Important game tomorrow

Greensnet Editor
Fri 22 Nov 2002, 10:00

Hendon have a massive game tomorrow, and it has been many years since such a fixture would have a direct bearing on both teams' championship hopes at this stage of the season. The Greens will entertain current Premier Division leaders Aldershot Town at Claremont Road tomorrow afternoon, kick-off 3.00 pm. The Shots were without a game on Saturday, but their victory over Hayes last Tuesday ensured that they had a clear lead going into the weekend especially as second-placed St Albans were involved in FA Cup action. Saturday's results mean that the Shots are now 2 points ahead of St Albans and Purfleet and 4 up on Hendon. However, the Shots did slip up at Cheshunt in the Bryco Cup on Tuesday night, despite fielding a strong line up.

Last season, Hendon met Aldershot 3 times and lost on each occasion. On a foggy December night at Claremont Road, the result was 1-0 to the Shots; two months later, they won 2-0 at the Recreation Ground in a League Cup match that was switched from Claremont Road; finally, in the return Ryman League game, Aldershot recorded a 2-1 victory, with Dale Binns being Hendon's scorer. The Greens have yet to beat Aldershot in their 4 home meetings in the Ryman League, although they did win a League Cup tie in 1992-93.

It is important that we have a good turnout, for what is one of the biggest league games at the right end of the table for many years for the club. Plenty of support, plenty of noise, even if the going gets tough. We hope to see you all tomorrow afternoon.