Team of the Week 9th February
A day later than normal, its time for this week’s team of the week awards, featuring a well earned replay, a hard earned win and a superbly earned draw.
Third Place: Bognor Regis Town
The Rocks currently lie in fourth place in the Isthmian League Premier Division table, six points of the top but with two games in hand. And their cup form is just as good. Jamie Howell’s side claimed an excellent goalless draw in their FA Trophy fourth round tie at Sutton United, and will replay the tie this evening. They have already claimed notable scalps along the way, including Maidstone United and Altrincham. If they can get through the replay, their reward will be a home tie with Torquay United or Macclesfield Town.
Second Place: Kidderminster Harriers
Kiddie were picked on this week’s Non League Podcast as team of the week, and with some justification. Their 2-0 win at Boreham Wood was their first away victory in over a year, and halted an eight game losing streak. The result leaves still leaves them stranded somewhat at the bottom of the National League table, some thirteen points off the safety places. Survival seems like an unassailable target, but the win should serve to boost morale, so who knows?
Winner: Truro City
Whilst Kiddie were the TOTW on the podcast, I am a sucker for a comeback. Hence my choice is different on here.
Truro have had their travails in recent years, but are seemingly back on the right track. Nicely positioned just outside the National South playoffs, they travelled to Ruislip to take on Wealdstone, probably confident of picking up three more points. However, they were 3-0 down by half time, and 4-0 behind not long after the break. However, they are at the top end of the table for a reason, and they achieved a quite miraculous feat by rescuing a point. Three goals in the final nine minutes saw the game end 4-4, a comeback of truly epic proportions.
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