Welcome back to the Abbey for our penultimate home game of the season. And greetings to our visitors from Broadhall Way and indeed one of our old boys who it seems has turned things round rather. Let’s hope they’ll just roll over today!
Just drawing breath after Tuesday evening’s events and what was our twelfth away league win of the season. Who would bet against a lucky thirteen before we lift the title, deservedly in my book.
I mentioned in the last programme our run-in back in the 1998/99 season and that we still had rivals Posh to play during the month of April. This fixture and that day’s programme(attached) is our focus as we wander back down Cut Throat Lane. a win that day may well have secured promotion that day but it wasn’t meant to be in a tense, tight, typically robust Cambs derby and honours were shared in a 1-1 draw in front of 8,307. The visitors took the lead on the 7th minute through Giuliano Grazioli but King of the Abbey Paul Wanless equalised 19 minutes later. Halfway through the second half Posh skipper Andy Edwards was sent off for taking out Alex Russell and you can imagine the final quarter of the game was rather like the Alamo at the Corona end but to no avail for the home side. The ref that day was a certain Paul “dirty” Danson…...remember him? He was from Leicester, we knew that in those days before referees’ place of abode was no longer published. Anyway he’s retired after doing a referee tuition job for many years at the Leicestershire FA. So our rivals snaffled four points off us that season having won 2-1 at London Road in the November(Jimmy Quinn?) but they were faced with another season in what was then division 3. Arguments rage about this but in an ideal world for me our closest rivals would be in the same division as us EVERY season.
In other news incidentally, on this day in 1888 George Eastman founded the Eastman Kodak Company in NY. Say CHEESE!
Just look up, never down.
Since 1912 - United in Endeavour!
Bye for now,
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