Epsom: 4 (Turnbull, Midmer 2, Bawden)
Sunday 8 April – Notre Dame School, Cobham
Epsom finished their season in style with a 4-1 home win against Haslemere, in the process securing a fourth-place finish in Surrey / Hampshire League 1. Epsom started strongly in miserable wet conditions, with some pacy attacks forcing Haslemere’s ‘keeper into a string of early saves. Epsom eventually broke through when a slick move played in Steve Turnbull, who calmly slotted home his tenth of the season for 1-0. Soon after, Turnbull forced a high turnover and fed James Midmer whose first-time slap-shot crept home for 2-0 at halftime.
Epsom continued strongly after the break; the second half’s first action saw a turnover play in Will Hunt whose effort was brilliantly cleared off the line by a defender. Soon after, Jack Marfleet then played in Midmer to make it 3-0 from close range. It was soon 4-0 as a brilliant solo run from Tom Smith played in the returning Worcester Bawden to clip home. Epsom were well on top at this point and some smart counterattacks created several more chances. Haslemere then came back into it in the final 15 minutes, cutting the deficit to 4-1 with a good attack just before the final whistle.
Whilst something of an anticlimax to finish a season on a post-Easter Sunday, this was a strong performance from Epsom which finished off a run of seven wins in nine games. A big thanks to all the spectators who supported in fairly horrid conditions and a full review of the season (with video highlights!) to follow on this channel!