MATCH REPORTS
JULY 2022

Tuesday 5th July - T&MU 1-2 Corinthian Casuals

 

Tooting lined up with virtually 2 separate teams for the pre season opener.  The team for the first 60 mins was: Shaw, Joseph, Krokhin, Daly, Ndiaye, Macfoy-Johnston, Cole, Ceesay, Jallow, M'Bango, Ako-Adjei.  The 2nd group was: Campbell, Joseph, Chang, Owen, Clarke, Daniel, Bassett, Dahdouh, Jallow, Dembele, Ako-Adjei.

There may have been other changes on top of that!

The visitors ended up going home with a 2-1 win, with Nikolai Krokhin scoring a consolation goal for us in the last few minutes.

 

Saturday 9th July - T&MU 3-10 AFC Wimbledon

 

A mixed team of reserves, under23s, youth players and trialists came a bit of a cropper as AFC Wimbledon romped home by 10 goals to 3.

Saturday 9th July T&MU 0-1 Herne Bay

Herne Bay provided another good physical workout, and we were unlucky not to get

something out of the game as we matched our higher-level opponents all the way. We had

the first chance when a nice run and shot from Malachi Cole was fumbled around the post

for a corner by a nervy looking visiting keeper.

The only goal of the game came in the tenth minute as an impressive move down the left

culminated in a low cross which was swept home giving Morgan Campbell little chance.

Campbell redeemed himself with an impressive double save just past the half hour when the

visitor’s no.16 made a forceful run into the box, held off the challenge of Momodou Jallow

and fired in a shot which Campbell turned away, and then got up quickly to get his body in

place to deflect the follow-up effort.

The Terrors best chance of the game saw Antonio Dembele exchange passes with Jordan

Clarke and move into a promising position but the keeper was equal to his firmly struck shot.

In typical pre-season fashion, multiple substitutions disrupted the flow of the game in the

second half, but we held our own and finished the ninety minutes disappointed not to have

some tangible reward for the afternoon’s endeavours.

Ed Partlett

Lineup: Morgan; Daly, Walters-Wright, Krokhin; Daniel, Clarke, Ndiaye, Cole, Jallow; Ako-Adjei, Dembele.  Subs Conor, Bassett, Macfoy-Johnston, Johnson, M'Bango, Ceesay.

Tuesday 12th July - T&MU 1-3 Raynes Park Vale

 

Tooting slipped to another pre season defeat this evening as we went down 3-1 to Raynes Park.  A disappointing 1st half saw us concede 2 goals without offering much going forward.  There were numerous changes at half time, and we were able to pull a goal back through Ajani Domingo-Carrington, who was appearing for the stripes for the first time since 2019.

We were unable to get back into the game any further, and in fact conceded a 3rd late on.  So not a great performance and not a great result either.

Players used: Shaw; Daly, Walters-Wright, Krokhin; Jallow, Johnson, Ndiaye, Clarke, Daniel; Ako-Adjei, Ceesay.  Campbell; Chang, Kirlew-Wright; Ahorlu, Moco, Cole, Domingo-Carrington; M'Bango.

Saturday 16th July - T&MU 1-1 Haywards Heath Town

 

Tooting secured a draw in a game switched to a 10am kick off due to the great heatwave of '22.  Tooting started brightly and were on the front foot from the off.  However, it was Haywards Heath who took the lead with one of their first attacks of the game.  There followed an extended period of pressure from Tooting which resulted in a penalty.  Anuar Ceesay stepped up to take it, and although the keeper saved the spot kick, Ceesay was quick enough to get to the rebound and put it in the back of the net.

The second half continued in a similar vein.  Tooting having the lion's share of the ball, but not really turning possession into chances.  The game finished 1-1 but there was the feeling around the ground that we'd seen a much better performance.

Players used: Shaw, Daly, Walters-Wright, Kirlew-Wright, Moco, Daniel, Ahorlu, Ceesay, Edwards, Jallow, Ako-Adjei, Krokhin.

Wednesday 20th July - Sevenoaks Town 3-0 T&MU

Tooting conceded 3 second half goals as they slipped to another pre season defeat.

Players used: Shaw, Daly, Walters-Wright, Kirlew-Wright, Moco, Daniel, Ahorlu, Ceesay, Edwards, Jallow, Ako-Adjei, Krokhin.

Match report to follow...

Saturday 23rd July - Colliers Wood 1-1 T&MU

A late equaliser prevented Tooting picking up their first preseason victory after Krokhin had scored the opener, following a goalless first half.

Players used: Shaw, Daly, Walters-Wright, Kirlew-Wright, Moco, Daniel, Ahorlu, Ceesay, Edwards, Jallow, Ako-Adjei, Krokhin, M'Bango.

Match report to follow...

Tuesday 26th July - T&MU 0-4 Hendon

Despite a bright start, Tooting slumped to a heavy defeat against Hendon.

Lineup: Shaw; Chang, Walters-Wright, Krokhin; Edwards, Clarke, Trialist, Moco; Jallow; Ako-Adjei, M'Bango.  Subs Daniel, Daly, Domingo-Carrington, Macfoy-Johnston, Baye, M'Bango, Ceesay, Kirlew-Wright,Morgan.

Match report to follow...

Tuesday 2nd August - T&MU 1-4 Kingstonian

Tooting completed their pre season programme with a 4-1 defeat against new tenants Kingstonian.  Jordan Clarke was our scorer with a spot kick.

Lineup: Shaw; Krokhin, Walters-Wright, Kirlew-Wright; Baye, Clarke, Trialist, Domingo-Carrington, Edwards; M'Bango, Ako-Adjei.

Subs: Macfoy-Johnston, Dembele, Daniel, Trialist, Bassett, Ceesay, Moco, Bangura-Williams.

Match report to follow...