A warm day for the visit to Stokenchurch, which once again provided a decent pitch to play on. After the win the previous week, Yateley were keen to repeat the result of last season and win the 3 points.
The first half was a relatively even affair without too much in the way of chances. The Stokenchurch duo up front were fairly sharp but never really got in with any clear opportunities mainly thanks to some good Yateley defensive work. James King came closest for Yateley when a fine move saw his first time shot hit the crossbar. Just before half-time, Stokenchurch took the lead with a bit of a messy goal after several tackles and blocks. The ball kept falling nicely for the home team and they eventually put the ball away from inside the six yard area.
The second half saw a change in formation for Yateley which paid dividends as they gradually became more and more dominant in the game, creating chances and playing with much more attacking intent. It took a while but the pressure eventually told when Alpha Sesay was brought down in the penalty area and Harry Wilcox made no mistake from the spot. Stokenchurch were on the back foot and unsettled and the winner came just before the end when Sesay put Ross Neeves in to secure the winner.
This was a disciplined performance from a Yateley team that never stopped from the belief they would win the game with Tom Sharpe outstanding in defence with his timing, positioning and anticipation.