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Important 3 points last night, very tight between no. 2 and no. 5 in the table. Every dropped point between now and the end of the season is going to cost. Cheshunt also challenging for top 5 if they win their games in hand.

We have a strong squad this season, look at last night's bench (Joseph, Smith, Della Verde, Kiangebeni, Sayoud). And Cass is suspended! Going to be a terrific finish to the season. COYT!!!!

# Team Pl HW HD HL AW AD AL W D L F A Diff Pts Adj
1. Worthing 36 15 1 2 11 3 4 26 4 6 88 42 46 82 0
2. Bishop's Stortford 36 11 6 1 9 6 3 20 12 4 76 31 45 72 0
3. Enfield Town 36 14 1 3 8 4 6 22 5 9 80 51 29 71 0
4. Hornchurch 35 12 2 4 9 3 5 21 5 9 69 34 35 68 0
5. Folkestone Invicta 35 11 6 1 8 4 5 19 10 6 75 47 28 67 0
6. Lewes 35 9 3 5 9 4 5 18 7 10 76 51 25 61 0
7. Cheshunt 33 8 4 5 9 4 3 17 8 8 55 30 25 59 0
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My first game for a few weeks .. I said beforehand I'd take a scrappy 1-0 and that's what we got !

Great early goal with Youngs flicking in a well taken Taaffe corner!

Mo then had 2 really good chances to extend the lead ..  on both occasions Cunnington was well placed to tap in .. and that would have closed the game off early..

I understand Leatherhead have a completely new management and team, and they did not look like a team struggling at the bottom .. they can be disappointed not to get a draw

They had their own "Lee Chappell" long throw specialist and we defended resolutely ..

We did play direct when we got the ball .. and 2nd half they were probably the better team and it was anxious to the end ...

Only 1 sub - Taaffe (who had a good game) replaced by Nathan with 15 to play

Didnt hear who was MOM but it was Youngs for me .. some great play just behind the striker! Close 2nd was Cunnington who battles for the whole game and was a key outlet for the team!

Did going ahead early mean we took our foot off the gas? Maybe?

And with the bench we had I would personally have used PK and LDV (or Bilal) to give some fresh impetus in the 2nd half ...

Clean sheet will have done us the world of good .. I did want us to sign another CB but with days before the deadline I assume this wont happen .. we have Harold back from injury as well 

 

Our target has to be 2nd or 3rd place ...to get a home tie in the semi

Elsewhere Hornchurch won again despite Jo Wright being sent off in the First Half.

Cheshunt dont appear to have given up on a Top 5 place winning at East Thurrock - they have some big games coming up and can do us a favour by beating our rivals!

Folkestone lost 5-0 at Horsham .. this will give hope to Lewes and Cheshunt ...

 

So all to play for ..

 

 

 

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Looking at those around us in the play-off spots the upcoming fixtures are very interesting. Folkestone are enduring something of a mini-crisis with injuries to important players and others suddenly leaving the club to take up management positions. Given how strong they are at home (- 1 loss in the league all season,) they'd be an even tougher prospect in the play-offs if they finish in 2nd. Lewes have also had some injuries recently, and barring a remarkable run I'm beginning to think they might be out of the running. Our friends at Cheshunt are making the predicted later run - and I fancy them to make it into the top 5 - perhaps even edging out Folkestone. Some twists and turns ahead, but odds on an ETFC v Cheshunt FC play-off final at Donkey Lane in front of 2,000+?

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90 minutes of long ball to Cunnington was hard to watch. Its an effective tactic when needed for sure but for 90 minutes? Esp. with the ball players we had on the bench too! Not sure we'd get away with that against a team with a decent strike force.

Still, 3 points is 3 points and they all add up. I hope its not all workman-like performance for the run in and we can get back some of the flair from earlier in the season.

Sam Youngs had a great geam and was MoM.

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10 hours ago, Raingod said:

Didnt hear who was MOM but it was Youngs for me .. some great play just behind the striker!

Sam was MOM, but it wasn't announced for some reason 

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On 23/03/2022 at 09:57, Raingod said:

My first game for a few weeks .. I said beforehand I'd take a scrappy 1-0 and that's what we got !

Great early goal with Youngs flicking in a well taken Taaffe corner!

Mo then had 2 really good chances to extend the lead ..  on both occasions Cunnington was well placed to tap in .. and that would have closed the game off early..

I understand Leatherhead have a completely new management and team, and they did not look like a team struggling at the bottom .. they can be disappointed not to get a draw

They had their own "Lee Chappell" long throw specialist and we defended resolutely ..

We did play direct when we got the ball .. and 2nd half they were probably the better team and it was anxious to the end ...

Only 1 sub - Taaffe (who had a good game) replaced by Nathan with 15 to play

Didnt hear who was MOM but it was Youngs for me .. some great play just behind the striker! Close 2nd was Cunnington who battles for the whole game and was a key outlet for the team!

Did going ahead early mean we took our foot off the gas? Maybe?

And with the bench we had I would personally have used PK and LDV (or Bilal) to give some fresh impetus in the 2nd half ...

Clean sheet will have done us the world of good .. I did want us to sign another CB but with days before the deadline I assume this wont happen .. we have Harold back from injury as well 

 

Our target has to be 2nd or 3rd place ...to get a home tie in the semi

Elsewhere Hornchurch won again despite Jo Wright being sent off in the First Half.

Cheshunt dont appear to have given up on a Top 5 place winning at East Thurrock - they have some big games coming up and can do us a favour by beating our rivals!

Folkestone lost 5-0 at Horsham .. this will give hope to Lewes and Cheshunt ...

 

So all to play for ..

 

 

 

Asking Cheshunt to do us a favour! Don’t mention this to them.

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On 23/03/2022 at 18:19, Theodopolous said:

YEP….1997 Towners and 3 Chestnut boys.. 

Are you about to shoot yourself in the foot again Theo . The two bob outfit turned you over last time out and you made yourself look like a right dummy. Keep it up , You lot make me smile when you over rate yourselves . Anyway still great effort and luck required on our part. But I fancy putting your Townie noses out of joint as you will never live it down .?

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On 24/03/2022 at 21:12, Albury_Walker said:

Are you about to shoot yourself in the foot again Theo . The two bob outfit turned you over last time out and you made yourself look like a right dummy. Keep it up , You lot make me smile when you over rate yourselves . Anyway still great effort and luck required on our part. But I fancy putting your Townie noses out of joint as you will never live it down .?

Cheshunt FC….The only club that announces the changes in the crowd before each match ?…. Got to work until 3 tomorrow so hoping to join you two behind the goal for the second half… 

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9 hours ago, Theodopolous said:

Cheshunt FC….The only club that announces the changes in the crowd before each match ?…. Got to work until 3 tomorrow so hoping to join you two behind the goal for the second half… 

Wow !! we are on form today aren't we.? Nice to see your coming to watch a proper team for once  lol... Don't forget to pay a couple of quid at the turnstile and there may be a charity bucket going round for Ukraine ??  But knowing how tight fisted some of you lot are sneaking in at half time is probably the norm ???

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23 hours ago, Albury_Walker said:

Wow !! we are on form today aren't we.? Nice to see your coming to watch a proper team for once  lol... Don't forget to pay a couple of quid at the turnstile and there may be a charity bucket going round for Ukraine ??  But knowing how tight fisted some of you lot are sneaking in at half time is probably the norm ???

What was your result yesterday? 

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