Met Police Preview & Trophy News
Following the euphoria of Saturday’s outstanding victory over Barrow AFC in the FA Trophy, Wealdstone return to Ryman League Premier Division action on Tuesday night in what is another vitally important game in their quest for a playoff spot.
Having been promoted last year, Met Police have so far enjoyed a good campaign and currently sit in 6th place in the Ryman league table. Although having originally been made up entirely of serving members of the police force, there has been a relaxation in the rules in recent years allowing more non police officers to play. This has worked to the Surrey based club’s advantage, with them picking up both the London Senior Cup and Isthmian Division One South titles in recent seasons, as well as continued success in the FA Cup.
It was in the FA Cup that the sides last met, with the Police knocking Wealdstone out of the competition in the third qualifying round of the competition last season – a painful memory for the Stones. Having drawn 1-1 at the well appointed Imber Court ground, an extra time goal from Steve Sutherland sealed a 2-1 victory for The Met at The Vale.
Both sides come into Tuesday’s match on the back of great form, the Police unbeaten in their last 8 away games whilst Wealdstone have only suffered defeat once in the last 22 games. This is sure to be an entertaining and typically hard fought encounter with both sides challenging for honours at the end of the season.
Kick off for the match is 7:45, with entrance priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (Premier & Championship Season Ticket holders can get half price admission on production of thier ticket)
Finally, Stones travel to Conference South side Dartford in the next round of the FA Trophy on Saturday 4th Feb, kick-off 3.00pm in what is likely to be an interesting tie…
By Stuart Warren