Challenge by Scott Heard
Challenge by Scott Heard

Whitstable Town 0 Tooting & Mitcham United 4

Ryman Football League Division One (South)

Saturday 16th February 2013

Whitstable Town had a bad day at the office as they were deservedly beaten 4-0 by Tooting & Mitcham United on Saturday afternoon. The Town had the best of the early exchanges as they had two opportunities within the first two minutes. Dan Hanshaw had both of them but they both went wide of the target. Tooting, whose manager resigned during the week, got into their stride in the 13th minute when Cisse Bamoussa managed to break free  to slot his shot past Nick Shaw in the Town goal to put Tooting into the lead. They continued to look dangerous and doubled their lead in the 26th minute when Shaw failed to gather the ball which found Anthony Joseph who fired home.  They continued to apply the pressure  and could have scored a third after Ryan Adams found Bamoussa but he shot wide. Town did have a shout for a penalty a minute later when Micheal Everitt appeared to be pulled down but the referee waived away the appeals. Scott Heard did have a long range shot for Whitstable after 34 minutes but his shot went well over the bar.  One more chance in the half

Jake MacKenzie challenging
Jake MacKenzie challenging

came to Tooting’s Lee Hall who sent a speculative shot wide.

The teams went in at half time with Tooting deservedly two up with Town looking a shade of the side they had in the last three games.

The pattern of the second half continued in  the same vein as the first and it was not long before Tooting virtually wrapped up the game when Carl Wilson-Denis got their third again after poor defending  from the home side.  Three opportunities then followed for the Town  with Buster Smissen sending a shot wide after 50 minutes and then a minute later he had a shot blocked by Mick Taylor in the visitors goal. The rebound came to Jake MacKenzie who failed to capitalise on the chance. Town’s best chance came on 53 minutes when a Hanshaw lob went just over the bar. Tooting finally killed the game off with a fourth goal as Les Hall slammed home a loose ball.  Tooting could have been five up after 63 minutes when Wilson- Denis headed home but it was disallowed for offside. With Tooting well in control they were able to take their foot off the accelerator and Town did have a couple of opportunities for a consolation. Smissen fired at shot straight at Taylor after 69 minutes and after 83minutes he had another chance but sent his shot wide.  That was really the last opportunity of the game and Whitstable could have no argument as Tooting took all three points.

Team: Shaw, Brunt, Beecroft, Everitt, Harvey, Crimmen ( Williams 58mins), Heard (Parkinson 58mins), Morrish, Smissen, Hanshaw (David Raggett 58mins),

Att 200