Second chance Tuesday-Episode 3

Second Chance Tuesday –Episode 3!!

It’s been cup action all the way for diamonds the last few weeks, and we’ve got another second chance Tuesday at the Dog and Duck this week. With the carrot of a cracking draw at home to Cambridge City for the winners it’s going to be a fabulous floodlight special against Cockfosters after Saturday’s 2 2 draw.

Radio Diamonds will be there to bring you coverage with myself and Bruce Greenburg making a return. We’ve struggled for numbers lately and have to thank Adam Cockings for keeping us going with solo coverage a couple of times which is really tough. Also big thanks to Ralph and Andy Brown for stepping in for the initial Cockfosters tie on Saturday when we really thought we wouldn’t be cover the game….they were naturals and we look forward to getting them on again!!

Well we’re still unbeaten in the FA Cup scoring 11 goals in 4 games –a fantastic return. Alfie and Matty Gearing are leading the way with 3 each, Dunks has 2 and Wizz,Sean and a super strike from Joe Merill in our first ever tie make up our current FA Cup role of honour. Our experience shows us we have good cause to be confident against teams at and around our step 5 level, both in the FA Cup and FA Vase. We’ve scored plenty of goals, played in lots of different conditions, and we’ve come back well in games a number of times. The Dog and Duck has been our special weapon we’re seeing the benefit of improved conditions that we play in, especially the bigger pitch and decent surface, but the fantastic atmosphere on floodlit cup nights has been a massive factor in our replay success.

Can we do it again?Good reason for optimism with returning players on good form like Fazel and Kingy,regular goals now coming from Alfie and Dunks, and solid defensive look about our back four and our keeper in great form. We’ll also have John Dunham from the ET in the press box with us covering the game on his first visit of the season, so join us at the Dog and Duck or live on radio diamonds for another second chance Tuesday special!!

Paul Judd

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