Academy run riot at Dorking
By Wink Tomkinson
Best of the season says the boss
Academy manager Tom Parkinson was naturally delighted and hailed the 9-1 mailing of Dorking Wanderers as their best performance of the season: “Today was our best performance of the season. The boys were excellent from the first minute to the last and were unplayable today. They really have set their standards now for the rest of the season and it’s really good to see as a coach the boys improvement from the start of the season till now. That’s credit to the players in the academy as their hard work is getting them their rewards.
The game was a quick reacquaintance following last week’s reverse fixture at King’s Hill in which the Angels came away with a 4-0 win.
The Angels took an early lead when a Sam Slipper corner was met with a towering header at the far post by Harry Hudson but they were pegged back when Alex Brooks-Diaby seized upon a poor back pass to level the scores.
Unfortunately for the home side that was as good as it was going to get as the Angels took control of the game. In a lightening counter attack, Luke Taylor send Ned Snowden-Lewis down the line and his cross was converted by Rhys Bartlett.
Bartlett and Harrison Mayhew made it 4-1 before the half-time break.
The game may appeared over by the interval but there was to be respite for the beleaguered Dorking defence.
A Taylor overlap and cross set up Leo Deere for 5-1 and Snowden-Lewis crossed for Jacob Lewis to make it six.
Snowden-Lewis’ hard work with assists got a deserved reward when he made it seven and a heavy deflection following a corner gave Lambert a second goal.
The game was wrapped up with a Bartlett lob that gave him his hat-trick and the Angels a memorable 9-1 win.