Croydon 6 Hollands & Blair 2

Croydon shot up to second place after a domineering performance against bottom side Hollands and Blair on Saturday afternoon. Five minutes into kick off, Croydon got a free kick, which Blair cleared, but ended with Jamie McGeoghegan, whose header was saved by Mark Sitton. Then Marvin Armstrong had a chance only to be cleared by an opponent. Blair then had a chance only to be stopped by Matt O'Donoghue. Croydon soon had a corner, but Aiden Brown's attempt was blocked by an opponent. A couple of Croydon chances went over the bar, the second from Stefan Joseph. The first goal originated from a McGeoghegan free kick, which went to Armstrong who crossed to Andy Mott who scored after 23 minutes. Blair equalised six minutes later after a cross went to Luke Daggers whose shot went past Alex Hewitt.

Croydon regained the lead a minute into the second half when Aiden Brown scored. McGeoghegan extended the lead on 55 minutes when with a free kick that ended up in the back of the net. There was a feeling of deja-vu when three minutes later he did the same making it 4-1 to Croydon. For a brief period of the game, Blair had possession and made it 4-2 when substitute George Keen's shot flew into the net. However, Croydon were quick off the mark when a minute later Stefan Joseph scored with a header after the ball came off the crossbar. Another renaissance period came for Blair with a goal that was disallowed for offside and followed by a couple of chances that were stopped by Hewitt. Blair also had a free kick that went over the bar. Joseph then had a shot ending wide of the post, McGeoghegan had a shot saved by Mark Sitton, his first save since a chance at the start of the game. It was all over for Blair two minutes into stoppage time, when following a corner Joseph's header made it 6-2 to the Trams.

Croydon: Hewitt, O'Donoghue, Davidson-Phipps (Ojo 45), McGeoghegan, Sinn'Kaye Christie, Campbell (C), Brown (Wilson 60), Armstrong, Joseph, Mott (Hogan 74), Shango

Subs (not used): McAllister, Obazee