As the title of this item suggests, it wasn’t an easy trip to North-West London for The Blues and their usual fanatical travelling army of fans. An hour and a half by train or alternatively, an hour by car (including u-turns caused by the erroneous female Sat-Nav) took us to the home of football and one of the best grounds in the league on Saturday. A state-of-the-art clubhouse greeted the away support offering cappuccinos, more plasma screens and mirrors than Ant Anstead’s lounge and futuristic, spangly toilets that would shame most West End nightclubs. The groundsman had also been busy cutting not only horizontal stripes but also concentric circles onto the excellent playing surface.
The match itself started at a decent pace with chances at both ends before Leigh Rose opened the scoring after just 3 minutes, latching onto a superbly weighted through-ball from the returning skipper, Sam Ruff, before rifling a shot into the bottom-right corner of the Wembley net. Wembley equalised with a soft goal just 5 minutes later and that’s how the game finished, although two Wembley players saw red. Firstly on 40 minutes for a two-footed lunge on Jordon Watson and a second dismissal followed on 91 minutes for an off-the-ball incident involving Lou Rose’s nose and a stray Wembley elbow while another Wembley substitute (who’d clearly lost a bet with his barber) was lucky to escape a second yellow on at least two occasions.
See the match page for stats and photos.
The next generation of Stable-Enders also made the trip to The Vale Park Stadium and passed their initial audition with aplomb and we excitedly await their boot-camp follow-up on Saturday when we welcome title-favourites, London Colney to The Park. Kick-off is at 3pm but if you want some pre-match entertainment, Everton vs Chelsea will be live in the clubhouse and Shelagh’s Meals will be on hand to fill your tummies with her signature Gaffa burger, Chairman’s Special and marinaded chicken kebabs. Noms!
For all you Blues fans inquiring about the new replica shirts, we hope to take delivery of the 1st batch this week and we are now offering ANY name AND number to be printed on your shirt for just an additional £6. Place your order at The Wendy House this Saturday.
Stay posted here, on our Twitter feed and Facebook posts for upcoming news of our special charity day on the 19th of September as you won’t want to miss out on this one…
A massive congratulations also goes out to our inclusive team who won their first match today.