Wanderers complete double over South Park
Posted: March 29th 2017
Wanderers completed the double over local rivals and friends South Park with a convincing 3-0 win, with all the goals coming in the first 45 minutes.
The home side started the match without regular first choice players Ben Dyett, Matt Briggs, Anthony Oaks & Jake Beecroft, whilst Park themselves were missing influential captain Kieron Laverty amongst other key players.
Wanderers were able to hand a first league start to new signing Dan Pearse who performed excellently in the centre of midfield alongside Jerome Beckles.
Wanderers strength in depth this season was obvious to see as during the first half the home side dominated possession restricting Park largely to play on the break. The first half was littered with good footballing moves from the home side while a depleted South Park struggled to cope for long periods.
Goals from Dean Gunner, Tom Tolfrey and an incredible back heel from James McShane handed the home side an advantage at the break that they were unlikely to squander.
The second half saw a much more determined away side who worked hard to get back in the game but Wanderers stern defence kept there third clean sheet in a row to nullify Park's advances.
At the other end good goalkeeping kept Wanderers from adding to their tally.
Manager Marc White was pleased with his team's efforts. "South Park are always a difficult team to play against but right now we're on the upgrade. Despite missing several key players for many games the youngsters that have come in have shown they're not here to make the numbers up, which bodes well for the future. We're mindful however that there are still several points to play for."
Wanderers are next in league action on Saturday when they are away to Cray Wanderers in the Ryman Division One South (3pm kick-off).
Wanderers: Slavomir Huk, Rob Sheridan, Dean Gunner, Chris Boulter, Dean Hamlin, Dan Pearse, Jerome Beckles (William Hearn 81'), Sam Beard (Tom Summerfield 60'), Giuseppe Sole (Gareth Chendlik 70’), Tom Tolfrey, James McShane
Subs: Tom Summerfield, Alex Wells, Gareth Chendlik, Dan Mahoney, William Hearn
Dorking Wanderers goal-scorers: Dean Gunner (9’), James McShane (16'), Tom Tolfrey (36')
Pictured: Jame McShane, scorer of Wanderers excellent second goal
Picture courtsey of Steve O'Sullivan