I was too late for the first game today but got to see most of the second game, I arrived just as Edmonton Rovers were awarded a penalty from which they duly scored to make it 1-1 but then went on to get stuffed 8-1, I gather the first game was a bit closer at 2-1. Cheshunt Corinthians did look good, was Billy Wingrove who you mentioned their number 19? He certainly caught my eye and also scored a great goal!
I had to play the First Half of the first game...at the age of 51 !!!, as we had four players drop out on the morning of the match and another one turn up late.
We also had to field a 40-year-old central defender who had also not played for several years, but our experience and organisation got us through and we probably deserved a draw from the first match.
Cheshunt Corinthians' goals were scored by Michael Deane (Welling United...Conference South) and Andy Porter (ex-Braintree...Conference South) ! Here
are their players Appearances & Goalscorers' totals so far this season.
They tried to bring Billy Wingrove on as a sub in the first game, but they had such a big squad turn up on the day that they had already given five names to the Ref and missed him off !
He played the whole of the second game (yes, he was wearing No.19)...along with 8 other top-quality ex-Semi-Pro players who had not played in the first game, and with us only having one fresh player to bring on (after missing the first game because he had to go to Church !), we were always going to get absolutely battered.
Every single one of their players turned up an hour before the kick-off in their designer tracksuits and warmed up properly. We were a shambles...because we are stuck in mid-table with nothing to play for, we had five first-choice players missing, and numerous other squad members have simply lost interest, mainly because of the enforced 9-week break we endured in December & January due to the weather. (They have since found better things to do on a Sunday morning than come along and go sub/club lino/challenge for a place in the side).
Cheshunt Corinthians should finish in the top two this season and get promoted to the Premier Division for next season.
This coming Wednesday night (21st April), they are playing Larsens in the Waltham Sunday League Senior Cup Final at Broxbourne Borough F.C. (7.45.p.m. kick-off), another game that I will be filming.
Should be a cracking match as Larsens squad
includes Ansah Owusu (ex-Bristol Rovers), Russell Williamson (ex-Southend United) and numerous current or former Waltham Abbey players (Ryman Premier).
Larsens are only a mid-table side in our Premier Division
though, which shows how strong our League is.
If Cheshunt Corinthians are in the Premier Division next season, despite the quality players they have got, they will do well to finish above Enfield Rangers, I.M.L., Lea Valley Royals and Spenny Rangers.