Glenthorne Utd A vs Shirley Park
Aldborough Road South Ilford
020 8590 3797
Leaders Shirley Park travel to nearest rivals Glenthorne with revenge well and truly on their minds.
The east Londoners condemned Shirley to their heaviest defeat of the season in August when Craig Sanford (2), James Rubin, Josh Wynne and James Law earned Glenthorne a resounding 5-2 victory.
Shirley have won their last three including a thrilling 3-2 win over Hendon B last weekend. Many people wanted to see how they’d cope without star man Nicky Plotnek, but they did just enough with strikers Saul Conway and Jamie Kent, along with player-manager Dave Lusman finding the net.
Glenthorne start the game a point behind Shirley, but they have two games in hand. Last week’s game against UJIA fell victim to the weather so manager Sam Rosenthal hopes that a lack of action over the last few weeks doesn’t come back to bite them.
The Thornes have kept four clean sheets this season but they will do well to keep out a team that has scored for fun over the last couple of seasons. However, Rosenthal would’ve noticed that Shirley leak goals and he will be confident that with a big crowd behind them, his boys can do the business and register what would be their ninth win in 12 games.
Venue – Ford Sports & Social, Ref – Adam Lewis
JC star man: Dan Lipman (Glenthorne)
DC Prediction: Glenthorne A 2 Shirley Park 0