SAT 18TH JAN – THE KNAPPERS DROP IN
Our challenge to get away from the foot of the table doesn’t get any easier this Saturday. Our last 4 games have seen us up against sides from the top 6 in the table, this weekend 2nd place Knaphill visit the Ranch.
The Knappers have spent the season going through a transformation and things are really clicking now. 9 wins, and no defeats, in the last 12 games have seen them race up the table and now, rightly so, will have aspirations of winning the title.
However, we are going through changes of our own and, in recent weeks, have developed a more steely side. Simon and his boys will be looking forward to the challenge and will be determined to get that evasive first home win of the season.
Ko 3pm @ Rectory Meadow, Park Road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission £7, Concessions £4, Under 16 free
11 JAN 2020 – Another hard earned point
HVFC 0 – 0 FRIMLEY GREEN
Our run of tough games continued with the visit of Frimley Green who turned up on the crest of a nine game unbeaten which had seen them climb into 6th position in the lead. The task was made harder by the fact that we had to lineup without 5 of the players, including our complete forward line, that played so well at Abbey Rangers the previous week.
The conditions weren’t great, a swirling wind made it difficult for any pretty football to be played so both sides adopted a more direct game, a tactic I suspect our visitors are more used to than ourselves. We knew that Frimley are a physically strong side that we would have to match them in this department if we were to get something out of the game, and our boys proved themselves more than able and took much of the game to our visitors.
The game itself was a fairly even affair, and although chances were relatively few, the Frimley keeper was the busier but he proved to be up to the task, especially towards the end of the first half when he did well to prevent Scottie Walker rounding him for what would have been a tap in.
Points shared but I know Boss Simon was disappointed that we didn’t get more out of the game. He should, however, take heart in the fact that we have come through 4 games unbeaten against sides in the top section of the table.
Another very tough game at the Ranch this Saturday when 2nd place Knaphill, unbeaten in 12, are the visitors. 3pm Kick off
TUES 21st JAN – VILLAINS V BADDIES
Pleased to be welcoming Baddie Lea to the Ranch for our first meeting of the season. One of our favorite fixtures as they are a club after our own heart and we are glad that, after a number of nomadic years, that they have finally got a ground that they can call there own. Not been there yet but by all reports, it’s a ground that they can rightly be proud off.
This season (so far) has been a fair to middling one for our visitors. 9 wins and 11 defeats sees them sitting in mid table but they are not out of touch with the top of the table. A good run could easily see them climb into the top 4 or so.
This fixture last season finished all square, at 2 each. We will be looking to do better this time round.