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Christmas Match Start with Town Derby

3 weeks ago By Website Administrator

Croydon FC are the visitors to Mayfield Stadium on Saturday in the first of two contrasting games over the Christmas holiday period.

It is Thornton Heath v South Norwood as the two teams go head to head for the second time this season. In the reverse fixture it was the Rams who came out on top with a 4-1 win at the Arena but Croydon, who sit bottom of the table, have a good record in recent years winning their last two visits to Mayfield Stadium. League positions should suggest a home win but form can often go out of the window when it comes to local derbies.

The Rams are still unbeaten at home in the league this season and will look to continue this record. In their last home game they came back from 0-3 to get the draw and it is that form and spirit of those last 15 minutes that Kevin Rayner will want to see for the entire 90 minutes. The Trams, meanwhile, have lost their last 4 league games but it was a 4-1 win at Glebe that provided their only league victory of the season and they will want to repeat that performance on Saturday.

The weather for Saturday's game looks set to be fine. Sunny intervals and dry during the day will give way to a fine evening. Temperatures should rise to around 11 degrees with a light south-westerly breeze and no rain is forecast.

There is a full programme of matches in the league this Saturday. Leaders Fisher are at Erith Town (15th); Beckenham Town (2nd) are at home to Corinthian (3rd); Cray Valley PM (4th) entertain Chatham Town (5th); Sheppey United (6th) are at home to K Sports (13th); Deal Town (7th) play host to Bearsted (9th); Lordswood (8th) are at home to in-form Tunbridge Wells (16th); Crowborough Athletic (10th) make the journey to play Punjab United (17th); Canterbury City (11th) travel to play Hollands & Blair (18th) and Glebe (14th) are at home to Rusthall (19th).

Arrive early with the clubhouse open from 1pm and live coverage of the early Premier League kick-off. After the game there will be the Christmas Draw and a glass or two raised to celebrate the festive season.

20th December

Updated 20:04 - 20 Dec 2018 by Website Administrator

Where next?

Player Departure Goalkeeper Nic Tayler has left the Club.
Rams Head to New Ground AFC Croydon Athletic travel to take on K Sports FC at their Cobdown ground in Aylesford in Kent making their first visit.


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