Next up - Bracknell Town
Saturday, 15th December at Wodson Park SG12 0UQ;
Bostik Isthmian League Div. 1 (South Central), kick off 3pm.
Admission - Adults £10, Concessions £5, under-14s free with paying adult.
I knew before I started this that we didn't have a good record against Bracknell but even I was surprised when I was reminded that we have only beaten them once in 12 meetings. They seem to have done a Hertford on us with our meetings mostly confined to periods when they were doing well or we were doing badly or both. It's not a good sign then that Bracknell are lying nine places above us in the table and are one of the favourites for promotion.
Our ways had parted when they joined the Southern League in 2004/5 where in six seasons they finished no higher than 19th out of 22. Ultimately relegation took The Robins to the Hellenic League before resurgence on and off the pitch saw them gain promotion back to Step 4 for the beginning of this season.
Last week Bracknell were held at home by league leaders Marlow but they did score three goals to become only the second team this season to record that many against the Bucks side. The other team? Ware, of course. Perhaps we'll see more than a few goals again on Saturday.
We will though be without Bradley Fraser who is on the second of his three match suspension after his red card against Chipstead. I am told however that Jason Brown will have been back in training this week and that Alaa Oujdi could be over his bout of tonsillitis.
The programme for this game (£1.50 on the gate) includes the fixtures, results and tables for all our age teams*, Matt Walker's continuing series on his football tour of Europe, Ian Bush's latest match photos and Traveller's Tales. In his Astroturf article Aiden turns his view towards racism in football before moving on to Tattoos and piercings.
* Please note that since the programme went to print there have been changes to the schedule of youth games on Sunday. The latest fixtures and timings can be found here.
Our record against Bracknell Town:-
|19 November 1994||Isthmian League Div 2||H||0||3|
|22 April 1995||Isthmian League Div 2||A||1||3||Miles|
|16 December 1995||Isthmian League Div 2||H||1||1||Pugh|
|4 May 1996||Isthmian League Div 2||A||0||5|
|21 December 1996||Isthmian League Div 2||H||0||2|
|5 April 1997||Isthmian League Div 2||A||3||4||Miles, Hart, McGill (pen.)|
|11 September 1999||Isthmian League Div 3||H||1||2||Jones|
|19 February 2000||Isthmian League Div 3||A||0||1|
|11 November 2000||Isthmian League Div 3||A||2||3||Crace 2|
|22 April 2001||Isthmian League Div 3||H||2||2||Shephard, Waldron|
|6 November 2001||Isthmian League Div 3||A||1||2||Chard|
|19 January 2002||Isthmian League Div 3||H||4||2||Connel, Gunn, Bishop, Kearney|