By Nick Callaghan
On Saturday 12th August we travel to Goffs Lane, Cheshunt for the second of our opening 4 away games, in what will be yet another tricky fixture against an FC Broxbourne Borough side that, (much like last Saturday) we have never beaten in our history.
The lads have trained well this week and are looking to bounce back from the opening day disappointment which saw them defeated 4-2 by Broadfields United, a performance which showed nothing like what they are capable of producing, our goals coming from Aaron King and Niall Williams. If we are to get anything on Saturday then we will need to cut out the defensive mistakes which cost us so dearly last time out.
New Winslow United manager Paul Alleyne (centre) flanked by his management team of Ronnie Joe and Steve Garbutt.
While this is our second game of the campaign, this is Broxbourne’s opening league game of the 2017-2018 season, however they have been in competitive action 3 times already this season.
FC Broxbourne Borough made a great start to the 2017-2018 season as they beat South Mids Prem side Hertford Town 4-2 in the Herts Charity Shield.
They then drew with Essex Senior Premier League side Tower Hamlets 1-1 on Saturday in the FA Cup at Goffs Lane and then exited the competition at the first hurdle, as they lost 1-0 in a heated replay on Monday at the Mile End Stadium, which saw both teams reduced to 10 men, with the winner coming on the stroke of full time just as the game appeared to be heading into extra time.
Our last fixture against Broxbourne on Saturday 21st March, 2015 at The Gate resulted in a 3-1 defeat, our goal that day came from Tom Williams.
To read our match report from this game, please click here:
Our head to head record against FC Broxbourne Borough makes for pretty grim reading as we have lost the previous 3, conceding 9 goals and scoring just 3.
L FC Broxbourne Borough 2 1 Winslow United Saturday, 31 August 2013
L FC Broxbourne Borough 4 1 Winslow United Saturday, 30 August 2014
Our goal scorer in this game was Nathan Skelton.
L Winslow United 1 3 FC Broxbourne Borough Saturday, 21 March 2015
Unfortunately the game that took place on Saturday, 01 March 2014 between ourselves and Broxbourne was postponed and after extensive research we are unable to find the result from the game and it appears it has been wiped from all known football sites. Not sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, but if anyone does know the score in this game please let us know.
FC Broxbourne Borough finished 2nd and were promoted to the Premier Division in the 2014-2015 season. This is Broxbourne’s first season back in Division 1 after finishing bottom of the Premier last season winning just 4 games and gaining just 17 points from 42 games.
However, in a brighter spot for FC Broxbourne Borough last season, their amazing youth team gained national coverage (and quite rightly so) as they incredibly progressed to the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup, eventually losing to Aston Villa 7-0 at Villa Park, but they managed to beat the likes of Yeovil Town and Chester which saw them go on such a tremendous run.
In transfer news, joining us this week is ex Thame Rangers Captain and Left Back Paul Brown. Let’s all give Paul a warm Winslow welcome as he settles in to his new surroundings.
We travelled with such great numbers to the game against Broadfields and it would be great to see you all there again and as always your support is welcome, appreciated and valued.
Aaron White, Jack Bowers, Jack Page, Mitchell Collins, Paul Brown, Marcus Hussey, Michael Donkor, Kevin Mealor, Sean Coles, Daniel Delderfield, Harry Hertitage, Grant Karwacinski, Alex Kedzierski, Simon King (c), Aaron King, Tom Brindley