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Tuesday 19th November 2019


Terrors  1-2  Staines Town

Tooting slipped to their second home league defeat on the trot against a resurgent Staines Town side. The Terrors started the game well and had a chance to open the scoring in the second minute when a header back to the Swans keeper was

intercepted by Danny Bassett but he failed to hit the target. That was soon forgotten however when David Castanho fired us ahead after four minutes after good work by Danny Bassett. United continued to dominate with the visitor’s defence making several unforced errors but we could not take advantage.

Staines slowly came into the game and had a chance to equalise on the half hour but Klajdi Cani shot wide when well placed. Five minutes later they made us pay when we failed to clear a free-kick and Ashley Lodge was on hand to score with a well-taken finish. Four minutes before the break David Castanho’s fierce drive which looked destined for the

back of the net was brilliantly tipped over by Jacob Adams.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham United FC   1 – 1   Staines Town FC

In the second half James Shaw was called into action to make a good stop from Dara Dada-Anite. Staines got what proved to be the winner in the 61st minute when Arif Hattabi played a superb ball into the box which was well controlled by Ashley Lodge who tucked it away with aplomb giving James Shaw no chance. For the rest of the game we were camped in the Town half but couldn’t make our pressure tell. Shamal Edwards coming closest with a header in stoppage time.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC : James Shaw, Dean Hamlin, Nathan Daly, Akeem Belford, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, David Castanho(Hamed Timite), Danny Bassett(Hady Ghandour), Connor French, Shamal Edwards, Antonio Simeone(Kadeem Ajeon), Razzaq Coleman. Unused subs Sol Patterson-Bohner, George Ademiluyi.

Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 23rd November 2019

FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round

Carshalton Athletic  2-1  Terrors

The Terrors put in a spirited performance against higher league opposition and can count themselves really unlucky not force a replay. We got the ideal start when a Robins defensive mistake gifted the ball to Hady Ghandour and he took full advantage with a superb finish giving the keeper no chance. In the 16th minute Hady was in again but this time his cross shot went across the face of the goal and wide. Carshalton rarely threatened in the opening half their best effort coming from a Christie Pattisson free-kick which was well gathered by James Shaw.

Half time :   Carshalton Athletic   0 – 1   Tooting & Mitcham United

After the break the home side with the wind at their backs put on a lot of pressure and were back on level terms in the 50th

 minute with a well struck shot from Tommy Bradford which went through a crowd of players into the net. The Robins got their

winner after 56 minutes when Jeremiah Amoo curled in a shot from just outside the area. This didn’t deter the Terrors who then took the game to Carshalton and we proceeded to put their defence under huge pressure and only great saves from Kieton Perntreou kept out efforts from Zaq Coleman and Hady Ghandour twice to stop us getting a deserved equaliser. Everyone put in a shift for Tooting and the team can be proud of their efforts despite no reward.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC : James Shaw, Dean Hamlin, Sol Patterson-Bohner, Nathan Daly, Daryl Coleman(Kyrique Garvey Williams), Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, David Castanho(George Ademiluyi), Danny Bassett, Connor French(Hamed Timite),

Razzaq Coleman, Hady Ghandour. Unused Subs : Kadeem Ajeon, Morgan Campbell, Nebay Haile, Antonio Simeone.

Match Report by Ian Bullock

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Velocity Trophy (Isthmian League Cup) Group Match

Terrors  1 – 2 Whyteleafe

Whyteleafe opened the scoring in the 19th minute when Junior Aikhionbare’s cross was knocked in at the far post by Aristide Bassele. It took the Terrors just three minutes to level the scores when Junior Timite dinked the ball over former Tooting keeper Sheikh Ceesay from close range. Whyteleafe then went close on a couple of occasions through the impressive Junior Aikhiobare. In the 35th minute Aikionbare did get on the scoresheet after a goal-bound effort from a corner was cleared off the line by Dominic Morgan-Griffiths to him and he slotted home the winner.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham United FC   1 – 2   Whyteleafe FC

In the second half chances were at a premium Hady Ghandour hit the bar for Tooting and the rebound was converted by Junior Timite but ruled offside. Soon after Aristide Bassele was through on goal but James Shaw saved well. Tooting mounted some late pressure but it was all too no avail as we slipped out of the competition.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd : James Shaw, Abdelah Sahnoun, Akeem Belford(Kynan Kirlew-Wright), Nathan Daly, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Nebay Haile(Dontai Stewart), Kyrique Garvey-Williams, Junior Timite, Razzaq Coleman(Dean Hamlin), Hady Ghandour, Antonio Simeone. Unused subs David Casthano, George Ademiluyi.

Match report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 30th November 2019


Terrors  0 – 0   Marlow FC

For the second successive season Marlow ground out a goalless draw when visiting the Campus Society Stadium. The first half saw little goalmouth action in the 19th minute David Castanho had the first serious shot at goal but it sailed over and two minutes later Danny Bassett latched onto a through ball and was in the clear but failed to hit the target. Tooting keeper James Shaw was a virtual spectator.

Half time   Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC   0 – 0  Marlow FC

The first action of the second half saw James Shaw called into action to make a routine save from Malachai Caesar. In the 47th minute a Marlow defender trying to clear a dangerous Terrors attack only succeeded in playing the ball past his own keeper who had to race back and just managed to put it behind for a corner before it crossed the line. From the resultant flag kick Sol Patterson-Bohner volleyed inches over the bar. Tooting’s best chance came six minutes later when Danny Bassett crossed to Hady Ghandour who was six yards out but his goal-bound effort was brilliantly saved by Simon Grant. On the hour Marlow’s Kwai Marsh Brown found some space but directed his shot just over. In the 79th minute Marlow substitute Jordan Brown who had only been on the field for four minutes was harshly shown a straight red card for a mistimed challenge. Tooting put on relentless pressure having the extra man but were nearly caught out by a sucker punch in a rare Blues attack but James Shaw saved the day with a brave stop.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC :   James Shaw, Dean Hamlin, Sol Patterson-Bohner, Nathan Daly, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, David Castanho(Ainsley Everett), Danny Bassett, Jamarie Brissert(Kyrique Garvey-Williams), Razzaq Coleman, Daryl Coleman, Hady Ghandour(Junior Timite). Unused subs Antonio Simeone, Giuseppe Santacroce.  

      Match Report by Ian Bullock

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

London Senior Cup 2nd Round

Terrors  1 – 0   Barking FC

Tooting progressed to the next round of the London Senior Cup with a deserved win over Barking.  The winning goal came in the 11th minute when Jamarie Brissett cut in from the right and fired in an unstoppable low drive past the visitor’s keeper Montel Joseph. In the 36th minute a free-flowing United move saw the ball fall to Jamarie Brissett who shot just over. A minute later a cross from the right fell to Hady Ghandour whose close-range drive was parried onto the post by the keeper.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC   1 – 0   Barking FC

Early in the second half Hady Ghandour headed just over from six yards and then the Essex side threatened for the first time when Nana Boake-Yiadom was through on goal but James Shaw saved well. In the 50th minute Ainsley Everett who had a fine game forced a superb save and two minutes later the impressive Jamarie Brissett hit the post. In the 64th minute the game turned sour when Barking’s Abs Seymour was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Nathan Daly who limped off soon after. This did not deter the visitors who enjoyed a good spell and had a goal ruled out for offside by Nana Boake-Yiadom. Coming on as a late sub for Barking was former Terrors favourite Mike Dixon however he could not influence the tie and Tooting went safely through to face Erith Town away.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd : James Shaw, Nadean Fosu, Nathan Daly(Daryl Coleman), Antonio Simeone, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Connor French, Ainsley Everett, Kyrique Garvey-Williams, Jamarie Brissett, Razzaq Coleman(Alex Filipe), Hady Ghandour(Junior Timite). Unued subs Sol Patterson-Bohner, Abdelah Sahnoun.

    Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 7th December 2019


Chertsey Town   0 – 5   Terrors

Tooting produced a brilliant performance with the star of the show being Hady Ghandour who scored four goals and also rattled the woodwork. It was Chertsey who had the first chance of the game after a bright opening but the impressive

James Shaw did what he has done all season by making a vital save from ex Terror favourite Jake Baxter after just two minutes. The Terrors opened the scoring in the 19th minute when Razzaq Coleman played the ball into the box to Hady Ghandour who turned and fired a low shot just inside the post. In the 24th minute Town were awarded a penalty when Daryl Coleman was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area, ex Terror favourite Jake Baxter stepped up to take the spot-kick but James Shaw made a comfortable save. On 28 minutes United made it 2-0 when Connor French crossed for Hady Ghandour to head home from close-range. Before the break Hady Ghandour, Jamarie Brissett and Ainsley Everett were all a whisker away to adding number three.

Half time :   Chertsey Town   0 – 2   Tooting & Mitcham Utd

The Curfews started the second half on the front foot and nearly pulled a goal back when Jake Baxter put his effort just wide of the post. On the hour Hady was unlucky when his long-range strike crashed against the crossbar with the keeper Nick Jupp beaten. Tooting made the game safe after 77 minutes when Danny Bassett’s precision cross was headed joyfully home by Hady Ghandour to complete his hat-trick. Hady was not finished yet and three minutes later he scored his and Tooting’s fourth after Dominic Morgan-Griffiths and Jamarie Brissett were involved in the build-up. Jamarie had also gone close sixty seconds earlier when his goal-bound effort was well held at the foot of the post. There was still time for a fifth United goal in the last minute when Danny Bassett made a surging run down the left flank cut in and crossed for David Castanho to bundle the ball home from point blank range.

Summing up an incredible display which sent out a real statement to the rest of the league well done to all concerned players and management alike plus our loyal fans.Also credit to the dignified way the home side conducted themselves in defeat.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd : James Shaw, Dean Hamlin, Sol Patterson-Bohner, Antonio Simeone, Daryl Coleman, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Connor French(Akheem Belford), Ainsley Everett(Danny Bassett), Jamarie Brissett, Razzaq Coleman, Hady Ghandour(David Castanho). Unused subs Giuseppe Santacroce, Junior Timite.

    Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 15th December 2019


Terrors  2 – 1    Ware

Tooting deservedly won this top of the table clash against in form Ware who had scored six goals in each of their previous three league games. It was the visitors who opened the scoring after only four minutes when Joshua Williams played the ball into the path of Harry Watkins who scored with a precise finish from eight yards out. The Terrors quickly responded four minutes later when a Dominic Morgan-Griffiths long crossfield ball was superbly brought down by Jamarie Brissett who cut in from the right and rifled an unstoppable shot past Ware keeper Calum Kitscha. In the 21st minute United got what proved to be the winner when Danny Bassett made a surging run down the left rounded a defender and his dangerous cross was diverted into his own net by Daniel Rumens. In the 32nd minute man of the match Jamerie Brissett forced a fine save low down the ball going out for a corner.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham Utd   2 – 1   Ware

The start of the second half saw Tooting apply lots of pressure but they could not turn it into goals. In the 68th minute a rare attack from the Herts side saw the ball fall to defender Louis Rose in the box but he blasted over. A minute later Danny Bassett nearly made it three but a defender made an excellent block. Thirteen minutes from time Connor French worked an opening but his effort flew over. The closest Ware came to an equaliser was in the 81st minute when a goal-bound effort was cleared of the Terrors line. In the 90th minute Dontai Stewart was very unlucky when his fierce close-range strike was brilliantly saved by Calum Kitscha.

Well done to the team where everyone put in a shift and the tremendous backing from the bog end boys helped spur the team on before a bumper crowd.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd : James Shaw, Dean Hamlin, Sol Patterson-Bohner, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, David Castanho(Connor French), Danny Bassett(Dontai Stewart), Jamarie Brissett, Razzaq Coleman, Hady Ghandour, Antonio Simeone. Unused subs Akheem Belford, Kyrique Garvey-Williams, Junior Timite.

 Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 28th December 2019


Terrors  1 – 4    Chipstead

In the Terrors last game of the decade we were beaten by the better side on the day.

The visitors were clinical with their finishing and defended as if their lives depended on it as we produced a rare below par performance. It took Chipstead only four minutes to go in front when a cross from the left was headed powerfully home by the impressive Chris Boulter. They extended their lead in the 10th minute when some slack United defending left Tom Collins in the clear and he went on to score with aplomb. Tooting then had a good spell and Danny Bassett forced a smart save from Oliver Pain. In the 29th

 minute we pulled a goal back when Danny Bassett’s fierce drive was parried by the keeper and Jamarie Brissett was on hand to tap the loose ball in from a yard out. Back came the visitors however and in the 44th minute a corner from former Terror Sam Clayton fell to the unmarked Spencer Cripps who took his chance well. It could have got worse in stoppage time when Kyen Nicholas burst through our ranks but James Shaw made a vital interception.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham United FC  1 – 3  Chipstead Town FC

Eight minutes into the second half Chipstead’s man of the match Tom Collins was not picked up and he made us pay with a fine strike to make it 4-1. In the 63rd minute we had a golden chance to reduce the arrears when the ball fell to the usually reliable David Casthano at the far post but he blasted over. Chipstead then surprisingly subbed Tom Collins as the decided to shut up shop by playing an extra man in midfield. Tooting to their credit kept battling away and Oliver Pain made a superb double save to first deny Danny Bassett and then Hady Ghandour. There was still time for another Tooting chance but Hady Ghandour who had a good game was just inches away. Summing up an entertaining match before a decent sized crowd but you just have to put your hands up and say well down to our opponents who really did their homework on us.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC : James Shaw, Dean Hamlin(Kyrique Garvey-Williams),Sol Patterson-Bohner(George Ademiluyi), Antonio Simeone, Daryl Coleman, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Razzaq Coleman, David Castanho(Connor French), Danny Bassett, Hady Ghandour, Jamarie Brissett. Unused subs Akeem Belford, Junior Timite.

   Match Report by Ian Bullock