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Tuesday 24th September 2019

London Senior Cup

Terrors  5 – 2   Fisher

Tooting progressed into the next round of the London Senior Cup in what was a very entertaining tie against a spirited Fisher side. The Terrors opened the scoring in the 5th minute with a well worked move which saw Jamarie Brissett on the end of it. It

took the visitors only four minutes to equalise when they were awarded a penalty after one of their players was brought down in the area Isaac Nkosi fired home the resultant spot kick although James Shaw got near to it. In the 27th minute we went

back in front David Castanho playing in Nebay Haile who scored with aplomb. Seven minutes later Nebay Haile made it 3-1 with another clinical finish.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC   3 – 1   Fisher FC

Early in the second half Fisher reduced the arrears again when Jamie Yila headed home from a free-kick. Alex Filipe replied with a stinging drive which flashed just wide and Diadier Camara saw a long-range effort well saved by Christian Villanucci as Tooting pressed. Four minutes from time United made the game safe when a Dontai Stewart free-kick was parried by the keeper and Junior Timite following up knocked the loose ball home. With the last action of the match David Castanho received a short corner ghosted past a couple of defenders and fired in a superb low drive to complete the scoring. Outstanding for the visitors was wide man Billy Brown.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC : James Shaw, Jamarie Brissett, Alex Filipe, Sol Patterson-Bohner, Ahkeem Belford, Nadean Fosu(Murray Gibb), Kyrique Garvey-Williams(Diadier Camara), David Castanho, Omari Hibbert, Dontai Stewart, Nebay

Haile(Junior Timite). Unused Subs : George Ademiluyi, Pedro De Brito Moco.

Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 28th September 2019

FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round

Terrors  0-2  Poole Town

Tooting suffered their first defeat of the season against a well organised Poole Town side in a hard-fought FA Cup-tie. The Terrors enjoyed the better of the early stages with Danny Bassett firing over. The visitors opened the scoring with their real first attack in the 13th minute when Marvin Brooks side-footed home a Luke Holmes cross. Three minutes later Town went close again when Will Spetch smashed a free-kick against the United woodwork.

In the 34th minute the Dolphins were reduced to ten men when Luke Holmes received a straight red card for a hefty challenge on Nathan Daly. Tooting then saw a Daryl Coleman special just miss the target and Razzaq  Coleman forced a save from Town keeper Luke Cairney after a good run.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC   0 – 1   Poole Town FC

In the early part of the second half the Terrors carved out a couple of good openings with Omari Hibbert firing wide from close range and then David Castanho found himself one-on-one with the keeper but his effort was well saved. In the 75th minute substitute Nebay Haile had a free header but directed it wide. Poole secured their victory in the 84th minute when Oliver Dennett netted from point-blank range following on from a free-kick to send the Dorset side into the 4th qualifying round and break Tooting hearts.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd : James Shaw, George Ademiluyi(Omari Hibbert), Dean Hamlin, Sol Patterson-Bohner, Nathan Daly, Razzaq Coleman, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, David Castanho, Danny Bassett, Daryl Coleman(Isaac Sarpong), Hady Ghandour(Nebay Haile). Unused Subs : Akeem Belford, Morgan Campbell, Junior Timite, Dontai Stewart.

    Match Report by Ian Bullock

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Surrey Senior Cup

Terrors  1-2  Frimley Green

The Terrors slipped to a shock defeat in the County Cup to a resolute Frimley Green side who rode their luck in the second half, with Tooting having hit the crossbar three times. Although credit to the visitors who took it all on the chin and came back with a

counter punch of their own by scoring two late goals.

It was Tooting who went close in the 13th minute when Shamal Edwards burst into the area but the keeper saved bravely at his feet and Sean Fallon also made a fine stop from a fierce Alex Filipe free-kick three minutes later. Frimley created some

good openings of their own midway through the half when the dangerous Nathan Thomas had a fine effort saved by James Shaw’s feet and seconds later only a last-ditch tackle by George Ademiluyi stopped Thomas from scoring. In the 35th minute

Roberto Dos Santos saw his long-range strike tipped over by James Shaw. United took the lead in the 36th minute when Shamal Edwards found himself in the clear and continued onto score with a powerful low cross shot.

Half Time :   Tooting & Mitcham United   1 – 0   Frimley Green  0

The first action of the second half saw Roberto Dos Santos have a golden opportunity to equalise for the away team but he blasted over. A minute later Hady Ghandour went on a superb run and his goal-bound strike rattled the underside of

the crossbar and bounced out. In the 50th minute Shamal Edwards was through on goal but the keeper palmed away his effort. On the hour Hady Ghandour hit the woodwork for a second time and shortly after Ahkeem Belford powered a header

wide from a corner. It was one-way traffic and we hit the crossbar for the third time eight minutes from time the unlucky player this time  Alex Filipe. Frimley Green however stood firm and from no where they drew level three minutes from time when

Dan Bone got on the end of a free-kick to score.

In the 90th minute Antonio Simeone was shown a straight red card for a mistimed challenge. It was then the visitors turn to hit the woodwork when a Jack Collins free-kick crashed against the post. As the game went into stoppage time and penalties looking likely the visitors won it when a long throw found its way to Nathan Thomas at the far post who volleyed home.

Summing up a night of high drama in what was a very entertaining encounter with the Terrors cursing their luck but well done to Frimley Green.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC : James Shaw, George Ademiluyi, Ajani Domingo-Carrington, Antonio Simeone, Ahkeem Belford, Alex Filipe, David Castanho(Danny Bassett), Hady Ghandour, Shamal Edwards(Enea Zouka), Isaac Sarpong(Diadier Camara), Kadeem Ajeon. Unused subs : Shkelqim Sadiku, Serg Zamara.

      Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 26th October 2019

FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round

Sittingbourne  0-1  Terrors

Tooting created what few chances there were in an absorbent, rather than absorbing, game played mainly in driving rain. With both sets of noisy fans good humourdly crammed together under one tiny cover behind the goal there was little for either to sing about in the fist period, apart from one Terrors effort in the 9th minute that was turned around a post for a corner.

Terrors were without several regulars and with the home defence looking solid it was going to take something special to unlock the door. However, with a quarter of an hour to go Didier Camara delivered just that with a defence splitting pass into the path of Razzaq Coleman who expertly buried the ball low into the corner of the net.

Sittingbourne had not even remotely looked like scoring until injury time when James Shaw spilled a goalbound cross. Fortunately the linesmans flag spared his blushes.

Team: Shaw, Brissett(French), R Coleman, Hamlin, D Coleman(Ademiluyi), Belford, Morgan-Griffiths, Camara, Castanho(Stewart), Bassett, Ghandour, Unused subs; Garvey-Williams, Haile, Campbell(GK), Filipe

Saturday 3rd November 2019


Terrors  2-1  Barking

There was a poignant moment just before the kick off when players, officials and supporters of both clubs joined in a minute’s round of applause in memory of former Terrors Club Secretary Nigel Sarson, who sadly passed away recently. The match itself was an entertaining one played in difficult conditions. Tooting started well forcing several corners but with no reward. In the 9th minute ex Terror Mike Dixon who was a constant threat for the Essex outfit worked an opening for himself but his effort was easily saved by James Shaw. On the half-hour Danny Bassett had a good chance but missed the target. In the 32nd minute Barking’s Abs Seymour came very close to opening the scoring when his goal-bound strike was pushed onto the inside of the post by James Shaw, the ball rolling along the line hitting the other post before being cleared.  Two minutes later Tooting took the lead when a fierce Danny Bassett shot was pushed out by the visitor’s keeper Montel Joseph into the path of the waiting David Castanho who slotted home. The same pairing created another excellent chance five minutes later but this time David Castanho fired wide from close range.

A minute before the break Barking equalised when a free-kick was back headed into the roof of the net by Dan Fleming.

Half Time :   Tooting & Mitcham United  1 – 1   Barking 1

Early in the second half the visitors Abs Seymour knew it wasn’t going to be his day when his powerful drive crashed against the Tooting post for a second time. In the 54th minute United got what proved to be the winner when Danny Bassett was played in down the left by Dominic Morgan-Griffiths and proceeded to curl an unstoppable shot past the keeper. On the hour Abs Seymour had another chance but his close-range effort was well saved by James Shaw. In the 76th minute Barking were reduced to ten men when Sam Owusu was shown a straight red card for a late challenge which saw most of the players coming together. Things however quickly calmed down. Eleven minutes from time it was Tooting’s turn to hit the woodwork the unlucky player being Razzaq Coleman.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd : James Shaw, Dean Hamlin, Sol Patterson-Bohner, Nathan Daly, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, David Castanho(Hady Ghandour), Danny Bassett, Abdelah Sahnoun(Dontai Stewart), Diadier Camara(Akheem Belford), Razzaq Coleman, Connor French. Unused Subs George Ademiluyi, Alex Filipe.

Match Report by Ian Bullock

Tuesday 5th November 2019

League Cup Group Match

Terrors  1-3  Chertsey Town

The Terrors dominated for much of the match but a mixture of bad luck and not taking our chances contributed to the loss on the night. Tooting created early openings but with no reward, there was a hint it was not going to be our night when Hady Ghandour hit the post in the 25th minute and two minutes later Dominic Morgan-Griffiths had a goal ruled out for offside, Dontai Stewart setting up both opportunities.

Against the run of play Chertsey took the lead in the 38th minute in fortuitous circumstances when Leon Dadey’s cross took a wicked deflection and looped over James Shaw. Two minutes later the Curfews made it 2-0 with a close-range strike from Fred Hill. In the 41st minute Fred Hill was inches away from making it three. On the stroke of half-time a well struck corner from Kadeem Ajeon caused problems but was cleared off the line.

Half Time :   Tooting & Mitcham United   0 – 2   Chertsey Town

After the break Tooting put on some pressure and on the hour Dominic Morgan-Griffiths was through on goal but Town keeper Nicholas Jupp made a good stop. Soon after Fred Hill’s curling shot looked destined for the corner of the net but James Shaw was equal to the task saving well. In the 76th minute United finally made one of their chances count with a clinical finish from Danny Bassett after he was played through by Dominic Morgan-Griffiths. Chertsey however sealed their victory six minutes later with an exquisite chip from Lubomir Guentchev. In the visitor’s ranks were former Terrors Jake Baxter, Quincy Rowe, Scott Day and Kevin Maclaren.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd : James Shaw, George Ademiluyi, Antonio Simeone(Shkelqim Sadiku), Nathan Daly, Ahkeem Belford(Danny Bassett), Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Abdelah Sahnoun, Kadeem Ajeon, Alex Filipe(Razzaq Coleman), Hady Ghandour(David Castanho), Dontai Stewart(Hamed Timite).

  Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 10th November 2019

FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round

Margate  0-4  Terrors

Tooting blew the Gate off its hinges with a performance that ranks among their best of recent seasons.  

The home side dominated possession for the first half hour, only troubling Shaw once with a free kick that he tipped over the bar. Things started to warm up when Terrors eventually moved forward. First Danny Bassett span and shot over from close range immediately followed by a Razzaq Coleman effort that skidded just wide. The impressive Abdelah Sahnoun combined skillfully with Cathanho to carve out a shot for Didi that was diverted for a corner from which Connor French headed just over.

Play switched to the other end forcing Shaw to make a fine diving save to deny Reeves, but it was another long range effort, this time a grasscutter (or should that be plastic cutter) from Danny Bassett that evaded the outretched arm of Holloway to make it 1-0.

Half Time:  Margate 0-1 Terrors

Margate clearly needed a new approach but any second half strategy was shot down within three minutes of the restart when Bassett tapped home a low goalline cross from Castanho.

Margate never seriously threatened the superbly disciplined defence and throughout rhe second half Toots launched regular raids, the best forcing another fine save by Holloway from the ever dangerous Coleman. The win was sealed in the 65th minute when Sahnoun placed an immaculate delivery into the path of Castanho directly in from of Holloway, whom he calmly strolled around before planting the ball in the net amongst a swarm of desperately diving defenders.

Two minutes before the end an unmarked Coleman connected with a right wing cross at the back post to make it four. Razzaq could have had another moments later when Holloway thwarted yet another of his wing raids.

A truly memorable performance against higher league opposition, marred only by that bloody pink monstrosity of a kit!.


Team: Shaw, Hamlin, Patterson-Bohner, Daly, Belford, Morgan-Griffiths, Castanho(Stewart), Bassett, French(Ghandour), Sahnoun(Timite), R Coleman.  Not used: Ademiluyi, Ajeon, Garvey-Williams, Filipe

Saturday 17th November 2019


Terrors  0-1  Hanwell Town

The Terrors unbeaten league run ended tamely but not undeservedly to a 4th minute penalty against organised, if unexciting, opponents who remain unbeaten and league leaders.

Winger Gianni Crichlow posed the early threat and in the fouth minute he skinned Dean Hamlin at the byline and forged his way into the penalty area, whereupon the frustrated defender lost his head to concede what turned out to be the winner, converted by ex-Terror Gareth Chendlik.

The Hanwell back line looked solid throughout and Tooting never really came up with a plan to get around, over or through them, with only Razaaq Colemans trademark raids looking as if they might pay off. Another break by Chrichlow saw the wide man take another tumble in the penalty area with Deano again in close proximity,  This time the referee awarded him a 5.8 for the dive, plus a yellow card, but the defender was rattled and also picked up a card for his reaction,

A weak header at the keeper was the home sides sole attacking contribution of the half as Bassett connected with a Sahnoun cross after half an hour.  Moments later and madness in the Tooting six yard box saw at least two goalline clearances to somehow deny the visitors a second goal.

Half Time:  Terrors 0-1 Hanwell Town

Anticipating a second half onslaught Hanwell brought on another towering centre back at the expense of the wing threat of Crichlow to create a fortress in the centre of the park.  Twenty minutes in and Colemans run resulted in a powerful shot that was palmed out invitingly for the follow up, which failed to materialise. The golden chance fell to sub Hady Ghandour, who hesitated in a one-on-one with the keeper and was bundled off the ball before he could get a shot away.  The risk of a Hanwell second came perilously close to becoming reality when a long range shot beat Shaw, only to cannon back off a post and thence to safety.  There was one final Coleman foray, but with just the keeper to beat he put his shot into the side netting.

Team: Shaw, Hamlin, Patterson-Bohner, Daly, Sahnoun(Ghandour), R Coleman, Belford(Ajeon), Morgan-Griffiths, Castanho(Timite), Bassett, French, Not used; Ademiluyi, Simeone