No Goals Against…

Although we failed to win on Saturday against VCD Athletic in the Ryman League Division One North the 0-0 draw, apart from a useful point, was our fifth match in a row without conceding.  Naturally the question everyone has asked me is when did the club last achieve five in a row without conceding.  So the best I can do goes back to the 2008/09 season when we were looking to get promoted to the Premier.   We achieved this by beating Concord Rangers in the play off final at Capershotts.  For those there truly a great day to remember.  Sadly for me I wasn’t!    The run began on 20th September away at Northwood when we won 2-0.  The same score against Cheshunt a week later was followed by a 1-0 win over old rivals Concord  Rangers.  We then had a 0-0 drsaw at Aveley and Thamesmead were defeated 3-0 to complete the nap.  The run came to an end though on Tuesday 14th October 2008 when we conceded 2 goals to draw 2-2 at Potters Bar Town.  So there you have it!  can we write some more history on Saturday at Dereham, who knows?

Saturday, 20 September 2008
Attendance 113

Northwood 0 Waltham Abbey 2
Elmes H, Sontag M

Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Attendance 205
Waltham Abbey 2 Cheshunt 0
Holland 2

Saturday, 27 September 2008
Attendance 134

Waltham Abbey 1 Concord Rangers 0
Holland

Monday, 29 September 2008
Attendance 128

Aveley 0 Waltham Abbey 0

Saturday, 11 October 2008
Attendance 121

Waltham Abbey 3 Thamesmead Town 0
Elmes J 2, Sontag M

Footballs gone soft #2

So clubs are now complaining about the state visiting teams are leaving their changing rooms. What next, leaving sock ties on the pitch and oranges in the dugouts.  Really come on, it’s football ffs.  As long as there’s no damage what is the actual problem? Clubs have always had cleaners. Are a few tea cups, plastic bottles and pitch mud really causing that much a problem?  It must be fantastic for the clubs with 3/4g pitches but that’s not proper football anyway! I draw the line at banging boots on the walls  that’s just bad manners. Ok guys use the bins provided and not the floor but to keep whinging about it surely there’s better things to worry about at football?  Must be me, call me old fashioned. What about the days when clubs would leave the heater on when it’s 100 degrees in the summer and leave windows open when it’s 10 below in darkest winter.  I guess everyone is rolling out the red carpet now! “Welcome to the club old chap, have a wonderful stay”. Yeah right …..

Best Ever Six Pointer?

Better people than me out there that can remember these things but what would you say is the best six pointer you have ever seen?  At Wroxham on Saturday some quarters described our match as exactly that, I´d say it was a little too early but with the teams at the bottom all playing each other in recent weeks and days to come each match takes on more significance.  Tonight we travel to WARE FC who have found themselves at the wrong end once again like us and dare someone say this is a sixer?  Most certainly we entertain BRENTWOOD TOWN on Saturday and will need to gain revenge for our 3-2 defeat earlier in the season.  Its all about breathing space at the bottom now with both Wroxham and Great Wakering surely with too big a mountain to climb.  There are mooted changes to league formats once again at the end of the season too, but one thing I would like to see always is promotion and relegation whatever changes.  I think clubs and fans want it too, it always gives us that new place to visit feel, well usually.  Anyway a little waffle for you on Valentines Day.  Comments always welcome.

The AA