Showing posts from March, 2013

The Road To Maidstone

With a less than a month until the Isthmian League Cup final, I thought it was worth looking at how both teams made it to the game which will be held at Maidstone FC on the 9th April. It’ll be a momentous occasion in itself as the Isthmian League Cup becomes the first major competition in the country to stage its showpiece cup final on an 3G surface, how that will effect the play of both sides remains to be seen!
Our opponents on that day will be Dulwich Hamlet of the Ryman League South Division, and they are no stranger to playing higher league opposition in this seasons cup competition. After a 2-1 away victory at Eastbourne Town in the 2nd round, and a 5-1 home victory against Herne Bay in round 3, “The Hamlet” hosted Ryman Premier League high-flyers Wealdstone. Dulwich were the better side throughout, and scored the only goal of the game 4 minutes into the second half. As seems to be the case in most games, the trailing team rallied in the closing stages, but the tie-saving goal ne…

Catching Up With Concord

Apologies for the time away, but I’ve been moving recently and it’s taken my attention away from writing/typing! Plenty of stuff going on though around Thames Road at the moment and not all great either.
First off I would like to wish Beachboys striker Harry Elmes all the best and a speedy recovery after his leg break vs. Thurrock. I was at the game, and although it was scrappy there didn’t seem to be any issues during the first half. But early in the second half the Thurrock number 3 put in a very dangerous challenge which snapped Harrys leg. It was sickening stuff; we could here the noise at the end of the ground. Thankfully the Concord Physio was on hand sharpish and the Paramedics turned up in good time to see to him. The game was abandoned shortly afterwards, and understandably so as it was obvious players were shaken up. A collection took place at the home game vs. Lowestoft the following Tuesday and raised well over £500 for Harry, which was fantastic to see, other teams have do…