Few would have predicted that Fleet Spurs fourth game of the league season would be so crucial but, with Jersey Bulls three wins from three games, having scored 14 and have conceded 0 goals, it could be that this is the only time that Jersey could be challenged for the supremacy of the league for the entirety of the season. If Jersey wins on Sunday 25th August at Springfields Stadium against the Spurs then, perhaps, no one will catch them for the remainder of the season.
The Spurs have had a wonderful start to the league campaign with away wins v Epsom and Ewell and against a very strong Dorking Wanderers Reserve side and a home win v Godalming Town. Indeed, the form guide shows two intriguing details. Firstly, both the Bulls and the Spurs have faced and beaten Godalming Town in the league. Spurs won convincingly against Les Cleevely's team 4-2, whereas the Bulls secured a 5-0 away win. Interestingly, both teams have also played and won against Ash United. The Bulls beat Ash 3-0 at home in the opening game of the league season and the Spurs beat them in the final game of the preseason. Furthermore, the Spurs v Ash game saw both sides play their full outfit and Fleet were by far the stronger team.
So what does all this mean? Jersey Bulls are undoubtedly the favourites playing at home and with such an impressive start to the season, few will bet against them. However, Fleet Spurs go into the game with confidence and a lot of quality and the team managed by Adrian Wilson and Alan Reed will show no fear nor too much respect for Jersey. Adrian Wilson said "Everyone is expecting Jersey to walk away with the league and win at a canter. That may or may not happen. I can guarantee you though that Fleet spurs will take the field at Springfields expecting to win."
Joint Manager Alan Reed told us "We have nothing to lose. Everyone assumes we are going to visit Springfields and get thumped but every single member of our squad sees it differently. We will go there to play and to win. I am very confident that we have the quality to do well."
It will be a fascinating experience to travel to Jersey and play in front of a big crowd. Everyone at Fleet Spurs is excited about it.
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