Written by Jack Smith
Concord Rangers 1
Dorking Wanderers 3
Prior (Pen) 4, 81
Match rating: 3/5
Star man: Jason Prior (Dorking Wanderers)
Concord: Haigh 5, Pollock 5, Shaw 5, Blackman 5 (Shabani 78), Scott 5 (Hughes 83), Sterling 6, Popo 6, Blanchfield 7, Wall 6, Raad 6 (Reynolds 69), Babalola 5
Subs not used: Martin, Roast
Dorking: Howes 8 , Beard 7, McManus 7, Harris 7, Fogden 5, Prior 8, Rutherford 5, Muitt 7 (Gallagher 56, 6), Fuller 7 (Noble 72), McShane 8 (Briggs 46, 7), Wills 7 (Moore 64)
Subs not used: Wheeler, El-Abd
Referee: Ben Atkinson
Concord Rangers crumble in dramatic fashion to nine man Dorking Wanderers in a game marred by horrible challenges.
Dorking got off to the perfect start when a bout of penalty box head tennis culminated in spot kick for the visitors. Jason Prior stepped up to squeeze the ball beneath the despairing dive of Chris Haigh for the lead.
Alfie Rutherford saw a snap shot well blocked before Concord created something of their own. A neat right sided move saw Tosan Popo shoot straight at Samuel Howes.
Wesley Fogden fell foul of the rules and was sent off just shy of the break when adjudged to have committed violent conduct to make life a little more difficult for his team.
The hosts took advantage and levelled the game when a stood up cross was met by Alex Wall who powered his header home. Things seemingly went from bad to worse for Dorking who saw a second red card of the game. Alfie Rutherford with a horrendous challenge on Jason Raad which referee Ben Atkinson initially brandishing a yellow card before consulting with his linesman and changing his decision to red. But you would be forgiven for miscalculating what happened next.
The nine visitors were awarded a penalty which Prior struck away powerfully to put his side back in the lead.
Hosting Beachboys knocked hard on the door for a second equaliser but found a mixture of goalkeeping heroics and hapless striking costing them dearly before the final nail was delivered. A breakaway goal against the run of play saw super sub Matt Briggs break Concord hearts by tucking the ball home.
Still there was some drama left to unfold with a Concord corner hitting the crossbar and forward Alex Wall seeing red late on for a petulant foul mouthed tirade at the official.
Three red cards and four goals in this one seeing Wanderers back to Surrey with the three points.