>Five weeks tomorrow………


We kick off our campaign to regain Football League status with a home game against Eastbourne Borough. Now not being particularly superstitious we won at home 5-0 twice last season, once on the opening day of the season and once against Eastbourne so surely lightening cannot strike twice or is it three times as the omens point to a good start to the season. Let’s hope so!

Other dates to watch out for are probable Sunday lunchtime kick offs against our old rivals Chester in September and on Valentine’s day (thoughts of a massacre come to mind!), Altrincham are our Christmas derby double act at home on Boxing day and then away on New Years Day. The run in, he says being optimistic, does not on paper look to difficult with the last 6 games being Histon (H), Mansfield (A), Gateshead (H), Grays (A), Rushden (H) and then the travelling red army is set to invade the great footballing outpost of Hayes & Yeading on the last Saturday of the season.

With the players returning to full time training earlier this week and more new signings in the offing this particular correspondent is feeling extremely optimistic about the season ahead and with the first pre season game due on 11th July the season is getting ever closer. Five weeks and counting…

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