Leatherhead 0 – 0 Wealdstone
0 - 0
Wealdstone drew 0-0 at Leatherhead last night in the latest of their warm up matches. The Tanners had the best of the first half and Richard Barnard in the Stones goal was kept busier than his opposite number. He brought off several excellent saves but was beaten once when Will Jenkins saw his shot cannon back off the crossbar. At the other end the Leatherhead keeper made one good save from a sharp Stephen Hughes shot during this half. Luke Woods took over in goal for the second half and wasn’t involved as much as Barnard had been in the first period. Wealdstone did most of the attacking during this half with youngster Nick Salapatas a constant threat down the left wing. Near the end Stones hit the woodwok with a fierce shot.
Stones have now had two golless draws in succession, albeit in friendly matches. The last time Stones achieved this was in April 1997 and by a strange coincidence the second one was also at Leatherhead. We had drawn 0-0 at Kingsbury Town in a Ryman League (Division 3) match before going to Leatherhead in the semi-final of the Isthmian League Associate Members Cup and drawing 0-0 after extra time. We won the replay 3-1
Last night’s teams:-
WEALDSTONE: 1. Richard Barnard 2. Marvin McCoy 3. Billy Hawes 4. John Sonuga 5. Alan Massey 6.Kieron Forbes 7. Derek Quaye 8. Chris O’Leary 9. Stephen Hughes 10. Jerome Hall 11. Graeme Montgomery
(subs all used in 2nd half): Luke Woods, Richard Ashy, Gary Burrell, Nick Salapatas, Kyle Matthews, plus two other triallists (tbc)
LEATHERHEAD: 1. Chico Ramos 2. Ryan Palmer 3. Charlie Ottaway 4. Ian Hendry 5. John Cartridge 6. Stuart Holmes 7. John Cuffy 8. Gareth Graham 9. Will Jenkins 10. Harry Ottaway 11. Billy Marshall
(subs): Adam Bernard, Devon Williams, Vacine Hamada, Andy Lazelle, Harry Smart, Nathan Ayling, Mark Elston.