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Thompson on target as Trams win

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TWO goals from Jason Thompson and one from Claudio De Almedia was enough to clinch another three points for Croydon in their 3-2 win over Ash United last Saturday.

The visitors nearly scored early on when Liam Pearson outstripped the Croydon defence but goalkeeper Francis Ameyaw stood firm and saved well.

But after just eight minutes, the Trams took the lead. A Ryan Fowler free-kick from the left was met firmly by Thompson, whose header crept just inside the post.

After four games in eight days, the Arena pitch held up very well and Croydon were by far the better side in the first-half.

Croydon nearly doubled their advantage when Josh Cover fired a speculative effort just over and Taylor Smith cut in and fired a left-foot shot that Mike Brawley pawed away for a corner.

Then Grant powerfully headed a Keimon Robinson corner just wide, while Karl Douglin saw a shot blocked, which fell to Grant, who hammered a hooked shot towards goal but goalkeeper Brawley did brilliantly to tip the ball away.

But they did find the net again on 17 minutes when Thompson let fly with a ferocious shot into the corner of Brawley's goal from outside the box.

With moments of the half remaining, Cover made inroads into the Ash penalty area and laid the ball off to Sean Rivers who, with an open goal beckoning, saw a shot hacked off the line.

The Trams went off the boil in the second half but there were still further chances for Grant, Rivers, Thompson, Douglin and debutant substitute Marlon Wallen.

With the clock ticking down, Ash were suddenly back in the game when they scored in the 81st and 83rd minutes.

A typical goalmouth scramble finished up with Karl Dalloway poking the ball into net after it had ping-ponged around inside the box.

Then Phil Hornbrook got on the end of Jimmy Norman's free-kick with a header to bring the scores level.

However, Croydon scored the winner just a minute later. Smith penetrated down the left, picked out Wallen on the right and he squared for in-form Claudio De Almeida to poke the ball home.


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