Romsey Town vs. Waterbeach I

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Match cancelled.

Our first scheduled match against Waterbeach this season was, possibly prematurely, called off by The Leys School's groundsman on the Friday. This time around we at least made it to the Saturday, and even 'til 2pm, by which stage the two teams had congregated at Waterbeach's recreation ground and had even got their kit-bags out of their cars. But that was as far as we got: a steady drizzle became a deluge, Andy and the Waterbeach captain shook hands, and we headed back home through the driving rain . . .

. . . to be greeted, in Cambridge at least, by glorious sunshine that persisted for most of the afternoon.

Still, it turns out all the other games in our division were cancelled as well, and so we remain just clear of the relegation zone. These non-results included one piece of good luck from our point of view (Over missing out on a probable victory over Cambridge Jesters) and one piece of bad luck (Comberton escaping a challenging match against second-placed Longstowe). The four-way anti-relegation race between Over (11.56), Coton (11.33), Romsey (11.00) and Comberton (10.33) thus remains way too tight to call, although even if don't beat Cottenham and Longstowe in the next two weeks there's a good chance our season will end with a ``winner takes all'' (or at least ``loser goes down'') clash against Comberton on August 30 that is likely to be crucial to both clubs.