Loughton Orient vs Faithfold C
Wadham Road, Wathamstow E17
Revenge is the name of the game for Faithfold who have taken the unusual step of naming at least three goalkeepers in their squad.
It was Jamie Crawford who broke Faithfold hearts back in October when he helped the east Londoners complete a brilliant comeback with a stoppage time winner.
Orient had their boots filled with gold that day, with Josh ‘Hambo’ Hambling and Dean Silver scoring the best goals of their career. I dare you to try that again lads!
Faithfold’s last win came in mid-October and everything that could go wrong has since then – injuries, injuries and, err, um, more injuries. But manager David Garson made no excuses, er, other than injuries, of course in his half-term report, which read: “Should have done a lot better …”
But the good news coming out of the treatment room is that several long-term casualties are on the verge of returning and with seven games remaining, there is still time to turn their season around.
The bottom line is that Sunday will come down which team wants it most. It should be a cracker.
JC team news: Dean Silver faces a late fitness test after a bizarre accident involving candy floss and a merry-go-round on a New Year’s trip to Brighton.
Faithfold are boosted by the return of both Dave Sherman and Avi Garson after long absences. Danny Caro, Justin Simons and Ben Portnoi also return, but James Stanton, Farrell Monk and Dan Breger are still missing and the gaffer faces a late fitness test.
Venue – Peter May, Ref – Brandon Pieters
JC star man: Dave Sherman (Faithfold)
DC Prediction: Loughton 2 Faithfold 2