In an important match down the bottom end of the Bostik Premier League, Dorking Wanderers came to the GES, after the initial fixture had been abandoned, with the Hillians 2-0 up.
Dorking started the game very much on the front foot, with McShane and Tolfrey linking up well to cause the Hillians problems. Dorking man Taylor was the first player to strike the woodwork on 23 minutes, after some neat build up play. However James Richmond’s low header from a corner also ricocheted off of the bar, with neither side able to break the deadlock before the break.
The breakthrough came on 66 minutes, as a defensive error allowed McShane to pounce and square the ball to Walker, who calmly rolled the ball home. The Hillians were on level terms just two minutes later, as Tighe’s header rebounded off the post and into the path of Smith-Joseph, who bundled the ball home. Despite this, Dorking regained the lead on 74 minutes, as Lewis Taylor fired home. David Ray made a powerful tackle to stop the Hillians from drawing level on 77 minutes, as the Hillians continued to push. The game was put to bed on 81 minutes. As Walker grabbed his second of the night, sliding the ball under the oncoming Shaw.
A disappointing night for the Hillians, but the scoreline is perhaps an unfair reflection. Ian Chapman’s men go again this Saturday, away at Lowestoft Town.