If the home game on Easter Monday against Haringey was our biggest game of the season until then, this Saturday is now even more important with just two fixtures left.
If we can cause an upset at league leaders Bishop’s Stortford and/or Cray Wanderers plus those just below us slip up, then a playoff place is very much back in play.
The title will in all likelihood be won by Saturday’s opponents or Hornchurch or Canvey Island but of more concern to us is the five-horse race for fifth place and the final play-off spot between ourselves, Cray, Lewes, Horsham and Hastings United.
Cray may be favourites on paper but it may well go to the last day of the season on April 22.
The challenge for us, one point behind Cray, couldn’t be much greater. Runners-up last season, then beaten in the playoffs like we were, Stortford have won their last five games without conceding a goal and could clinch the title and win automatic promotion on Saturday if results go in their favour.
Of course we don’t want to give them that luxury at our expense and are well capable of stopping them in their tracks if we reproduce our best form which we may need to do to stay in the hunt. Our chances will certainly be boosted by a strong following in our final away game of the regular season.
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Meanwhile, congratulations to our Under-12 Side who won an international tournament in Italy over the Easter weekend beating Posilipo Santa Maria 4-0 in the final. We will be inviting them as our special guests to the Aveley fixture so we can all show our appreciation of their efforts.
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