington) his first Jersey match. A 29-year-old who has been refereeing for seven years. Working his way up through the Middlesex leagues to the Spartan South Midlands League for three years before transferring to the Combined Counties League this season.

Assistants – Tom Murray (Sutton) on the dug outs side and Roger Wells (Coulsdon) on the grandstand side. Both familiar faces to the Jersey team.

Cautions (and a sin bin) – Sammy Henia-Kamau (JB) 45, Matthew Rapson (HT) 52, Lovis Chin (HT) sin bin 64, Luke Campbell (JB) 90+4.

Corners – Jersey Bulls (4) 6, Horley Town (1) 4

Player of the Match Award – Jake Prince


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