Just in case of any doubt, the pitch is in excellent condition for this afternoon’s match and the game is definitely ON

It’s back to the League today after the excitement of Tuesday’s win over Harrow Borough and there can be no room for complacency against a Colliers Wood side who have generally been in very good form recently, until spoilt by Camberley last Saturday, who left Wibbandune with a 4-1 victory.  Prior to that though our visitors this afternoon had won five matches in succession.  That run has seen them up to 7th place in the table, albeit that they have played more games than others around them.

We visited Colliers Wood in October and won a very tight match, riding our luck at times, by two goals to one, courtesy of Max Webb and a penalty from Alex Fisher, although we can point to a refereeing error that might otherwise have seen us score a third goal, when the official pulled play back for a free kick to us in the centre circle, with Jack Beadle in possession with only the keeper to beat, which he may or may not have done, of course.

We have a good recent record against our opponents but we have rarely met over the years, last season being the first time we locked horns in a league match.

The draw for the semi-final of the Middlesex Senior Cup is being broadcast live on radio this evening, at approximately 5.30 p.m. from Crystal Palace soon after the end of their match.  It will be on  94.9 FM. 

Like our opponents, we are reasonably well up with our fixtures and there is no midweek match for the 1st Team this coming week.  Next Saturday though we travel to Badshot Lea, who play at Ash United, and those who were there last season will remember the rather heavy condition of the pitch on the day.  There have been plenty of postponements at the ground this season so hopefully the wet weather will relent a little as we go into February.  We are not so badly off but some clubs are still a long way from completing even half their fixtures so they face a busy March and April, that’s for sure.