The season drew to a close with final league matches for the Men's 1st & 2nd XIs and another fixture for the Men's Casuals to wrap up our domestic matches.
The 2s could finish no higher or lower than 11th in Junior Div. 4 when they took on 10th placed RH Athletic, who could have finished 9th with a win. However, the 2s had beaten RH 4-1 away and had won their last match; if it weren't for two weeks of being unable to field a team, they might have ended on more of a high. Their good form shone through and Abdul Salako, Nkrumah Smith an d Daniel Flash scored in a brilliant 3-1 win with impressive performances across the park; Aaron McCann took POTM.The 1s were also playing in a dead rubber against Battersea #Ironsides A. The hosts were guaranteed a record high finish of 6th or 7th. However, it was not to be anything more than a microcosm of the season as a whole. Both Ryan O'Neil and John Higgins squandered numerous chances but only the latter could score. An own goal for #Wanderers couldn't mask the poor finishing in a 3-2 defeat. Abs Kargbo picked up POTM. The games were the last at AFC Croydon Athletic's #Mayfield Stadium. Unfortunately, from a Wanderers perspective, the pitch had become knackered, for want of a better word, and the Rams had received an offer they couldn't refuse from a club with deeper pockets and who would play less matches, suiting our landlords needs. The club and staff would like to thank AFC Croydon Athletic and Paul Smith for all their support over the previous seasons.
The final domestic game was a regular fixture for the Casuals against Effra Academicals at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
Always a very popular fixture, Wanderers handed debuts to Morgan Griffiths and Louis Sinclair. The team dominated in front of goal but had to work hard for everything; a signature of the contests against the #Accies. Jarryd Chen, John Higgins, Ryan O'Neil, Mark Wilson, and Steve Casey, in his last match for the club, as he returns to Chessington KC after one season, all got on the scoresheet, along with both debutants. POTM went to defender Andy Clay in a barnstorming 7-0 win.
Jarryd Chen, John Higgins, Ryan O'Neil, Mark Wilson, and Steve Casey, in his last match for the club, as he returns to Chessington KC after one season, all got on the scoresheet, along with both debutants!
The shortlist for the highly-regarded and hotly-contested Men's Players' Player of The Year Award was revealed; Tim Bamigbade, Tim Baxter, James Byrne, Jamie Harvey, Aaron McCann, Niall Sheehy & Chris Wolf all made the cut (and what would be a formidable 5-a-side squad!)