First Team Vs Erith Town

Date 22 October 2019
Team First Team
Opposition Erith Town
Fixture Home
Venue Park View Road
Start time 19:45
Result L 0 - 1
Time played Normal time
Match Report

22 October 2019


Erith and Belvedere          0

Erith Town                           1          Callender 52




It was an improved result for Deres after the shocker just two days before, but in all honesty this was a disappointing match all around, with neither side looking able to string more than a couple of passes together.  It was decided by a good finish, but most of the rest was forgettable.


Having said that, the game opened very brightly, with the Dockers having a goal disallowed after just 74 seconds, and Chan Quan hitting the bar and sending a follow-up shot too high less than a minute later.  JoJo Ogunbiyi, on his second appearance since returning to Park View Road, had two good chances on the quarter-hour, the first just wide after a good ball in from Ellis Hutton on the left, the sed too close to Adam Molloy in the Town goal.


On 34 minutes Ogunbiyi set up Eric DeMelo on the right, whose shot went past the far post.  Three minutes later Jack Baines nearly let the Dockers in with a suicidal backpass but was rescued by Reggie Yembra, and a minute after that Arthur Feudjio had a shot well held.


The second half opened with three decent chances in as many minutes, Feudjio having a speculative shot and Quan hitting one across the face of goal which nobody connected with.  At the other end Jack White sent a shot flying into the woods at the Danson end.  Then came the decisive moment in the 52nd minute when Steadman Callender, making his 99th appearance for the Dockers, found room on the right and buried a low shot past Dan Teeley for what proved to be the only goal of the game.


Hutton tried a shot from a narrow angle on 58 minutes, and De Melo had a penalty shout turned down in the 69th, but Town looked under little pressure until a flurry from the Deres in stoppage time, during which Yembra headed well over from Tony Hill’s free-kick, Louel Workneh had a hurried shot at a loose ball which was easily held, and with almost the last kick debutant Harry Towner hit a post from a narrow angle.


DERES: Teeley; Hill, Baines (Workneh 74), De Melo (Towner 71), Yembra, Jones, Feudjio, Quan, Hutton, Ogunbiyi, Pope-Campbell.

DOCKERS: Molloy; Nash, Clark, Callender, Keizer-Burrows (Stuart 79), McDonagh, Gamble, White (Bedford 60), Power (Gannon 82), Phillips, Lawrence.

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards