This game, and Tuesday’s showdown with Plymouth have loomed large as key fixtures in the month, but with a decent points haul already banked we should be able to go into this both relaxed and with confidence.
Old game of the day
Shudder. We finally face the team that sent us into the Conference. It was the worst of times, it was the best of times. The former is obvious; we were relegated to the Conference. But also, Jim Smith and Nick Merry (and in the background Ian Lenagan) had wrestled control from Firoz Kassam, so things were looking up on that front. But also, this was a game of epic proportions; the like of which we have rarely seen at the Kassam. I arrive 10 minutes late direct from the maternity ward of the John Radcliffe having witnessed the birth of my daughter after a sleepless night. At 4am, I’d given up on the idea of seeing the game, but the hospital threw me out anyway. It was a pretty trippy day.