A long with millions of others AFC Croydon Athletic commemorated the fallen by wearing poppies on their shirts for their game at Erith Town on November 10, having observed a minutes silence before the game begun.
Sadly, the remembrance weekend match ended in a narrow 2-1 loss for The Rams only their fourth league defeat of the season. Although not a unique problem the inability to convert chances has cost the team dearly although they remain unbeaten at home in the league and sit twelvth in the league table.
This last month has seen the disappointment of an FA Vase exit at the hands of AFC Uckfield Town. This was the same team who knocked The Rams out of the FA Cup earlier in the season. Once again the game finished in a 2-1 defeat but it was remarkable as AFC Uckfield finished the game with just seven men having four players sent off in the last 13 minutes of the match. Defender Rob Carter pulled one back but despite the numerical advantage they were unable to find the equaliser and they tumbled out of the competition, writes Paul Smith.
Over the next few weeks in the lead up to Christmas The Rams have some exciting fixtures ahead. Crowborough Athletic are the visitors on December 1, before the chance to entertain Croydon FC in the big local derby on December 22. The Rams will also compete in the last cup competition as they travel to play Corinthian in the League Cup. Corinthian are going well in the league but The Rams are hopeful of moving into the New Year still seeking one knock-out trophy.
The Club’s junior teams who played on Sunday November 11, similarly observed a minute’s silence and all wore poppies too.
The U15s continue their good run having lost just once in the league from their opening five games. The U12 Falcons enter the Surrey Cup with a home game against Chipstead U12 Whites; this was the same team that beat the Rams U12 Hawks in the last round on penalties. The U8s haven’t lost yet this season and have had some excellent victories along the way.
The U18s have shown indifferent form. The next few weeks will see them play in two Cup competitions as well as some crucial league games. The team, that is made up predominantly of last seasons Under 16s is making progress and is looking to build on successes of recent seasons.
All fixtures can be seen through the club’s website and spectators are welcome. The Club are also looking for volunteers for a variety of roles and in particular on first team matchdays.
If you would be interested in helping out contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be in touch.