Dorking Wanderers #12

March We started the month with the crucial game against Notts County, our fourth match against them this season. 4,247 people found their way to Dorking Stadium for this game and broke the record for highest attendance and gate receipts.  After the bitter end to the last game between us, we wanted to get something from this … More Dorking Wanderers #12

Dorking Wanderers #11

League October We started the month against Salford, who was top of the league before the match. We began aggressively with two yellow cards in the first two minutes, which set the tone for the first half. Bobby Duncan scored after 9 minutes. Half an hour later, Edwin Andersson came first on a cross from Bobby-Joe Taylor and made it 2-0. Salford … More Dorking Wanderers #11

Dorking Wanderers #9

March Notts County was a must-win if we wanted to keep up, and our loyal striker Alfie Rutherford scored the first before Niall McManus increased the lead. Notts County got one back in the 70th minute, but we managed to weather the storm and get a decisive win. I had a friendly chat with Ian Burchnall in Norwegian after the … More Dorking Wanderers #9

Dorking Wanderers #8

Midseason So I decided to split the post up into league and cups instead of mixing them altogether. League October It’s always good to start the month with a win, and Jason Prior made sure we did against FC Halifax. Visiting Notts County have been marked in the calendar for a while. We have a four-point lead to them and … More Dorking Wanderers #8

Dorking Wanderers #7

The transfer window Several ageing players retired after the season, and others ran out of contract. Since one of my aims is to continue the focus on continuity at the club, I gave four ex-players roles as staff; Stuart Nelson – U18s goalkeeping coach Luke Moore – Scout Sami El-Abd – First team coach Jerome … More Dorking Wanderers #7

Dorking Wanderers #6

March We started the month with a tough away game against Dartford, and Josh Okotcha gave us the lead early in the second half. When Niall McManus got us two up in the 83rd minute, everything looked set to go our way. Then came six minutes from hell. 1-2 in the 88th minute, Okotcha sent off in the 89th and 2-2 five … More Dorking Wanderers #6

Dorking Wanderers #5

Midseason October Some new faces came in as we’re always looking to make progress. Jordan Aina will provide cover on both full-backs. Silvio Bello looks like a promising full-back and will play mainly with the U23’s, to begin with. Julien CarrĂ© will go straight in as the holding midfielder as he is a class act … More Dorking Wanderers #5