Maidstone host Faversham then on Saturday...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
We were lucky even to be in with a shout of this anyway. The three points against Dulwich made both the title race and the 5th spot exciting where, if you were a betting man, it looked over at the time of the wall collapse.
However life is all about taking your chances and while we did at the replay we failed miserable yesterday. Faversham looked quite content about the game. They were not going hell for leather but were not lying down either.
As with the Horsham game, the opening spell looked bright with Leatherhead creating some pressure. Faversham hit the bar from a freekick and on the death of half time Tommy blasted wide when most expected the net to bulge.
Second half and news of Folkestone being one nil up filtered around the Grove. It confirmed what we already knew. We had to score.
That didn't happen and just when it looked like we would end the season missing out on goal difference a freak goal added to our misery. The visiting striker hit the ball with power from an impossibly tight angle and some how it came off or under the 'keeper and in. 0-1.
Could we respond? No chance. Composure out of the window and two one on one chances were missed in as many minutes.
Our friends from Dulwich would say justice was done. Some fans behind the goal and in the forum are not so sure...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Not an easy task though. Faversham sit in 4th place and have a chance of grabbing a home tie in the play-offs if they win.
Tense stuff then so hope to see you at the Grove at 3pm tomorrow for this encounter...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
There is also a bus leaving at 4.30 should you be wavering on whether to go or not. Details of how to book a place can be seen on the message board.
Directions can be found here. Kick off at 7.45. See you there!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
A bogey ground? Perhaps. A bad result? Without doubt.
Leatherhead fail to take advantage of early pressure and go down to a 27 minute penalty.
Composure ebbed away as Tommy saw red for giving the officials a piece of his mind. Brady followed soon after.
Have we blown it..?
Friday, April 19, 2013
They are up for this then and look for the double having beaten us 2-1 already this season. A classic in the making. Directions can be found here. Kick off at 3pm. Good luck fellas.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The whole team continued in the fashion as they had on Tuesday. Typified by two quick goals from Bradbrook. The first being a wonderful lob from distance.
Second half and we were still on the chase against a rather disheartened visiting team. Elliott and Tommy adding to their misery.
Big Vern made his way back into the side after a period of absence. Kev Terry returning from injury was another highlight. Keep him wrapped in cotton wool though as currently we sit 5th...
Horsham away Saturday...
Getting busy this! Crawley Down Gatwick come to the Grove after several failed attempts to play their first game here. This newly promoted side has settled nicely into the league and at one point sat in the play-off spots until they ran out of steam a little bit BUT they still pose a threat to our chances. You don’t score 70 goals in this division by luck you know…
Kick-off is at 7.45. See you there!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
It was clear that Leatherhead had not heeded pleas to sit on the grass for 78 minutes and took the game to Dulwich. We were closing down and presenting Dulwich with some problems down the wings. Not least for the number 2 who could cause himself enough problems without any help as it was.
The opening goal came down our right. A low swift cross that eluded (or perhaps even a dummy) the first man in the box. It came to Sam Blackman next who dealt the sobering blow. 1-0.
Leatherhead were accused of cheating in the abandoned game. Pressuring the ref to get it called off. Dulwich fans remained silent while their number 5 took a challenge and feigned injury to try and draw a yellow card. Not happy that his acting hadn't worked then went to sit on the pitch for a few minutes to receive 10 seconds of "treatment" only to jog back on and complete the full 90 minutes.
The whistle went and the Dulwich players did not take the news well. Ugly handbags were drawn and, in a trademark Dulwich move, the dressing room door now lies on the floor. All in a nights work.
CDG on Thursday then for a more low key affair...
Leatherhead face a Dulwich side that look even stronger than they did on their abandoned trip to The Grove.
Leatherhead look like the shadow of the side that had been on an amazing run until that point.
Football is a funny game though no?
Kick off at 7.45. See you there.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Leatherhead did put the effort in but spent the most of the first half enjoying their hobby of water divining by insisting on playing down the left where there was the most standing water.
Burgess Hill managed the better in the conditions and stringed enough passes together in a breakaway move to open the scoring on 19 minutes.
Second half and Leatherhead tried to ply some pressure in difficult conditions. A loud cry went up when the 'keeper appeared to slip and go straight through Bradbrook but no penalty was given and the game faded out to leave us looking short for the play-offs.
Dulwich Tuesday (subject to pumping)...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Our new friends touch down to the Grove tonight in yet another crucial game for us if we are going to make the play-offs. A rare Thursday night outing but such is the need with all of the postponements we have suffered this year.
This represents one of those birds in the bush. Let’s hope Brady has some good birdseed to tempt it out of hiding…
Kick off at 7.45pm. Good luck fellas.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Before the game much was made of the Herne Bay pitch. It was dry and bobbly and looked like playing conditions were tough. But for the cold we could have been playing on an African plain.
For those that do brave the conditions a win COULD see bounce back into play-off places. We are only one point behind you know... but that point seems to get bigger every game.
The location (I cannot find directions) can be found here. Kick off at 3pm. Good luck fellas.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Kev Terry is out and with a number of players being released it was the turn of something borrowed, something new. Not a happy marriage as it turned out.
Ramsgate failed to take advantage of our slip. Herne Bay away this weekend then!
Leatherhead sit just one point outside the play off places but face a famous bogey side. Kick off at 3pm. Good luck Tanners.