Merstham Preview

The good news from Saturday was that most of the other results went our way.  The bad news was that we couldn’t break down the defensive barriers of Wingate & Finchley plus the hurricane force wind.  Whilst we never really looked like conceding, our chances at the other end of the field were limited.  Whilst only gaining a point was harsh, we have the opportunity to grab more with a short trip on Easter Monday to Merstham for the first time in a league fixture.

Fingers crossed we will welcome back Jonte Smith, literally straight off the plane from Cuba, where he has been on International duty for Bermuda in the Caribbean Cup, whilst Lloyd Cotton is available after his two game suspension.  Josh Street may also be back in contention after missing Saturday’s game due to injury.

Merstham’s impressive season continued on Saturday when a Callum Willock hatrick saw off Grays Athletic.  Their recent form has been decent with three wins from their last six games, as well as winning seven games (scoring 24 goals in the process) since their 1-0 defeat to the Rooks back in January.  Their main threat comes from the trio of front players Willock, Charlie Penny (15 league goals so far this season) and Phil Page, whilst attacking midfielder Fabio Saraiva is always a threat.  Our only previous game against them came in January when Trevor McCreadie’s very late winner gave us all three points.

Kick off at The Moatside Stadium is 3pm on Monday.


Author: stuartnoel

Nearly prize winning author of Passport to Football, Budget Airline Football and European Football - A Fans Guide.