Town Face Scholars Test

Our penultimate home league game of the regular season takes place tomorrow with the focus very much on trying to cement our play-off place as well as seeking that all-important home semifinal draw.

Visitors Potters Bar may have played both Tuesday and Thursday this week but derbies are always unpredictable affairs and Max Mitchell’s Scholars will be in no mood to give us anything in front of what will hopefully be another bumper attendance.

An 11-game unbeaten league run has put us in a fantastic position to dream of Step 2 football next season after what can only be described as a miraculous campaign.

Two wins out of four will get us over the line in terms of a definite playoff place while four points might well be enough. But dreams are often shattered and Gavin and his management team will be at pains to stress that even though we are third, nothing has been achieved yet with three more extremely tough fixtures on paper after tomorrow, two of them against playoff-chasing rivals.

With a good number of players left at home on Tuesday rather than travel to Wales for our Fenix Cup game, fitness should not be a problem but this is when everyone has to pull together to keep the momentum going.

“I’m not sure that Potters Bar playing twice this week will give us that much of an advantage,” said Gavin.

“They’re a young energetic side and are capable of beating anybody if opponents are not on it. We’ll have to be mindful of that. I know they’ve lost a couple in a row but not so long ago they  went and put together five or six on the spin.”

“They’ve got some pace in the side, some willing runners and hungry players. But we’re looking forward to it.”

“I can’t look too far ahead in terms of where we finish. The main thing right now is making sure we get there as quickly as we can mathematically. If you’re not in there, you can’t get promoted. Then you start thinking about home advantage.”