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Cups Run Dry

16 December, 2008

cup_brokeThat’s the end of the cup stuff for another season.  Yet another one-nil result, but the wrong way round this time.  In the words of the singer/songwriter Slaid Cleaves, ‘Broke down, cracked and shattered, left in pieces like it never even mattered’. Yes, that’s the Paint Pot Trophy for you.  Now that we are out of the competition it’s easy to say it wasn’t worth winning anyway, and there’s always the old cliché – we can concentrate on the league.  How we need to concentrate on the league. Hang on though, we’re still in the Essex Senior Cup.  In reality we should win that every year if we field our first eleven players, except that we use it to give match practice to the subs bench and walking wounded on their return to fitness.  We’ve reached the quarter finals, where we have been drawn at home to Hornchurch.  Perhaps I’ll stick the cup back together for that campaign.

Now for the really exciting news.  This Saturday will bring a great opportunity if results go our way.  We just need Hartlepool to beat Southend on Friday evening and then a win for ourselves at home to Scunnie will put us above the South Essex outfit on goal difference.  Now that woud be something to shout about.  Something to get excited about even.  It would raise the stakes on the whole season so far.

Good luck to Luton in the Trophy.  They need something to raise their spirits this Chrsitmas.