Town’s fixture frenzy
ASHFORD TOWN Football Club are now set for a frantic end to the Ryman League season after the weather put paid to two more league games this week.
Secretary Elaine Orsbourne has already slotted the postponed visit to Fleet in for April 17 and Tuesday’s postponed visit of leaders Maidstone is now scheduled for April 24.
But this means that Town have two games a week to play until to the end of the season, and they still have to find a date for their Kent Senior Cup visit to ambitious Kent League side VCD.
And with a relatively small squad, manager John Cumberbatch will have his work cut out to keep players healthy as Town battle to escape the relegation zone.
Town have another league double scheduled for this week with a cru- cial visit to lowly Croydon Athletic on Saturday. They then have another Kent derby game at Homelands on Tuesday with a visit from high-flying Dartford.
Town will be looking for revenge over both sides, having been edged out by a solitary goal at home to Croydon back in September and were unhappy to end up on the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline at Dartford in January.
Good news for Town is that classy striker Walid Matata is likely to be available again having recovered from the nasty gash he suffered on his leg.
Town’s improved form has seen them unbeaten in the last three games but draws are not enough if they are to escape the danger zone.