In-form Petersfield Town recorded their fourth-straight victory as they beat Southern League division one central leaders Egham Town 1-0 at Love Lane – thanks to Alek Przespolewski’s first-half goal.
Egham had the best of the early chances, despite Petersfield dominating the midfield play.
On 20 minutes, a free-kick was curled in from the left and Reece Yorke’s glancing header went just wide of the far post.
The visitors went closer still six minutes later when Jake Cass picked up the ball in midfield and hit a first-time shot from 30 yards which beat Rams keeper Anthony Ender only to bounce back off the post.
As the half wore on, Petersfield started to create the chances, with Joe Briggs and Joe Richardson both going close with efforts that went narrowly wide.
The Rams’ pressure told when they got their noses in front four minutes before half-time.
Briggs found space on the right and his cross was half cleared to the edge of the box, where an unmarked Przespolewski smashed the ball first time into the bottom corner of the net.
The second half saw Egham on top but the home side’s strong rearguard action prevented them from creating any clear-cut chances on goal.
The Rams, themselves, went close to scoring again on the hour mark when Briggs’ free-kick was thooked against the outside of the post by Richardson before being cleared to safety.
The visitors came close to equalising late on when Jerome Ecclestone found himself in space in the area but could only flick his header wide of the target.
– GRAEME MOIR