The Fish will be covering distance on the road tomorrow to visit free-scoring Crowborough Athletic, who currently sit 10 points ahead of us in 6th place in the SCEFL Premier Division table. Abbo will need to see improvements from the Fisher back-line on this trip given that Sean Muggeridge’s side have notched up 13 (thirteen) goals in their last two league fixtures.
In their last 5 league games the Crows have picked up 10 from 12, scoring 17 along the way and conceding just 5. Those last 5 games have been wins away at Deal Town (1-6) and at home to Corinthian (7-1), a 1-1 draw away at Corinthian, all three points away at Croydon (0-2) and a home defeat to leaders AFC Croydon (1-2). Crowborough were in action midweek in the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup, a scrappy but effective 2-0 win seeing them past Haywards Heath Town.
Goals seem to be coming from all over the pitch at the moment, with forwards big name summer signing Zach Attwood already having 11 to his name in all competitions. Attwood was at one time rumoured to be bringing in big money at Margate, with previous stints at Welling United, Maidstone United and Histon. Alongside Attwood Ross Treleaven has 4 league goals, whilst right back Henry Muggeridge has 8 goals (5 league) playing out of the back.
Last season Crowborough finished 7th in the table, 14 points ahead of the Fish. The spoils were shared in both fixtures last season, with both games finishing 2-2. Danny McKane and Chan Quan bagged for the Fish at Crowborough, with Tyrone Guthrie and Quintin Conteh George scoring for us at Champion Hill. Across both fixtures Crows striker Sam Carrington scored 2 goals, and will be another danger man.
For fans travelling to Crowborough Community Stadium, the all important postcode is TN6 3BU. On public transport we would recommend a train from London Bridge to Tunbridge Wells, then jump on the ‘The Regency Route 29’ bus from Stop T (towards Brighton) and jump off at Rose Court for the ground. Alternatively, from Victoria get a train to Oxted, then change at Oxted for a train on to Crowborough.