Welcome to Thames Road for what is Concord Rangers final game of our inaugural Skrill Conference South season. I don’t think anyone could have expected this season to play out as it has, we all had dreams sure, but breaking as many barriers as we have as a club has surprised plenty of teams, experts & fans alike.
From earning the teams first victory in this league away at Dover back in August, securing our 50 point target away to Farnborough back in March through to confirming a top 10 finish with a victory away (find a theme here?) to Basingstoke this past week, it’s been one hell of a season! I could sit here and write about how well Danny & Glenn managed the side, how well each of the players performed, how loudly the fans cheered at some of our most exciting moments, but that would be singling out one aspect of many. It’s been a club effort to reach this level of success, dedication, blood, sweat & tears at every level has contributed to the Beach Boys having a spectacular first season in the Skrill South.
From my perspective the team has over performed, broke records and made history at every turn as the season wore on. Being a part of that as a fan, and a part of the Concord family has been an experience I will never forget, and one I hope you, my fellow fan, have enjoyed as much as I have!
There is still more to come though, after todays game against Bath City we travel to Dagenham & Redbridge to face Skrill Premier side Braintree in the Essex Senior Cup final. Given our recent history in finals it will certainly be an event to be part of! The game is due to kick off at 19:45 on Tuesday 29th April, and it would be fantastic to see as many fellow Concord fans there as possible to cheer the lads on and hopefully end this historic season on a high. A quick warning though, get there early if using the train, tube strikes are due to take place and will undoubtedly cause grief to those using public transport!
I’ve been writing these articles for some time now, and whether you read them in the programme or on the website, I hope they provide you with some enjoyment and a decent take on how I see things being a part of this special little non league club. Let’s cheer on the lads today and on Tuesday, and I hope to see you all here again next season.
You Are My Concord
Concord Supporters Association Chairman