Friday, 6 March 2015


Wolverton have been a fly in our ointment in both seasons in the Spartan South Midlands League Division Two so far. Last year in the home fixture, we were 3-0 up at half time and flying only for the Milton Keynes outfit to come back at us 2nd half and nick a 3-3 draw with the last kick of the game. They then beat us 2-0 in the return fixture.
This year, we played out a 1-1 draw at The New Park, so we go into this game without a win against them in three attempts. Unfortunately though, we desperately need a win if we are to keep our rivals off our backs.
We are two points behind Kent Athletic and they have Aston Clinton away, while New Bradwell, who are chasing us, play bottom of the league side Willen at home so we have to assume that they will both win.

Wolverton's away form has been better than at home, with three out of their four victories being away, however, we have been strong at home, unbeaten and winning six out of the eight fixtures with thirty-five goals scored.

We are fifteen games unbeaten, home and away, and with three new signings, we are confident and looking forward to the challenge.

We left it late versus Tring Corinthians at the weekend, with Ola Akinwande's 90th minute strike, saving the day - but a win is a win.

Losing three key players, as we have done recently, has gone, largely, unnoticed, as we have enjoyed six straight victories and three clean sheets in the last three games, however, football being what it is, that just gives us more to lose, so it will be a tense one, for sure.

If we get it right, then a midweek victory at home vs Aston Clinton puts us second in the league - what an achievement and psychological edge that would be.

I am too old to count my chickens though, and know that in football, an awkward bounce can make or break a season, so we wait, agog in anticipation as to what happens from here.

Whatever happens, we are up for the challenge - it's why we turn up.

Weekend fixtures
Aston Clinton v Kent Athletic
Brimsdown v Wolverton Town
Grendon Rangers v Ealing Town
Hale Leys United v Totternhoe
New Bradwell St Peter v Willen
Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Mursley United
The 61 FC (Luton) v Old Bradwell United

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