Next up - Chalfont St Peter away on Tuesday, 4th September at Mill Meadow, Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks SL9 9QX; Velocity Trophy Round One, kick off 7.45pm.
Admission: No details of admission prices available on the Chalfont website
We've met Chalfont three times before in cup games and are yet to taste success. An Isthmian League Cup preliminary round game kicked things off in August 1987 with a 1-0 home defeat. Less than three months later we travelled to Chalfont in the FA Vase. We lost 6-0 when it seemed to me that in an otherwise even game the home team were just able to score whenever they attacked.
It took me a long while to get over that, perhaps I never have. A chance for revenge came in the league cup first round meeting of 2003. Playing away once again we lost 5-1. At least we scored.
Now the league cup, sponsored by Velocity Sports, beckons again though we won't be playing on the surface that the competition's sponsors laid for us. Instead we're off to Buckinghamshire and the grass of Mill Meadow.
We haven't met Chalfont since our season in the Southern League when they scored a double over us. The rearrangements at Step 4 for this season mean that not only are we in the same league again but also the same division so this will be the first of three meetings in 2018/9.
As always with the early rounds of the league cup both clubs may well rest some regular first teamers to give other squad members the chance to shine.
Our ten most recent matches with Chalfont St Peter:-
|28 October 2003||Isthmian League Cup Rd 1||A||1||5||Miyoba|
|1 November 2003||Isthmian League Div 2||A||1||1||Frendo|
|9 December 2003||Isthmian League Div 2||A||1||2||Frendo|
|14 February 2004||Isthmian League Div 2||H||1||2||Bowgett|
|11 December 2004||Isthmian League Div 2||H||0||2|
|5 March 2005||Isthmian League Div 2||A||1||1||Ellerbeck|
|12 November 2005||Isthmian League Div 2||A||1||3||Berry|
|18 February 2006||Isthmian League Div 2||H||3||0||Spendlove, Stevens (pen.), Ellerbeck|
|31 August 2015||Southern League Div 1 (Cent)||H||1||3||Shehu|
|26 December 2015||Southern League Div 1 (Cent)||A||2||3||Bishop 2|
Our best and worst against Chalfont St Peter:-
|17 February 2001||Isthmian League Div 3||A||4||1||Crace 3, Moy|
|16 October 2001||Isthmian League Div 3||A||4||1||Greenwood, Haag, Mitchell, Moy - at Thame United|
|7 November 1987||FA Vase Round 2||A||0||6|
|3 November 1984||Isthmian League Div 2(N)||H||0||6|