Merthyr Preview

Greensnet Editor
Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11:17

And so we head towards the final fixture of our Southern League campaign, and we welcome Merthyr Town to Silver Jubilee Park.

We come to the game with the opportunity to improve our league position by one place. A win for us and defeat for Beaconsfield Town at home to Truro City would see us finish 16th.

Whilst we were defeated at Kings Langley on Easter Monday, our visitors were losing at home to Swindon Supermarine. That result means that their relegation was sadly confirmed.

Whether Taunton, Hayes & Yeading or Farnborough are deservedly champions at five-o-clock on Saturday, we offer our congratulations in advance and commend their performances over the last nine months.

Overall summary of our season has to be demanding and disappointing, especially bearing in mind our lack of any progress in the FA Cup and Trophy, although our injury table goes some way to putting our inconsistency into context. Highlights of the season? The four to nil win away to Truro on the opening day. The three to nothing home defeat of Met Police in mid-November and our appearance, yet to come, in the London Senior Cup Final.

The hard work starts now for the management team and Lee will already be thinking about recruitment for next season. We know he will be seeking to give us a squad with a blend of skill and strength, youth and experience, a mix of workhorses and thoroughbreds with creativity and solidity from which he can build a decent free-scoring and defensively mean side week-in and week-out.

It goes without saying we welcome our guests of honour, the esteemed members of the 1972 Amateur Cup winning squad and their family and friends of which there will be much written about elsewhere. At the other end of the age range, we will be joined again by members of Hendon Youth FC. We trust that all enjoy the SJP experience.

In expectation of a big crowd, we expect the car-park to fill-up early on Saturday. Please park with consideration of our neighbours and local residents on side-roads and remember that the 83 and 183 buses run regularly from Hendon, Kingsbury and Wembley to within a few minutes walk of the ground.

Come on You Greens.