Badshot Lea manager Gavin Smith was delighted with his side after they won 3-0 at Redhill in the third round of the Surrey Senior Cup last Tuesday night (February 20).

The Baggies took the lead in the 20th minute through Kai Allsopp’s goal.

Allsopp turned provider nine minutes later when his pass found Lamin Ceesay, who found the corner of the net.

The third goal arrived on 67 minutes when Kareem Akinnibi’s cross found Anuar Ceesay, who slotted home.

Smith was pleased with his side’s efforts on the night.

“We deserved to go through to the next round,” he said.

“It was a good opportunity to give some minutes to players who needed minutes.

“Everyone did their job well.

“We were the better side in the first half and could have been more than two goals up.

“We were able to make a couple of changes at half-time and give George Frise and Freddie Robins 45 minutes, which they needed.

“We also got Louis Hamblin on in the second half, which was good.

“Redhill had a little spell in the second half, but once we got the third goal that sealed the win.”

Badshot Lea have had to deal with a lengthy injury list in recent weeks, although the pressure on the treatment room appears to be easing and Smith is delighted to have more options at his disposal.

“We’ve now got good options to pick from with players coming back from injury,” said Smith.

“We’re pretty much playing on Saturday and Tuesday every week now, so the players have come back at a good time and it will be important to keep the squad healthy for the run-in over the next couple of months.”

Badshot Lea were frustrated by the weather on Saturday when their Isthmian League South Central Division match at home to Hanworth Villa was postponed.

Next up for the Baggies is a home game against Uxbridge in the Isthmian League South Central Division on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Badshot Lea will then travel to Hashtag United in the quarter-finals of the Velocity Cup next Monday night (March 4).