The Wands are on their travels once again tomorrow as we visit Cheshunt in a vital game at the wrong end of the Ryman League North Table.
With tomorrow promising to be a very warm day after months of cold hopefully setting the tone for a wonderful spring and summer , what could be better than travelling to leafy Hertfordshire to watch the Wands.
In my opinion Cray were unlucky to lose at Soham last Saturday but lose they did so now three points need to be picked up on a regular basis during the last thirteen games of the season if Cray are to avoid back to back relegations. Cheshunt currently lie 19th in the league table on 37 points and are only six points off the bottom three. Please note that Cheshunt too play in Amber shirts so Cray will be in their away strip tomorrow.
The last time we played a league game at Cheshunt was in the Aetolian League on 9th December 1961 when the home side won 2-1. Ken Turner scored tor the Wands that day. In more recent years we met in the Preliminary Round of the FA Trophy in October 2006 at Cheshunt with Cray winning 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Colin Luckett. Our game against them this season on 16th September is one we would most certainly want to forget with Cheshunt running out 4-1 winners at Hayes Lane in what was Keith Bird's last game in charge. Fagbohan, Bolle, Bossemen and Tajaksh scored for Cheshunt with Lol Hamici scoring a consolation in injury time.
Following tomorrow, the Wands are away to Wroxham on Tuesday night and then home to Needham Market on Saturday. From there we play three of the bottom four in the space of two weeks so there is plenty still to play for.
For supporters going to Cheshunt tomorrow and who haven't been there before here are some directions.
SAT NAV CODE: EN8 8RU
Exit the M25 at Junction 25 and head north up the A10 (T). Take the third exit at next roundabout B198 towards Waltham Cross, at the next roundabout take the first exit turning left into the High Street. Travel over two mini roundabouts and under the railway bridge (Theobalds Grove), take the first right into Theobalds Lane. Travel up Theobalds Lane over two mini roundabouts, the ground is located on the right partly concealed by trees.
The nearest railway station is Theobalds Grove on the main line from Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters (Victoria Line). Turn left out of station, and left into the High Street. Pass under bridge and then left into Theobalds Lane. It is about a 5/10 minute walk. Trains depart from Liverpool Street regularly with six trains a hour.
Waltham Cross station is about 15 minutes away – Out of station, turn left onto Eleanor Way, over the roundabout into Monarchs Way and then over the next roundabout into High Street, then as above. Trains from Liverpool Street run at 12 and 42 minutes past the hour.
The nearest pub to the ground would appear to be The Wheatsheaf which is located a few minutes from Theobalds Grove Station but heading away from the ground.
Cheshunt is situated in the area of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire and is very much commuter belt being only 13 miles from the centre of London. Victoria Beckham went to school there and another royal Queen Elizabeth I spent part of her childhood there. Cliff RIchard also has links to Cheshunt. The clubs most famous player is former Crystal Palace, West Ham and Northern Ireland International Ian Dowie.