Friday, 20 February 2015


from brimsdownfc website 

Saturday 21st February 2015 
Spartan South Midlands League Division Two 
Kick Off - 2pm 

On the road again. This time we are the guests of Christian football club and league newcomers, Cleanslate FC.

Cleanslate have struggled in their first season in the Spartan (sounds familiar), and when they visited The Goldsdown in October, they were unlucky to come to us when we needed a response to our painful away loss to Aston Clinton.

We beat them 8-2 that day and they had two players sent off late on for two yellows including a minor handbag session. They have conceded 78 goals this season in 20 games, winning three and losing 17, so, with respect, anything but a win, would be a disaster for us.

Give Cleanslate their due, they have scored 27 goals including the two that briefly brought them back into our game, but we score as well, so I think we will be too much for them on the day.

Elsewhere, there is much at stake and much to consider, especially after our game vs Aston Clinton was called off this weekend following a friday night rain storm. There were seagulls on our pitch - for real!

Hale Leys lost to New Bradwell 1-3 this week, a result that did not do a lot to help our cause, and also highlighted the fact that the runaway leaders have looked increasingly vulnerable over the last few weeks. They face Ealing Town away and will need to reassert themselves there. Ealing were very resilient and well organised when they came to us, and have done the double over Kent Athletic. However, they have had results nicked off of them too often to have been able to maintain their early promise.

Second placed Kent Athletic, with their winning run up to six after their 0-7 thumping of Wolverton, entertain fifth placed Totternhoe; who have not been the busiest of late with only four games played in 2015; winning three and losing at home to Grendon Rangers.

Kent will want to get us off their backs. If they fail to get something and we win at Cleanslate, we will be four points behind them with a game in hand and they have to come to us in March. Totternhoe, meanwhile, will be mindful that a loss could see them fall away from the top group.

The 61 FC (Luton) vs New Bradwell St Peter is a similar story, with the home side seemingly losing momentum from inactivity. For them it has not been a happy new year, apart from a 1-5 victory over third from bottom Tring Corinthians, they have failed to score and conceded eight in their other three fixtures, whereas, New Bradwell, absent from league action for most of January due to cup committments, have signalled their new year return with a stuttering draw at Mursley, followed by two wins, including the big win vs Hale Leys, putting them up our pipe as we go into the Spring.

Sitting comfortably?

Other fixtures:
Willen v Tring Corinthians
Old Bradwell v Pitstone & I
Mursley v Grendon R
Aston C v Wolverton

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