Diary of a Staines man

#5, Published October 22nd, 2012

Saturday October 20th

It has been a bit of a mixed bag since my last article - A 4-3 reverse at Eastleigh - a bit of a worry conceding four goals again But at least this time we scored 3! - And two of our goals I thought were very much gifted to us by errors from their goalkeeper.

Anyway get this game out of the way and look forward to the visit of AFC Hornchurch and members of the Swedish massive. It was nice to meet up again and they were treated to a fine performance by the Swans and of course we won. Full details of the game and trip were of course on the previous column. I will now have to try and keep up the high standards of the last article.

Saturday 20th and away to Sutton United and our first away win of the season with a fairly quite show with our white kit and white numbers on the back of the shirts hopefully to confuse the opposition and the ref - I think I worked out who was who. Hastings who beat us in the FA cup have reached the first round proper but drawn away to Bishops Stortford - conference league north so missed out to a glamour tie against a professional team like Coventry City (They are a glamour club I understand Goran S!) who have entered the FA cup at this Early round (for pro teams) for the first time in many years. The teams have match numbers rather than alphabetically drawn out each time so that would probably mean we have played Bishops Stortford as well so potential money spinner after all. I always look to see how far the team who beats Staines "just to see what might have been"

The Truro story, especially this season, has had more twists and turns than a murder mystery novel. A few series if stays of executions and a pub crawl of "last chance saloons" - late Friday afternoon and they were out of business. Some conference South teams unofficial websites had a revised league table with their results expunged which Maidenhead did not enjoy as they beat Truro 8-0 earlier in the season. Then all over a sudden a bit later on during Friday I understand two local business men (a night club owner and a taxi cab owner) somehow raised the required amount of money (GBP 50,000) to stay in the league and complete their fixtures for the season. I have wondered why they took all this time to save the club - the two of them must have been enjoying the local ale all day and decided yes, lets go for it - and hopefully they will not regret it. When we go there in February I will be watchful of cab firms and night clubs as they might be charging a lot of money now !........ Anyway so it means we are home to Truro tomorrow (23rd) after all.................