On arrival at the ground, I was greeted by Ray Simpson, the Chairman and Secretary of Lewisham Borough FC. Ray was taking admission money, handing out programmes and also serving refreshments at half time. A shame really that he was not in goal for the hosts as the chap between the sticks for the first twenty minutes did not appear to be a regular goal keeper, despite what he may have told the home side’s coaching staff. That said, I don't think he was at fault for the two goals he let in.
The majority of the match saw the visitors, Sporting Club Thamesmead in the ascendancy and by half time they were already assured of the points, having taken a decisive three-goal lead. A fine strike from around 35 yards further increased this lead, but it was the home side that completed the scoring with a consolation header. Despite the running track, you are still close to the action at the Ladywell Arena and I enjoyed my jaunt to South East London.
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