December 6 2013 Latest news:
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So after 17 weeks of action, it all comes down to one more big effort this Saturday.
And for four of our sides there is still a lot to play for.
The 1st XI were not at their best on Saturday and slipped to a heavy defeat against already relegated Buckhurst Hill, but they had done enough over the last few weeks to ensure the result didn’t matter to much.
I am sure the lads will all agree they have a few things to work on for next season, but the main thing is they will still be in the Premier Division come next May.
For most of our other sides Saturday certainly does matter!! The 2nd XI and 5th XI are both hoping to seal promotion and the main thing is, the situation is in their own hands. Both know a win (20 or 25 points) will do the job.
The 4th and 6th XI both need good results to keep their divisional status.
The lads in the 4s will need to get a win and hope results elsewhere go their way, while the 6th XI know a win will keep them up, and draw or defeat will leave them sweating on scores in other games.
The results from all of these games will dictate what sort of night it is at the club on Saturday!!!
The last few seasons have seen a number of promotions and a few last day relegation escapes which have meant a lot of good nights at the club to finish off the season, so lets hope all the four results go the way we want them this weekend.
Looking through a number of the divisions, it is interesting to see how many big games there are in all of the leagues this weekend.
For instance, after all these weeks, the 1st XI Premier Division comes down to a winner takes all clash between Shenfield and Wanstead, while in Division One Harold Wood against Wickford is a near play-off for the second promotion place – although Ardleigh Green will have something to say about that should Wickford be victorious in that game!
In Division Two it looks like Hornchurch and Gidea Park & Romford will both finish in mid table which is a little surprising, especially for Hornchurch who on paper looked to have a very strong squad.
I am sure they will put this right in 2014 and be up there challenging for promotion.
Last Sunday saw the club stage it’s annual match against an Essex XI, and once again it was a great day.
We had a crowd of over 1,000 people come along, and as well as the match having financial benefits for the club, I think everyone involved would agree that it is great to see so many families and children coming to watch a game at the club, and having a great day out.
It is also good to see everyone at the club pull together to organise the game and make sure everything runs smoothly and to ensure the ground looks good and the crowd are well entertained throughout the day.
Christine Ohuruogu and Mo Farah have been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.