Friday, 19 April 2013


A quote from The Cold End on Thursday 4th April was "With the three games coming up against Lowestoft Town, Wealdstone and Margate TheColdEnd thinks Carshalton Athletic will have performed a minor miracle if they finish outside of the bottom two at the end of the season."

Fast forward to today and The Robins have beaten Lowestoft Town away from home (2-3) and thrashed Margate 4-0 at home along with the all important 1-4 victory at Hastings United last night which has moved them up and out of the drop zone. Tomorrow they host Wealdstone and are 23/10 with to win the game. The Stones defeat at Hampton and Richmond on Thursday night means they can no longer win the title as there possible points total is 81 with table-toppers Whitehawk currently on 82 points.

At the bottom of the table tomorrow Hastings United face a tricky trip to Canvey Island and Lewes (Thursday saw the firs time Lewes have been in the bottom two!) travel to Harrow Borough. Cray host Hampton and Richmond, Wingate and Finchley go to play-off chasing East Thurrock United and Thurrock go to Kingstonian. Enfield Town travel to Hendon who still have an outside play-off chance and are bang in from with three victories in a row.

Town's opponents managed by ex Enfield FC goalkeeper Gary McCann have played 21 games this calendar year winning twelve of them, drawing six and losing only 3 which comes close to that of champion's elect Whitehawk who have won 13, drawn 5 and lost 2 of 20 games.

Hendon's team on Thursday night included some new players who have joined since we last played them on Saturday 17th November in defender Sam Flegg (who has joined from Thatcham Town in December 2012), 18 year old left midfielder Jack Connors (who is currently on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge and has made 16 appearances), experienced defender Warren Goodhind (ex of Barnet, Cambridge United and Oxford United) and 18 year old midfielder Rouchy Efambe (another player on loan from The Daggers). Connor's impressive performances for Hendon has earned him a one year professional contract from next season with Dagenham & Redbridge.

The game will mark the end (if they don't qualify for the play-offs) of their four and a half year stay at Wembley FC's Vale Farm as from next season they will be ground sharing at Harrow Borough's Earlsmead stadium which is eleven miles from Hendon's spiritual home at the much missed and historic Claremont Road. Vale Farm is around six miles away. One can only hope and wish they move back to their home town sooner rather than later.

15. HARROW BOROUGH   38 11  19  -15  41  53  DLWLWD 
16. ENFIELD TOWN   39 12  22  -22  41  50  WLWLLL 
17. THURROCK 39 10  21 -18  38  47  WWLLLL
18.  WINGATE AND FINCHLEY 39 11  23 -25  38  47  LLDWLW
19.  CRAY WANDERERS   39 11  19 -27 38  47  LWLLLD
20.  CARSHALTON  ATHLETIC 40  11  25 -20 37  43  WLWWWW 
21. LEWES3981219-17 3645LLLDWL
22. HASTINGS UNITED 3871417-223547LWWLLL

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