Oakwood B vs FC Team C
The top game in the bottom division sees table-toppers FC Team C put their unbeaten record on the line against title rivals Oakwood B.
If the first meeting is anything to go by then this should be a classic. Rob Sanford settle a seven-goal thriller in October in a five-star contest, adding to strikes from David Cohen (2) and Oliver Senchal.
Joint-manager Ben Gilbey and Michael Myers will remind their players how the Oaks flew out of the blocks and stormed into a 2-0 advantage. It’s vital they don’t give the black and whites any encouragement as they have really hit the heights with two handsome league wins.
Oakwood player-manager Ian Tussie believes his boys have a big performance up their sleeves as they look to extend their unbeaten away run.
He told JC Sport: “It’s a big big game on Sunday. Team came from 3-1 down at half time to beat us in the reverse fixture and are the best side we've played so far in this division so it'll be a really tough game.
“Their two forwards are a real classic little and large, a bit like Brett Angell and Alun Armstrong from Stockport County's famous cup giant-killing squad of 1996-97. Angell was always a handful and Armstrong a deadly finisher. And they've got plenty of other good players all over the park.
“Anyway, I hope we win on Sunday obviously as it's important that we win games in order for us to get promoted apparently. Three points against a rival will be huge for us, especially as we have no game the following week.
“If we lose, well, I'll maybe have to speak to the board about a few new signings although getting money from Blank/Schock is about as likely as seeing Harry Redknapp drive past a Sky Sports News reporter and not winding down his window for a quick word.
JC team news: The big question is will Oakwood B be at full strength on Sunday or will Tussie be playing? The question is as yet unanswered. They have Victor Librae back from his self-imposed exile and they have a large question mark hanging over captain Eric Lewis’ head due to a troublesome back injury sustained whilst tying his laces, “damn double-knotting” replied Lewis when asked about the injury. There doubts over Ben Levy too who injured his knee whilst watching Ruud van Nistelrooy's greatest tap-ins on DVD. Despite attending last week's Oakwood curry-social. Rumours that Levy's father Robert will be signing up are wide of the mark.
FC Team boast a 100 per cent home record in the league. They have scored a few more and also conceded a few more than the Oaks, but will be determined to show just who is top dog.
The Division Three title won’t be won or lost on Sunday, but we’ll certainly know much more about both sides come 12.15pm.
Venue - Parmiters, Ref – Neil Cooper
JC star man: Eric Lewis’ (Oakwood)
DC Prediction: Oakwood B 1 FC Team C 1