All of the first three sides need to win their game tomorrow. All are in contention for a title and with the Sixes already Champions we are standing on the edge of history -- I cannot remember four of the clubs six sides winning titles in the same season so a full house is expected at Corkscrew Hill tomorrow.
All seats in the North Stand have been allocated to watch the First team take on League leaders and near neighbours Old Wilsonians at 3pm. Wilsons are playing their penultimate game of the campaign -- they have
37 points and will be moving heaven and earth to maximise their total from Saturday's game and their visit to Old Parkonians (who are also still in contention).They have 7 points more than us but we have three games in hand. Looking at the remaining fixture list, a defeat for our respected visitors will probably scupper their title hopes.If they win both games they will almost certainly take the title with 43 points.
Old Salesians could be champions -- they have 7 games left but have to play West Wickham, Nottsborough on Saturday and Old Parkonians twice as well as Winchmore Hill and Old Owens --- a daunting task.So the bookies prefer Old Wilsonians to Old Salesians.
Nottsborough can also reach 43 points with 3 games left so their game tomorrow against Old Salesians should be a cracker and might make the picture a little bit clearer ---- but their will be a few more twists and turns before any champagne is uncorked.Nottsborough still have to play Winchmore Hill and Old Owens.
For the Bluebloods the equation is simple -- win all five games and we will have 45 points and I am sure that this will be a winning total but all the remaining fixtures are as tough as meat from the Co-Op. So make sure that you are at tomorrow's big game.
Our remaining fixtures are:
Old Wilsonians (H)---- Tomorrow.
Old Owens (H) --- Saturday 21st April
Old Salesians (A) ---- Tuesday 24th April
Winchmore Hill (A) --- Saturday 28th April
Old Parkonians (H) --- Saturday 5th May.
The Reserves, who have had a tremendous season, have 2 home games remaining and four points from these game could seal the Championship on goal difference -- but John Parker will accept nothing less than 6 points and tomorrow Old Parkonians visit Corkscrew Hill. The visitors won the Old Boys Cup last Saturday beating Old Suttonians after extra time but were hammered by Old Wilsonians on Tuesday night 7 - 2. They will not take that defeat lightly and we can expect a tough game. This is a good chance for Dan Craig to score the goals needed to win the Golden Boot -- Nick Wilson still leads with 19 but he has only one game left and Dan has at least 2. Our other game is against Alexandra Park.
The Threes also need to win their remaining 4 games and they travel to Old Actonians needing to bang in four or five goals as goal difference could be the factor that decides the title. Nottsborough have finished their programme with 50 points and a goal difference of 47 --- the Bluebloods have 40 points with 4 games remaining -- 52 points would win the title and even 3 wins and a draw could be enough if we can improve our goal difference of 39. So let's hope that Scotty's boys have their shooting boots on tomorrow and they keep a clean sheet.
The Liverpool v Everton semi final pales into insignificance up against West Wickham v Old Wilsonians -- at Corkscrew Hill there will be no shirt pulling, no diving, no swearing at officials and no faked injuries aimed at disrupting play. All of these obnoxious traits will be on display at Wembley in both semi finals of the professional game this weekend. We will all watch them and then wonder why the FA and Referees don't take a stand against blatant cheating. All the pro clubs teach players how to cheat -- pro football has sunk to the depths.
Come on you Bluebloods -- let's continue to play the game the way we know that it should be played -- and have a few beers afterwards.