Alf Blackler gives his thoughts on Saturday's game
Even at this early stage of the season, Saturday’s game with Lancing would be regarded as a classic six pointer!
We have only managed two points from three games so far, whilst our visitors are yet to get off the mark. This is their first season in the Isthmian League, although they were involved in a three team race for promotion with ourselves and Rye United back in 2012 with us managing to win that particular race thanks to a last game single goal victory at home to Rye, goal scorer being Frenchman Williams Peauroux.
But it hasn’t been the happiest of starts for Lancing with four goals conceded in each of their games so far. They started with a 0-4 loss at Sittingbourne, a result that was repeated in Tuesday night’s game away to Chichester City.
Last Saturday’s first home League game of the season saw them lose 2-4 against Cray Valley PM with our former player Matt Daniel grabbing their second goal late in the game.
So, they have scored two and conceded twelve, but we are hardly a great deal better with four scored and ten conceded!
Even in the F.A.Cup, our stories have some likenesses. Whilst we drew 3-3 at South Park before losing the home replay 2-4, they went out at home to Haywards Heath by the now sadly familiar scoreline of 0-4!
Theoretically Saturday’s game should see plenty of goals, but who can tell?
Admission £10 Adults; £7 Concession and £2 for U12s