After last week’s postponement, The Rooks lost top spot in the Bostik League South to Cray Wanderers but will be looking to regain it when Greenwich Borough arrive at The Dripping Pan on Saturday.
Darren has had a full week working with the squad although the cancellation of Thursday’s DS game did deny a couple of the players an opportunity of getting some game time in their return to fitness. Omar Lawson will be serving part of his suspension after his sending off against Thamesmead Town but it is likely that Jamie Brotherton, Bouwe Bosma and even Matthew George could return from injury.
Before last Saturday, Greenwich Borough were one of the form teams in the league, having been unbeaten in the Bostik League since mid-November. During that period they lost manager Gary Alexander as well as a host of players including keeper George Kamurasi, Charlie MacDonald, Mark Phillips and Tom Beere, although the departures appeared not to have affected them too much as they won their next three games. However, last Saturday the form book was turned on its head when they were beaten 3-1 at home to VCD Athletic. Their record on the road this season reads won eight, drawn six and lost two, scoring 29 and conceding 16. In contrast, The Rooks have lost just once at The Pan this season and have the best home record in terms of dropped points, having missed out on 11 out of a possible 45 points so far.
Our last meeting was back in December when the Rooks grabbed a point in a game of attrition at The DGS Stadium thanks to a late George Landais tap-in after a fantastic headed cross from Frankie Chappell to cancel out Chinedu McKenzie’s opener.
Kick off on Saturday at The Pan is 3pm with admission £11 for Adults, £6 for Concessions and Kids go Free. Don’t forget this is a special 12th Man Fund game and there will also be a collection for the 241forFood Bank in the ground.