Simon Wormull & John Rattle made 4 changes to the side which started against Wingate & Finchley, introducing Diallo, Wilson, McCollin & Pope to the starting XI.
The first opportunity of the game fell to Smith-Joseph, in the 16th minute, but his effort merely warmed the hands of goalkeeper, Huk. Tom Tolfrey had the visitors’ opening opportunity, with his snapshot just missing the target. Dorking enjoyed the majority of first half possession but were unable to turn touches into goals. Ben Pope came close for the Hillians, 5 minutes before the break, but his free-kick was straight at the thankful Huk. Tolfrey & Richmond both had chances at either end of the pitch, just before the break, but failed to trouble the score.
The Hillians started the second half fantastically, with Pat Harding coming agonisingly close to turning McCollin’s effort on target. On 65 minutes, a real moment of class from Smith-Joseph almost saw the Hillians break the deadlock. The wide man turned on the afterburners, skipping past 4 Wanderers defenders, before firing inches off target. As the game entered the final 10 minutes, Pope had a shot well saved by Huk, following some good work by Dan Beck. The Hillians didn’t stop there, as Charman had his bullet header cleared off the line, just moments before the referee blew his full time whistle.
A strong performance from the Hillians, which with a bit of luck, could have seen us pick up all three points.
The Hillians MOTM was awarded to Michael Wilson, for a superb all-round midfield performance.
Thank you to all you Hillians who turned up to support the club. As always, your support was absolutely fantastic throughout the ninety minutes!
Next up, it’s FA Trophy Derby Day!