I have been a member of this club for over 50 years and I am not going to be the President who takes this ship down. It seems each week we are hit with another crisis entangled with some good news. The first team travelled to Lloyds AFC that's the old Lloyds Bank for my older readers they lost 3-0 their second defeat in this our first ever season in the third division that's bad enough, but pleased be seated older members, we played the entire match with ten men two of our number not showing up without making any contact this beggars belief. I have not heard of any explanation at this stage but frankly cannot think there can be a satisfactory one. I watched the Reserves beat Kew away in an AFA Cup game 5-1, an excellent performance. This side consists of several players who left under a disciplinary cloud a couple of years ago who are back on probation. There are several players in this side that would strengthen the first team, to succeed we really must get our best players in the highest team which seems to happen at most other clubs why are we different? The 3s drew 2-2 with a strong Alleyn Old Boys team, with you know who scoring the 2 goals. The 4s only conceded a late equaliser to Old Garchonians. The 5s and 7s had good wins but unfortunately the 6s lost to the Hill.
The 1st XI are home this week to HSBC, that's the old Midland Bank, hopefully we can field our strongest team and keep 11 players on the field to try and rectify our wretched start to the season.