CROYDON came away with a fantastic 3-1 win at Hanworth Villa last Saturday.
They took an early lead when Ryan Fowler converted an excellent cross in the first minute, and they dominated for the next 15 minutes, hitting the woodwork twice without being able to press home the advantage.
Hanworth were not going to be kept out of the game for very long though. A penalty in the 17th minute got them back on terms after goalkeeper Francis Ameyaw conceded the foul. Centre-back Adam Baigent stepped up and coolly converted.
Ricky Farnden then hit the Croydon bar with a fine effort, before Josh Cover played in Karl Douglin who shot just over for the visitors.
After 61 minutes, Thompson stepped up to take a free-kick wide on the right. Using his deadly left foot, he swung the ball into the danger area only to see it evade everyone and end up nestling in the net.
Ten minutes later, Croydon went 3-1 up when they converted a penalty of their own thanks to Doughlin.
Villa pushed forward looking to get back into the game, hitting the bar for a second time before forcing another good save out of Ameyaw. Douglin missed a couple of chances but the Trams held on for an important win against a strong side.