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Action from game vs Nutfield Vets
Action from game vs The Marquis Vets
REIGATE PRIORY 1 NUTFIELD 1
NUTFIELD 3 REIGATE PRIORY 2
REIGATE PRIORY 1 SOUTHPARK 2
REIGATE PRIORY 0 ROYAL ENGINEERS 1
South Park take the lead
Stairway to heaven
Portes header just misses target
Sunday 5th April 2009- Friendly
REIGATE PRIORY VETS (0) 0 NUTFIELD VETS (1) 2
Priory started this game well and were comfortable in their passing game. The game was very even in the first with very few clear opportunities to score. Nutfield broke the deadlock after 30 mins as Priory failed to deal with a corner. As the ball was crossed the Priory attempts to clear saw the ball deflect off a Priory player into the net.
With changes made in the second half , Priory took a while to settle and Nutfield had mor of the game.However Priorys defence did well in limiting Nutfield in fron of goal. With 15 mins to go Priory found a purple patch and peppered the Nutfield goal and had numerous chances to equalise. Sinnick , Stephen and Peters almost snatched equalisers. With 5 mins remaining Nutfield extended their lead to thwart any Priory come back.
Sunday 15th March 2009- Friendly
REIGATE PRIORY VETS (2) 3 MARQUIS VETS (2) 2
Priory Vets were back in action on sunday against the Marquis Vets. On a hot afternoon the visitors settled well and were more composed on the ball. Priory were slightly the fitter side but just could'nt get their game going in the early exchanges. However Priory took the lead when Sinnicks left foot strike found the back of the net. The Marquis then started to edge the possesion in a 20 minute period befor half time and subsequently went 2-1 up. However , just on half time Priory equalised through Chris Comben as he was set through by Stephen and placed his shot beyond the keeper. In the second half Priory found their passing and were more in control. Missed opportunities kept the game tight. However , Stephen broke the deadlock with a well placed left footed strike to give Priory the win. A good game enjoyed by all.
Sunday 8th February 2009- Surrey County Veterens Cup
WARLINGHAM VETS (2) 6 REIGATE PRIORY VETS (0) 0
With a bit of organising, Priorys Vets game against Warlingham in the Surrey Cup eventually took place in Oxted. On a tight pitch Priory found themselves trying to hold Warlingham as they pressed the game. Priorys resilience eventually broke after 30 minutes as the Warlingham striker followed up a rebound in the box. Warlingham made it 2-0 just before half time with a looping header in the top corner. Priory went into the second half in a positive mood and started brightly , but it was short lived. Warlinghams fitness saw them strike a further 4 goals to put the tie well beyond Priorys reach - back to the friendlies !.
Sunday 7th December 2008- Vets Friendly
REIGATE PRIORY VETS (2) 3 WOODHATCH VETS (0) 1
Sinnick1,Becket1,Colstone1 Becket og
At last a break in the weather allows Vets fixture to go ahead. The game started evenly with Woodhatch playing at a high tempo. As Priory settled against their younger opponents they started to play the football and started to create opportunities. Priory went ahead with Sinnicks individual run finished with a chip shot which beat Peters in the Woodhatch goal. Priory extended their lead when Beckets driven cross deceived everybody and swerved inside the far post. In the second half Woodhatch started with intent to reduce the deficit but Chapman and Lomas in Priorys central defence were in no mood to conceed. As Priory again settled chances were being created. Harvey Colstone made it three with a well taken volley into the roof of the net. Woodhatch continued the fight to get a goal and their efforts were rewarded with 5 mins remaining when Beckets mistimed clearance saw the ball pass Gus in the Priory goal. A good game played in a good spirit enyoyed by all.
Sunday 12th October 2008- Vets Friendly
CHAIRMANS XI (0) 2 REIGATE PRIORY VETS (1) 5
Priory Vets started this game well against their generally younger opposition. The Vets going with an attacking 3-4-3 formation creating some good chances , but Ian Stemp in the Chairmans XI goal pulled off some great saves. The Vets took the lead just on half time after a succession of passes allowed Becket to float his cross into the box with Moriaty's glancing heading finding the back of the net.
Into the second half and the Vets returned to a 4-4-2 format and extended their control of the game with Moriarty securing his hattrick and Porte and Becket getting onto the scoresheet to make it 5-2. Tim Seldon and Simon Davies were the scorers for the Ringers.
Sunday 14th September 2008- Vets Friendly
NUTFIELD VETS 35 (0) 1 REIGATE PRIORY VETS (0) 0
Priory Vets started their season with an away fixture against Nutfield Vets. In what has been a regular annual fixture this was probably the most competitive to date. Nutfield started on the front foot applying pressure on the Priory goal. Priory were resilient with Comben in goal pulling off some good saves. With Priorys midfield duo of Chandler and Frost working really hard Priory started to get more into the game with Sinnick up front a constant threat. However , the game ended the first half in a stalemate 0-0. The second half was very similar with both teams competing and with clear cut chances few and far between the game was heading for a 0-0 draw. However, with 15 mins remaining Nutfield broke down the left and with Porte in hot pursuit , as the ball was crossed , it hit Portes arm and a penalty was given and coverted as Comben went the wrong way. Priory tried for the equaliser and in the final minutes of the game , Lomas rising at the far post in a congested box almost saw his header home.
Sunday 23rd March 2008- Vets Friendly
REIGATE PRIORY VETS 35 (0) 0 ROYAL ENGINEERS (0) 1
Sunday 17th February 2008- Vets Friendly
REIGATE PRIORY VETS 35 (0) 1 SOUTH PARK VETS (2) 2
On Sunday 17th February Reigate Priory Vets entertained South Park Vets on a beautiful sunny afternoon at Park Lane. With both teams fielding a wealth of players that had represented the two clubs in yesteryear and for many it was an opportunity to put down the managing and coaching manuals , get the old boots out , rub the legs with Deep Heat and see if they could still deliver at the sharp end. The style of the game was patient and full of quality passing. In the early stages South Park had the edge and definitely had an aerial threat putting pressure on the Priory defence with balls into the box. South Park took the lead when they were awarded a corner. As the ball was whipped in towards the near post the South Park striker out jumped the Priory defence to head home at the near post. Priory started to settle and had a good period of possession football with the experienced duo of Jes Chandler and Dave Frost in midfield dictating. However Priory were only able to create half chances and were lacking a cutting edge in the final third. Then again South Park earned another corner and Priory suffered a further blow as South Park extended their lead with headed goal from Mark Endsleigh.
Into the second half and the game continued in a similar format with both teams focussing on controlled football. Opportunities at either end were limited but Priory achieved their just reward as Chandler pounced in the box to force the ball home. Priory continued to look for the equaliser and as the game became more stretched , and with a bit more composure in the final third, Priory could have sneaked an equaliser , but it wasn’t to be. South Park finishing 2-1 winners.
Priory Vets now look forward to their next game against the Royal Engineers on Sunday the 23rd March which is a restaging of a match that should have taken place 137 years ago in the 1st Round of the Inaugural FA Cup competition in 1871.
Sunday 27th January 2008- Vets Friendly
NUTFIELD VETS (1) 3 REIGATE PRIORY VETS 35 (1) 2
It was that time again when the Priory Vets were let out of their cages. Still looking for their first win in two years Priory started the game brightly as Richard Stephen with the energy of a teenager broke into the Nutfield box to put Priory into
a 1-0 lead . Nutfield responded and gradually took control of the possession and forced a corner. As the ball was floated into the Priory box Brends attempt to clear misfired as the ball went into he net. After half time Priory brought on their youngsters Connolly and Comben , a fierce pairing. With Connolly going up front , midfield and right back and with Comben playing in the old 'Outside Left' position , the rest of the team started to struggle with this new innovative strategy. Connolly had a number of opportunities to score ( thank heavens he didn't, we would never hear the last of it!) however last gasp defending by Nutfield thwarted his attempts. Other Old boys that were enjoying the outing was Andy 'The Mullet' Davies who was showing his usual deft touch to the cheers of the roaming support. His partner in crime Mark Peters failed to turn up , probably concerned with the potential match report!. It was good to see some old faces return in Jim Cook and Scott Cook. Jim's still the same goes everywhere and nowhere but still looks good with Scott still looking that he could get back in to Priory 'C' Team , if we had one that is !. With regard to Mr Lomas , at least he was ready and had his kit on , unlike the previous day!.The Italian Stallion still plays his football as if he was back in Italy , make of that what you will...With all this going on Priory conceded two goals in quick succession and were looking out of puff , then Richard Stephen raced past numerous Nutfield players to convert to score Priory's second.
Another good day out , Priory Vets now prepare (don't bank on it) for a home fixture against South Park Vets on the 17th February .
Sunday 21st October 2007- Vets Friendly
REIGATE PRIORY VETS 35 (0) 1 NUTFIELD VETS (0) 1
Priory Vets started their season with a home game against Nutfield Vets on a beautiful sunny autumn afternoon at Park Lane. In an even game Priory started well and moved the ball well. Priory had some early opportunities as Besley went close and Vezza hit the bar. Nutfield equally had opportunities but Chapman in the Priory defence was playing well and Comben looked solid. Full backs Peters and Lomas were providing good width in the early exchanges and Frost and Porte played well in midfield. Vezza and Wilmott provided the midfield width with Gunnar and Besley up front. Vets Manager Keith Pidgeon made some changes just before half time bringing on fresh legs(I think) in Connolly , Davis , Stemp ,Brend and Matt. Half time 0-0.
In the second half , the game remained close but Nutfields fitness advantage started to show.Nutfield took the lead with a fine left footed strike beyond the reach of the diving Comben found the corner of the net. At this point Nutfield looked in control , but Priory responded almost immediately as Dave Frost 30 yd strike sailed into the net. Both teams had opportunities to win the game , but the game finished 1-1, probably a fair result on the day.