Ex-Tanners were always going to be a danger today. None more so than Tommy Hutchings who has a left foot that, while underperformed this season, can cause problems. So it turned out as he went on to score a hat trick.
The first came after a difficult period of play to watch. Leatherhead we not comfortable on the ball and Merstham seemed up for it. It was a defensive slip that let in Tommy. Treading on the ball pushed it into his path and he smashed it home. 1-0 at half time.
Second half and Merstham were really all over us. They hit the post before Tommy got his second chance. The initial save was then smashed home. All looked lost as Leatherhead seemed completely flat. That said Merstham seemed to take their foot of the gas and Leatherhead grew in confidence.
The first goal came from a corner, poked into the goal at the near post by Eisa. 2-1. Could we dream? Yes we could. A long ball was chased by Theo and the 'keeper panicked when trying to gather, spilling it into out striker's path and he walked it into an open net.
While Merstham fell away winning 2-0 they stepped it back up at 2-2 and applied pressure to tap in after a cross was not dealt with. They gave the goal to Tommy, I am not so sure.
Guernsey and Peacehaven win... Faversham in the week is far from a meaningless fixture...