Well its been an unusual couple of weeks for the Rocks.
After such a performance as the 5-0 win over at Canvey away the previous Saturday, Bognor had to take on the next (and rock-bottom) club, Grays Athletic at home the next Saturday.
I knew were in for a test and so it proved.
Grays were clearly up for this game and as is the common theme for the Rocks lately, we went a goal down early on.
The lads did well to battle back but this wasn’t until the 85th minute through James Fraser.
To be honest I was thinking at that time that we would be lucky to take the draw but we were punished at the end when we failed to clear our lines.
All credit where its due to Grays – they are struggling at the bottom and performed away from home against the in-form team at the top.
This is typical football.
Their players were listening to ‘All the Way Up’ by Fat Joe and Remy Ma in the dressing room after.
They are clearly very confident they can climb out of the bottom four.
Having being unbeaten since December 3 before that game, something had to give, and so it showed.
So the following match saw us travel to Burgess Hill on the following Tuesday.
I decided not to travel because of the poor weather and thought it might be called off. Unfortunately it was.
It wasn’t postponed until around 15 minutes before kick off.
Most, if not all, of the fans went to this match and I felt sorry for those that did only to be told that the match is off.
They should have done a pitch inspection and use common sense at around 5pm so that everyone was informed in advance.
Some people travelled for hours to see that game and it is just not on for players, the fans and officials for the match to be called off, especially when it was very clear from the start that any football would have been a long shot.
I remember this happening at Lancing’s ground in the semi-final of the Sussex Senior Cup a few years back when a sudden deluge of rain hit the centre circle and the game, again around 15 minutes before, had to be postponed.
At least then it was a sudden downpour rather than constant rain which we had at Burgess Hill. We all move on though.
And so with no game midweek, it was on to Saturday and I went on the coach to Harrow Borough with the BRTFC faithful.
It was a packed coach subsidised by the Supporters Club.
It was another tough fixture for Bognor and Harrow often threatened.
But the team made them pay when Doug Tuck got into space to smash it into the net in the second half. Well done Tucky!
The midfielder has received some criticism recently but I think he does a lot for the team.
Every away game I go to – all of the officials and journalists think he’s a tidy player.
It was great to see the players celebrate with him afterwards too.
Unfortunately, Rocks stalwart David Robinson’s new siren broke right on cue during the celebrations!
Hope it worked at Hendon Dave!
As you can tell I am writing this on the eve of our match away to Hendon of which I didn’t attend.
We lost 2-0 to them earlier in the season at Nyewood Lane so saw this as another tough fixture.
Are there any easy ones this year? I think not.
As it was the lads managed a 2-2 draw on Tuesday, Chad Field and Elijah Adebayo netting the goals.
Seems we let another late goal slip but I was impressed by Hendon earlier on in the season and I think this is a good away point.
Next up is Dulwich Hamlet tomorrow at Nyewood Lane. I hope to see you all there.
Come on you Green Army!
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