Sunday, 24 February 2019

Was this the moment?

At about 4.50PM on Saturday Tamworth scored a late winner against Stourbridge, and Brett knobbed in a winner against Rushall Olympic.  In the space of a few seconds, a Tamworth foot, and a mighty Poppies love-pump may just have decided the title race.

In a few chaotic moments the Poppies were suddenly 8 points clear at the top of the table with 2 games in hand and only 11 games to go.  Such a position has led even the most care-worn, jaded Poppies fan to ask, "Surely even Kettering can't f*ck it up from this position?"

Already our thoughts are prematurely turning to wondering how many beatings we'll get in the National League North, how we're going to con the ground grading officials, and whether we might actually orgasm when the AFC Scum-lite team have to give our players a guard of honour when we rock up at Hayden Road?

All thoughts for another day.  In the meantime, let's all bask in Brett's reaction to scoring yesterday's winner with his gingery chopper....


Saturday, 9 February 2019

Decisions, decisions

Choosing the December / January "Goal of the Month" is proving to be quite a tricky decision.

When we saw Meikle's thumping effort against Hitchin hit the back of the net our immediate thought was, "well, that's the winner."  Two seconds later and Richens scores against the same opponents from even further out.  Mmm...this might be a tougher one than we thought.

Mere moments later and Rhys's last gasp winner against AFC Scum-lite pops up.  Must be the winner surely?

And then Tom Knowles third touch for the Poppies (his first ran the ball out of play and the second failed to trap a simple pass) hits the back of the Stourbridge net for another last gasp winner!

Decisions, decisions.

After much painful pondering we have to go for Tom's free-kick winner against the team who milli-seconds earlier were top of the table.  And yet, if you told us at the start of the season that a 93rd minute winner against the Scum-wannabees WOULDN'T win goal of the month, year AND decade, we'd have beaten you senseless with Duane Darby's old muzzle guard.

Tom Knowles is under there.  Somewhere.