• Reigate Priory 1 – 4 Oxted

    Reigate Priory hosted Oxted at Netherne on Saturday 11th August. Priory had comfortably beaten their opponents in pre-season last year and were quietly confident of a repeat performance against a team playing a division below them this season.

    James Long put the home side one nil up early on when he coolly slotted past the young goalkeeper when one on one. Priory almost doubled their lead midway through the first half when a short corner routine led to Jason Woolsey’s powerful drive cannoning off the upright and across the face of the goal to safety.

    Scott Johnson saved Priory blushes shortly after by clearing off the line after Halsey partially saved, but the lead was short-lived as an Oxted player drove at the Priory defence and hit a twenty-five yard screamer in the top corner that left Halsey no chance.

    Early in the second half a well-executed lob put the away side in front, followed shortly after by a deflected shot in a crowded box after Priory failed to clear their lines from a corner.

    Late on the Reigate side’s misery was compounded when a clearance from Halsey was charged down by the Oxted forward and his strike partner reacted quickest to turn the ball into an empty net. Priory had plenty of shots at goals but none that really troubled the visiting goalkeeper. A disappointing result for Priory; 1-4, but one positive, was the debut of young full-back Cole Popper; a product of Dorking Wanderers academy .

    Line Up/Squad: Halsey, Leask, Reid, Johnson, Popper, Hughes (capt.), Long, Winnister, Charles, McLaughlin, Woolsey, Osei, Saurombe.

    Reigate Priory 3 – 2 Broadbridge Heath Reserves

    Reigate Priory entertained a young Broadbridge Heath reserve side on a hot and sunny afternoon at Netherne and made an encouraging comeback that you could sense was always on the cards.

    Priory went one down in just the fourth minute when the tall young Heath forward got in behind the Priory defence and took his time to slot past Halsey from close range. After 25 minutes, Broadbridge Heath doubled their lead when the tall forward again got behind the Priory back four, cut the ball back from the byline and it was crashed in from six yards. Priory pulled one back before the break when Will Osei converted from the penalty box after being hauled down himself (despite Joe Charles turning the ball in, the referee had already blown for the penalty).

    Having remained patient and in control for much of the game, the order from the Priory dugout with a quarter hour remaining was to press higher up the field, which in turn led to Jason Woolsey latching onto the end of a James Long through ball and calmly slotting past the goalkeeper. Priory might have taken the lead with just ten minutes remaining but James Long’s excellent swivel and powerful volley was well saved by the Heath keeper. However, Priory did get the victory they deserved when Will Osei turned provider and Jason Woolsey was in the right place at the right time to slot home from close range. A good result that showed that with hard work and patience Priory will provide stern opposition next season.

    Team/Squad: Halsey, Coomber, Leask, Walker, McInerney Hughes, Long, Gonzalez, Charles, Saurombe, Osei, Woolsey, Georgiades, Johnson

    Reigate Priory entertain Oxted at 3pm this Saturday, at Netherne.

  • RIPFC (Priory of Yesteryear) 2 – 3 RPFC

    On Saturday 14th July 2018, Reigate Priory hosted an ‘ex-priory‘ team in the first pre-season friendly/exhibition match of the season.

    On a scorching hot day at Netherne, it was the old team that could’ve taken the lead, Jamie Williams powerful drive missing the top corner by inches, followed by a Marek Koutsavakis close range volley hitting the outside of the post. However, it was ‘Present Day Priory’ that took the lead against the run of play as Luke Reid easily beat veteran Adam Doick in the air to head home after 25 minutes. Ten minutes later Reid doubled the hosts lead when he latched onto a long ball from Kyle Jordan beat Steve Beckett and Edgar Nadazi and coolly rounded goalkeeper Colin Finlay and turned the ball in to an empty net. Jamie Williams pulled one back for RIPFC just before the break when Kyle Jordan gave the ball away just outside the box, Williams charged into the box and slotted past Mark Halsey; the ball deflecting in off the goalkeeper’s outstretched foot.

    RIPFC equalised early in the second half when a throw in near ‘Current Priory’s’ corner flag was thrown in, bobbled and crept under Kyle Jordan’s foot and Marek Koutsavakis capitalised on the error easily beating Andrew Georgiades before firing past Halsey from close range.

    RIPFC had two chances later on in the second half but Halsey twice saved well from close range volleys from Rob Stratton, whilst Andrew Georgiades’ misplaced pass from the edge of the box was charged down by Jamie Williams and narrowly missed the wide open goal. Just as the game looked to be heading for a draw, a moment of genius/good fortune occurred when Scott Johnson fed Arnie Saurombe whose cross-cum-shot from near the corner flag flew over Colin Finlay’s head hit the far upright and fell kindly for the alert, Marek Koutsavakis (who had now switched teams) to bundle home from close range.

    3-2 Priory and pride restored.

    All in all a very enjoyable game and several drinks were sunk by all watching England v Belgium in the bar after.

    Training Statistics

    Results for the Illinois Agility test.

    name time
    little fil 16.8
    sam butler 16.8
    david jarman 16.9
    juan carlos 16.9
    martin waldren 16.9
    andy rogers 17
    harry walker 17.1
    josh richards 17.2
    michael walker 17.2
    jason woolsey 17.4
    scott aquilini 17.4
    luke reid 17.5
    matt eldridge 17.5
    bradley johnson 17.6
    marek 17.6
    james leask 17.8
    karl baller 17.8
    dave mac 18
    ricky bourne 18
    dan fairall 18.1
    james boulton 18.1
    matt carter 18.10
    tim austin 18.1
    danny roberts 18.2
    patrick keville 18.2
    sean doyle 18.3
    stu jones 18.3
    ryan stratton 18.4
    herbie 18.5
    ant oliver 18.6
    gullet 18.6
    aaron morris 18.7
    nathan phillips 18.7
    chopper 18.8
    gee 18.9
    lucas callelo 19
    oli chandler 19
    james cook 19.2
    chris comben 19.6
    alex knight 20
    nigel lomas 20

    Results for the 40 and 80 meter sprints.

    name 40m
    sam butler 5.31
    andy rodgers 5.33
    marek 5.49
    dave 5.5
    josh 5.52
    juan carlos 5.67
    harry walker 5.76
    dave mac 5.77
    brad johnson 5.78
    robbo 5.8
    sean doyle 5.83
    james 5.88
    little fil 5.9
    luke reid 5.9
    tim austin 5.93
    matt eldridge 5.94
    james leask 5.95
    michael walker 5.95
    herbie 6.09
    jason woolsey 6.09
    martin waldren 6.09
    nigel 6.09
    ricky bourne 6.1
    stu jones 6.14
    dan fairall 6.18
    ryan stratton 6.18
    carl baller 6.22
    gee 6.26
    scott 6.3
    lukas 6.35
    gullet 6.38
    ant 6.46
    ollie 6.54
    arron morris 6.58
    patrick 6.63
    matt carter 6.66
    nathan 6.67
    chopper 7.09
    alex 7.72


    Name 80m
    luke reid 10.00
    josh 10.19
    dave 10.2
    andy rodgers 10.37
    sam butler 10.38
    martin waldren 10.39
    marek 10.42
    harry walker 10.54
    robbo 10.67
    brad johnson 10.73
    little fil 10.77
    james leask 10.86
    juan carlos 11.09
    matt eldridge 11.09
    james 11.11
    michael walker 11.15
    stu jones 11.21
    ricky bourne 11.22
    dave mac 11.3
    tim austin 11.38
    herbie 11.41
    sean doyle 11.41
    jason woolsey 11.46
    ryan stratton 11.49
    gullet 11.59
    carl baller 11.6
    ant 11.69
    gee 11.7
    lukas 11.83
    patrick 12.16
    nathan 12.18
    dan fairall 12.19
    ollie 12.33
    scott 12.4
    matt carter 12.43
    arron morris 12.48
    chopper 12.59
    nigel 13.3
    alex 15.21