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Saturday 4th January 2020


Northwood  0-1  Terrors

Tooting left it very late to complete the league double over lowly Northwood, but it was not a match to be remembered.

Luke Holness had a great chance to give the home team the lead on 26 minutes but chipped his shot just over the bar. Ten minutes later a Kyrique Garvey Williams effort suffered a similar fate following smart approach play down the left, but that was it for first half excitement.

Half time :   Northwood   0 – 0   Tooting & Mitcham United

Things barely improved after the break. Connor French shot wide after capitalising on a defensive mistake. Danny Bassett, Didi Castanho and Hady Ghandour had all been left on the bench and it was not until the trio were introduced in the final half hour that Terrors even looked like scoring. Danny Bassett forced a first save from Chris Rackley as Terrors won a succession of corners, but it was not until three minutes from time that Hady Ghandour broke the deadlock, latching on to a Bassett through ball before spectacularly firing the ball into the top corner of the net.  A poor game, but three more points in the bag.

Team: Shaw, Hamlin, Patterson-bohner, Belford, Brissett, R Coleman, D Coleman, Garvey-Williams, Morgan-Griffiths, (Castanho), French (Ghandour), Timite (Bassett), Unused; Ademiluyi, Simeone

Report by The Terror

Tuesday 7th January 2020


Chalfont St Peter  1-4  Terrors

Connor French finally scored a first much deserved Tooting goal since April 2012 (okay - he’s been elsewhere since then) by tapping home a 7th minute Didi Castanho corner from close range. The lead was doubled on twenty minutes by the latest Dominic Morgan Griffiths spectacular long range piledrivers from a Bassett feed.  Just before the interval it was Danny Bassetts turn to get on the scoresheet, this time with the help of Connor French.

Half time :   Chalfont SP   0 – 3   Tooting & Mitcham United

A much tougher second half so no further goals until ten minutes from time when sub Jamarie Brissett latched onto a long crossfiedl ball from Antonio Simeone before beating a defender and sliding the ball home.

Team: Shaw, Ademiluyi, Belford, Hamlin, Simeone, Coleman (Garvey-Williams), Morgan-Griffiths, Castanho, Ghandour (Brissett), French(Coleman), Bassett, Unused; Patterson-Bohner, Timite

Report By Danny Wilson

Saturday 11th January 2020


Terrors  1-2  Uxbridge

 Tooting suffered their second consecutive home league defeat despite dominating  the match for long periods. Uxbridge took just three minutes to go in front when we didn’t clear a long throw into our box properly and the visitors made us pay dearly when Callum Bunting knocked the loose ball home. Two minutes later Danny Bassett made a fine run down the left cut in and forced a good save from veteran keeper Paul McCarthy. We drew level in the 29th minute with a goal of the season contender when Danny Bassett picked a defensive clearance after excellent work from Connor French and proceeded to fire in an unstoppable shot from just outside the area. Four minutes before the break Jamarie Brissett made a surging run down the right and his cross was flicked on by Danny Bassett to the waiting Connor French who fired straight at the keeper who made a reaction save. Then in the last action of the first half a Jamarie Brissett corner caused problems as it looked destined for the net but was cleared off the line.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham United FC.  1 – 1  Uxbridge FC

The opening part of the second half saw United in control but they couldn’t force home the advantage. In a rare foray up the other end James Shaw had to be on his toes to deflect a sizzling Alexander Paine strike around the post for a corner. In the 71st minute Uxbridge got what proved to be the winner when a long ball found Mark Bitmead who burst between two Tooting defenders and rifled in a powerful low strike giving James Shaw not chance. Back came Tooting and there were several last-ditch clearances from the Middlesex sides rear guard as it only seemed a matter of time before we equalised. Another good move by the Terrors then saw the ball fall to Connor French who was well positioned but he couldn’t connect properly and the opportunity went. Uxbridge nearly added a third in the 73rd minute when Mahlondo Martin’s rising drive seemed destined for the roof of the net but James Shaw made a

superb save to keep it out.

Team: James Shaw, Dean Hamlin, Sol Patterson-Bohner, Daryl Coleman, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Danny Bassett, Connor French(Ainsley Everett), Ahkeem Belford, Kyrique Garvey Williams,(David Casthano) Jamarie Brissett, Razzaq Coleman(George Ademiluyi). Unused: Junior Timite, Pedro De Brito Moco.

    Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 18th January 2020


Terrors  6-0  FC Romania

Tooting ran riot in the first half scoring six times without reply and our record 9-0 Isthmian League victory against Clapton in 1975 looked like it could be under threat. It took us only six minutes to open the scoring when Jamarie Brissett’s precision

corner was not cleared properly and Ahkeen Belford was on hand to convert. We had to wait until the 20th minute for goal number two when a Jamarie Brissett free-kick was inadvertently sliced into his own net by the unfortunate Laurence Nzuruba.

The visitors then had a couple of efforts from Viadut Sighiartau and Adrian Hurdubei.

On the half-hour it was 3-0 when good work down the right by George Ademiluyi played in the impressive Jamarie Brissett who went onto score with some aplomb. Three minutes later man of the match Ahkeen Belford headed in the fourth from

Razzaq Coleman’s free-kick. FC Romania’s keeper Adrian Darabant then made a superb save from George Ademiluyi’s long range effort. Three minutes before the interval the hard-working Connor French got a deserved goal after latching onto a

through ball. Connor then forced another couple of excellent saves by the overworked visitor’s custodian. In first half stoppage time leading scorer Danny Bassett got in on the act with a well taken low strike.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham United FC   6 – 0   FC Romania FC

After the break it was not surprising that the intensity dropped and FC Romania were more resolute in their defending. We did create a few chances but did not have our shooting boots on. The best opening fell to Danny Bassett when not for the first time

the visitors defence lost the ball in a dangerous position but the outstanding Adrian Darabant made a brilliant double save to deny the Tooting ace and spare the defenders embarrassment.

Team: James Shaw, George Ademiluyi, Dean Hamlin, Antonio Simeone, Daryl Coleman(Kyrique Garvey-Williams), Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Danny Bassett, Connor French(Alex Filipe), Ahkeen Belford, Jamarie Brissett(Ainsley Everett), Razzaq Coleman. Unused: Ermis Mezini, Morgan Campbell.

Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 1st February 2020


Terrors  3-0  Waltham Abbey

Tooting eased to a comfortable victory on a breezy afternoon thus continuing their unbeaten league record against the Abbotts. In the early stages with the wind at their backs the Terrors pressed and Danny Bassett forced an early stop by the keeper.

Tooting’s first clear cut chance came in the 25th minute when a Jamarie Brissett corner was flicked on by Dontai Stewart to Connor French whose overhead kick went just over. United took the lead in fortuitous circumstances in the 43rd minute

when another excellent corner by Jamarie Brissett was fumbled by the keeper Charlie Crowley and skipper Sol Patterson-Bohner helped the ball over the line at the far post. In first half stoppage time Waltham Abbey had a rare chance but Leonne McKenzie fired wide.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham United   1 – 0   Waltham Abbey

After the interval we made the ideal start scoring within a minute when a throw by Razzaq Coleman was glanced on by Connor French to our leading scorer  Danny Bassett just inside the box and he planted a clinical finish into the far corner of the net. After 55 minutes we made it three when a Waltham Abbey free-kick broke down and a long ball over the top by Dominic Morgan-Griffiths found Danny Bassett who knocked the ball past the advancing keeper and it just had the legs to cross the line as a defender desperately tried to clear. The Abbotts replied with a strongly hit free kick Prince Domafriyie which James Shaw fielded well. Back came the Terrors and the excellent Sol Patterson-Bohner volleyed just wide and soon after Dontai Stewart forced a good save from the keeper with a well struck free-kick. In the 78th minute the hard-working Connor French who had a fine game tried his luck with a cross-shot which the keeper nearly spilled over the line. Then three minutes later Sol Patterson-Bohner nearly got his second by keeper Crowley made a good stop. At the other end the reliable James Shaw made a smart save from a Ryan Dear header from a corner and the last action of the match saw Nathan Twum Koranteng cut in from the left but shot across the face of the goal. In summary a superb all-round performance from the lads with everyone putting in a shift well done to the team and management not forgetting our wonderful fans.


Team: James Shaw, Dean Hamlin, Sol Patterson-Bohner, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Dominic Odusanya, Danny Bassett, Connor French(Luis De Sousa), Akeen Belford, Jamarie Brissett, Razzaq Coleman, Dontai Stewart(Kyrique Garvey-Williams).

Unused: George Ademiluyi, Alex Filipe, Antonio Simeone.

             Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 8th February 2020


Terrors  1-2  Chertsey Town

In a fiercely contested game Chertsey came from behind to take the points and claim their first ever league victory over the Terrors. The visitors had an early chance but United keeper James Shaw made a brave stop from ex Terror Scott Day when a goal seemed certain. Town carved out another opportunity in the 10th minute but Jake Baxter skied his effort wide.  Tooting took the lead after 28 minutes when a clearance from Town’s player manager Kevin McLaren another former Terror ricocheted off a United player into the path of Danny Bassett who cut into the box and scored with a perfectly executed finish. Minutes later Danny Bassett was through on goal with a good chance of making it 2-0 but inexplicably the referee blew up and brought play back to give us a free-kick. The Curfews then created a good opening when they took a quick free-kick catching us on the hop but Lubomir Guentchev fired into the side netting.

Half time :   Tooting & Mitcham United FC   1 - 0   Chertsey Town FC

After the interval the visitors applied some pressure which paid off in the 63rd minute when substitute Jonathan Hippolyte who had only been on the pitch two minutes made a good run down the left and his precision cross was turned joyfully home by former Tooting favourite Jake Baxter from point blank range. A minute later we nearly regained the lead when a goal-bound header from a perfectly flighted Jamarie Brissett corner was cleared off the Curfews line by a defender. In the 70th minute Chertsey won it when a loose ball bobbled about in our area and Johnathan Hippolyte was on hand to volley into the back of the United net. Our efforts to draw level were made even harder in the 79th minute when skipper Sol Patterson-Bohner received two yellow cards for dissent in a very short space of time and was sent off. Three minutes from time Chertsey were also reduced to ten men when Casey McLaren was shown a straight red card for a robust challenge. New signing Antone Douglas gave a very assured performance in defence.

Team: James Shaw, Dean Hamlin, Sol Patterson-Bohner, George Ademiluyi(Dontai Stewart), Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Dominic Odusanya, Danny Bassett, Connor French(Jamarie Brissett), Kyrique Garvey-Williams(Christian Eneremadu), Antone Douglas, Razzaq Coleman. Unused subs  : Duncan Culley, Antoine Simeone.

 Match Report by Ian Bullock

Saturday 15th February 2020


Ware  2-1  Terrors

Tootings last realistic chance to mount a challenge for the league title was effectively blown away in the wind and rain with this defeat by the league leaders.  Daryl Coleman returned in central defence whist new signing Dan Williams started up front with returning favourite Stefan Ilic slotting in just behind the front men.

Terrors seemed to master the conditions rather better than their hosts, producing some fluent approach play and carving out a couple of decent chances for Dan Williams and Dominic Odusanya.  Williams and Bassett posed a constant threat, whilst Ilic seems to have benefited from his time at Lewes with a very tidy performance.  The advantage was made to tell on the half hour when Ilic converted a low Razaq Coleman goal-line cross. Minutes later Bassett missed the chance to kill off the game by first having his penalty (awarded - perhaps harshly - for handball) saved and then pumping the rebound miles over the bar from close range.

Half time :   Ware  0-1  Tooting & Mitcham United FC

The second half started in pretty much the same pattern with Danny Bassetts shot on 50 minutes just eluding a post as Terrors continued to press.  However, Ware gradually began to neutralise the Terrors threat in a way that echoed last Saturdays turnaround.   Wing back George Ademiluyi scavenged along the entire right flank for little reward, whist on the other side Razzaq Coleman became increasingly isolated.  With an hour gone Ware were level with a nicely finished effort by Leigh Rose. Two more home chances, a sharp Josh Williams close ranger and a wickedly deflected McCollin shot, provided evidence of the home sides resurgence. Five minutes from time Terrors failed to clear a high ball into the box that eventually fell to Josh Williams, who slotted it in low past Shaw.

Another decent match against resilient opponents.  A point may well have been deserved, but realistically Terrors are now looking at securing a play-off berth, as are a number of sides that are coming into form at just the right time.

Team: James Shaw, George Ademiluyi(Abdel Salnoun), Daryl Coleman, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Dominic Odusanya(K Garvey-Williams), Danny Bassett, Stefan Ilic(Christian Gitau), Dan Williams, Antone Douglas, Razzaq Coleman  Not used: Emis Mezini, Junior Timite