Colden Common FC are delighted to announce a 'partnership' with TAYLOR WIMPEY who have become the Club's major sponsors.

In difficult times for our club, this committment from a National Company will serve to galvanise and inspire Colden Common FC.

The Officials and members of Colden Common FC extend their sincere thanks to TAYLOR WIMPEY.


Hayling United 2, COMMON 1 (Hansford 32 min)

Danny Barker was delighted to include in his side two new signings and one returnee, all of whom enhanced our side considerably. Dave Egerton and Ben Thomson returned to Common after several season's away while Justin Delon 'came home' after trying the Wessex with Romsey Town.

The wind was blowing straight down the pitch and, after the toss, Lee Sainsbury, Common's custodian faced it. Hayling opened brightly and, it would be fair to say, enjoyed the bulk of the first half chances by using the wind and their distribution to good effect. However both Dave Warnes and Ben Mackay in harness with Matt Wardlaw, skipper Dan Hansford and, of course, Lee Sainsbury defended stoutly and well until some 18 minutes when a cross sailed over all their heads, and Sainsbury's despairing hands, to nestle in the top corner.


Common's response was good with Sam Crabbe, Alex Simmons and Justin Delon causing a few anxious moments thanks to excellent distribution from Dave Egerton and Ben Thomson.However, a misplaced Josh Coakley pass gave Hayling possession and as they surged toward goal Matt Wardlaw was adjudged to have fouled a home forward.

This caused Matt much angst and he confronted the referee but the fact of the matter is he DID foul the Hayling player.Anyway from some 25-yards the ball was knocked forward into the box where it was allowed to bounce and with no Common aggression apparent the ball was headed home from ten yards.


Common needed an immediate response and, courtesy of Ben Thomson, they contrived one.A swift visiting counter saw Dave Egerton fouled and from the resultant free-kick Ben Thomson pin-pointed DAN HANSFORD who nodded home.


Alex Simmons was proving a threat and he had an opportunity which was fired wide.... high.... and handsome!!!

Despite some continued home pressure Common still created and Hansford had an excellent opportunity to level matters but couldn't direct his header from Egerton's cross.Hayling ended the half on the attack but with home players starting to question the referee perhaps their focus was waning?

Half time 2-1

The second period started strongly for Common with Coakley and Dave Egerton at the centre of any threatening moments but both Simmons and Crabbe saw opportunities squandered. Defensively Common were better organised and Lee Sainsbury had little to defend but, when called upon he was excellent. A rapid break down Haylings left saw the ball worked from Warnes to Egerton and through Thomson to Delon who ran on with the ball and was tumbled over by the home defenders. PENALTY???? not given.

While Hayling still looked to push forward Common were creating the better openings with Hansford (again) and Delon denied by a centre half's finish and some excellent goalkeeping.

Late in the game a Hayling attack was thwarted by defenders and Sainsbury in goal but Lee was injured in the collision and had to be taken off. Hansford donned the gloves!!! Danny and Ken made three changes with Scott Challis, Harrison Moore and Gareth Snelling coming on (Yes, and three players went off) to enhance the Common effort. However, despite several 'raids' Hayling held firm and Common - despite a last-minute assault from a corner with all eleven players in or around the home sides box - had to settle for a loss when, perhaps, a draw would have been a fair result.

Ian Steele
Secretary Colden Common FC

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