Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Scores, South Park and a smidgeon of innuendo,

Performance of the night tonight in the Isthmian South came, arguably, from Faversham Town who went to Hastings and won 4-1. Worthing moved into 3rd spot with a 3-0 home win against the, current, highest placed amateur side in the land, Corinthian Casuals. Elsewhere Eat Grinstead 'fans' will have been thinking about a second dry sherry as their side scored a brace at home, sadly however visitors Carshalton scored 3 so the jaspers remain 8 points adrift of Sittingbourne, who are 1 place ahead of the bottom three.

And so onto tomorrow with South Park visiting the ARS. The mere thought may one or two on the island checking their insurance policies. Others may simply be looking forward to an abundance of chocolate salty balls. I couldn't possibly comment.

Before all the possible shenanigans there could be a decent game of football however. Level on points but they have a game in hand. OK, most of their league wins have been against teams that will seemingly be glad to stay up this year but they have notched up away victories at Faversham in the league and Leatherhead in the FA Cup, so clearly not a match to be taken lightly.

We're no strangers to South Park of course and it's good to see that a proper low budget, volunteer driven, community club still retains a good number of familiar names in its first team. Kieran Lavery and Dale Burgess are the outfield players that instantly spring to mind as providing the threat of scoring goals against us. They're but a sideshow when we consider South Park's prime asset however.

Yes, I speak of goalkeeper James Wastell. A fine figure of a man with a full head of hair and an easy target for good natured abuse from behind his goal. He gives it back of course and rightly so (certainly in my case). According to the young people it's 'bants' or something. Worth throwing aside your blanket and leaving the marbled halls of the Garenne to enjoy the slightly more earthy side of non-league football.

If you're to the ARS tomorrow, enjoy it. If you're not, better luck next time.

Keep it Green.

Allez les Verts!!

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