Friday, 24 August 2007

A twist of fate

This may never have happened. All the FA Cup Extra Preliminary round games were played out over the weekend of 17th, 18th and 19th August.

And I was busy.

So, another year of saying "You know, one year....". And that Extra Preliminary round had so much to offer. Glossop North End (my place of birth), Bedfont (close to work), Marlow United (a nice trip up river). Ho hum.

But wait. Chertsey Town (where I now live) were 2-0 down away at Wick, a small community outside Littlehampton on the South Coast. 2-0 down with 6 minutes to play. Two late goals forced a replay, a relief (no doubt) for the Chertsey Town club and their fans but no less than a twist of fate for me.

No late goals from Chertsey, no road to Wembley this year. No blog. No this. Nothing.

Isn't life weird at times?


Philip Goldacre said...

Dear Sniffer, (I'm a subscriber to the Sittingbourne website) this is wonderful!! Thank you so much for the idea and I love the way you're going about it. I've already had lots of laughs reading it and I'm so looking forward to having some more. Keep up the good work and I will be following your exploits all the way to Wembley. Have fun mate! :-)

Sniffer 72 said...


Your comments are much appreciated! Look out for the report on today's Sittingbourne game and I'm glad you are enjoying the blog.

Sniffer 72