Freeman speaks ahead of Saturday’s game with Chipstead:
“With promotion sealed a couple of
weeks back against Horsham, it might be tempting to think ‘job done’. But
Saturday’s game against Chipstead could still be massive for us.
We wanted to win Saturday and have
the league in our own hands, but it wasn’t to be. But Carshalton’s defeat at
Sittingbourne has left the door open for us and we need to make sure we don’t
miss another chance, if we get one.
Carshalton will be nervous after
Saturday and we need to make sure we start strongly and put them under even
more pressure. For that we’re going to need your help.
You’ve been brilliant in the way
you’ve got behind the boys this season. We had huge numbers at Cray in January
and that definitely helped the boys to a massive win. The same was true at
Corinthian Casuals. And even on Saturday at Faversham, you stayed behind the
boys and kept urging them forward.
We need you one more time on
Saturday. Come down to the Pan and give the boys the send off they deserve
after the season. Come what may, we’ll still have something to celebrate at
full-time – we’d love you to be there to join the celebrations.”
With the best home record in the Bostik League South, the Rooks will be hoping to finish the season with another three points as Chipstead are the visitors to the Pan. Our record of 16 wins, 4 draws and just two defeats is impressive as well as the meanest defence, having only conceded 16 goals at home. Darren has a full squad to choose from for the final game of the season, with just Alex Malins still unavailable due to injury.
One of the turning points of our season was undoubtedly the win at Chipstead back in January with Ronnie Conlon’s very late goal giving us all three points and setting us up for a nine game unbeaten run. They arrive at The Pan on the back of eleven consecutive defeats – which was the opposite to their form in February when they won four games on the spin. During that run they have only scored nine games, conceding twenty six goals.
Kick off at The Pan on Saturday is 3pm