An injury-stricken AFC went in to the Christmas break with a solid away win against a physical Cheam Village Warriors side. Tom Melvin departed early with a nasty shoulder injury, but AFC dominated thereafter. Ben Macey was unlucky not to open the scoring when he cannoned a shot against the crossbar but Sam Grosser soon put us 1-0 up, scoring a penalty after he was chopped down in the area.
Ben Macey tapped in to extend the Counts’ lead after the break before Cheam reduced the deficit. AFC created numerous opportunities either side of a solo run and finish from George Harrington. Some solid defdending and a good save from Matt Scola in the dying moments kept the score at 3-1.
M.Scola; D.Haines, H.Scola (c), D.Burrett; M.Eglon, G.Harrington, C.Baptiste, T.Melvin, R.Thomas; L.Rodgers, B.Macey
Subs used: S.Grosser, B.Hoskins
Subs not used: S.Scola
Man of the Match: R.Thomas