April 25, 2004

So Close

I went to see Hooterville United play their last match of the regular season today. I was hoping it could have been the last match of the season, full stop. For our opponents it was, because they had already clinched the Conference championship. Their win over Farborough Town last weekend meant yesterday's match was meaningless.

We scored three goals and won 2-1. Chester City's only goal was an own goal by our team captain. We dominated most of the match. We dominated most of the season, except for a little slump in mid-winter when we relinquished the Conference lead. And that was enough for us to finish on 91 points and Chester on 92. Shrewsbury in third place has 74, so it was clearly a two-horse race.

So while Chester rest up for their re-entry into the Football League, we hopefully have four more matches. Those 91 points now mean nothing. Four teams have an equal shot at one remaining spot in the Third Division and they will be playing their hearts out. I will be at the home leg of the first round of the playoffs against Aldershot Town on bank holiday Monday.

Posted by david at April 25, 2004 05:03 PM | TrackBack