With all our home Junior matches called off on Sunday I made my way to Wembley to watch Conors 15s play AFC Wembley in the quarter final of the county cup, I have to be honest and admit that I was very surprised that the match was still going ahead as the conditions were dreadful and I was sure that the pitch wouldn’t be playable for such an important cup tie.

When I arrived at the ground our 15s were already warming up, I could see that my concerns were valid as the pitch was in an awful state, after speaking to the ref along with our Manager and Wembley’s Manager both sides agreed that the game would start and leave the decision up to the refs discretion.

The first half was very entertaining, the pitch made it almost imposable to play the passing game, twice we went in the lead and twice Wembley responded with an equaliser, the half finished 2-2.

The ref was obviously concerned and he pulled everyone in and said he would give it 10 minutes to see how the pitch stood up, I think everyone knew that it wasn’t going to be good as by now the pitch was boggy and slippery and becoming very dangerous.

Into the second half the conditions were as bad as they could be, Wembley scored their third as we struggled to clear our lines and stay on our feet, 8 minutes in and the ref called for the game to be abandoned, the decision was a correct one and full credit goes to the young ref for making the call.

The sides meet again this coming Sunday and we hope that the pitch is better and football can be played because at this stage of the competition it’s unfair for both set of players to be asked to play on a surface like that.

A final mention goes to Bills under 7s who informed me that three of our lads have been asked in for a trial at AFC Wimbledon, Bill is doing a fantastic job with these boys and they are a real pleasure to watch, good luck to Harry/Mathew and Max, that’s why we do what we do, progression and development is our number one priority, the work and training sessions that Bill does with these lads is why the squad is improving week by week, well done all.