After Saturdays amazing, incident-packed match at the Gallagher Stadium, which saw a superb all-round performance by the Town team, we go again against Maidstone United at the QE2 Stadium tomorrow (Tuesday) evening, with a place in the FA Cup 1st Round Proper, the prize up for grabs, for the winners of this replay.
Whilst it was disappointing to concede an equaliser in the last seconds of added time on Saturday, we saw enough from Maidstone on Saturday to know they are a very good side, and it should be noted that their away league form is better than their home. The replay will be equally challenging as the first match, and we will definitely need to be on top of our game to progress.
The Stone's, ninth in the National League, will be trying to reach the first round proper for the fourth season running, tomorrow evening, while Town will be looking for a win to create a bit of history themselves.
Can we do it? You bet we can! Shock results happen all the time in the FA Cup. Town are unbeaten at home this season, have now gone eight games without defeat, are playing with plenty of confidence, and will be looking to make home advantage tell, in front of a large, noisy North London crowd.
The travelling support for our guys at the Gallagher Stadium on Saturday was absolutely top-draw, up there with the best! Fantastic, well done everyone, let's have more of the same and raise the roof tomorrow evening. Our team deserves maximum support and encouragement for the task ahead!
Good luck everyone! See you there.
Let's hear it for Andy and the boys!
'COME ON YOU TOWN'
Tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon Town extend a warm welcome to our opponents Met Police for our third Bostik League Premier Division fixture of the season at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. KO 3.00pm.
Last Tuesday evening, while we were losing 3-0 at Hendon in a challenging North London derby, the Blues went down by a similar margin, losing 4-1 away to newly promoted side Dorking Wanderers. The Met won their opening home match, beating Worthing 3-1 at Imber Court.
Both teams will be looking to bounce back this weekend, after their disappointing mid-week defeats, and another very close, tight contest is in prospect.
Next April is a long way off, there are 44 more league fixtures left, so plenty of points to play for, and Andy, Darren, and our new squad of players, deserve plenty of noisy support and encouragement tomorrow, as they battle to secure our first win of the season.
GOOD LUCK, LADS!
'COME ON YOU TOWN'
READY TO GO!
It's back, and there is plenty to look forward to on Saturday afternoon, when Town host Folkestone Invicta at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, in our opening Bostik League Premier Division fixture.
After all the comings and goings during the summer, optimism is high that Town can make a good start to the new season, with our new management duo Andy Leese and Darren Purse in charge, and an impressive squad of quality close season signings.
Be interesting to hear peoples thoughts on how Town are probably going to line-up against Invicta on Saturday afternoon.
Folkestone seem likely to be without striker Joe Taylor and influential mid-fielder Micheal Everitt for this match. Taylor has damaged his knee, whilst Everitt picked up a groin strain last weekend.
Last season, back in April, Town beat Invicta 3-1 at the QE Stadium. Will we chalk up another win? What do you think? How do you see the outcome?
One thing for sure, this is going to be another close, very exciting match. Let's be there to show our support for Andy and our guys, as they look to deliver our first win of the new season.
Tonight Town welcome our friends from Bedfordshire.
With our opening match of the new season just one short week away, Town host Barton Rovers of the Southern League this evening, at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, in our final pre-season friendly.
It provides a great opportunity for us Towners' to see how manager Andy Leese's new look team are shaping up, before the real business starts next Saturday, when we entertain Folkestone in our opening Bostik League Premier Division fixture.
If you are at a loose end this evening, fancy a couple of pints, some company and a bit of excitement, why not join other Towners' for some Friday night action under the lights. The weather forecast is good, so look forward to seeing you there.
Enjoy the match. COYT
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