Diary of a Staines man

#26, Published April 8th, 2013

It is true -you do not have to adjust your set - the mighty Swans did win 7-1 last Thursday at home to Hayes and Yeading with six different goal scorers. Since it was the only game In the conference south on Thursday I had great pleasure in going home and watching the BBC "text" with this result and goal scorers taking over the whole screen - I did think of Taking a photograph and transfering it onto a t-shirt to wear with pride! And we were 1-0 down before the avalanche so made the match even more memorable.

Well, hope we will all remember the game as most people must have been in a state of shock so that makes it four wins in a row including the county cup final.

The visit of Farnborough on Saturday could not come quick enough and with the visitors not having a goalkeeper due to various reasons one of their outfield players had to go in goal. Due to conference rules a signing cannot be made after the end of March and I imagine Farnborough were looking for an emergency signing but not to be so. With Thursday's score in mind along with a rookie goalkeeper how many goals are we going to score? The answer only 1 of course and even less than the number of the "goalkeeper", who was actually troubled! - he said in the Non League Football paper on Sunday he had "not much to do" - surely an exaggerated statement! The game resulted in a 2-1 defeat for Staines but at least there were two members of the Swedish Massive in attendance.

On Sunday I went to see Hayes and Yeading at home to Tonbridge (our opponents this coming Saturday) which resulted in a 3-2 win for H&Y after being two goals down in the first few minutes or so - I heard a Tonbridge fan say "how did this lot lose 7-1 to Staines and beat us - Staines will get about ten this Saturday" - well lets hope so!

Before that we are playing champions elect Welling United at home tomorrow who hopefully will bring quite a few supporters with them to cheer their team on but of course we want the three points as well.