Ironically those particular games were tougher than the game against City.
The game down at St James Park was also memorable for Billy Jones, once of this parish, to miss yet another penalty kick. The first time, back in a 1-1 draw in November he kicked the ball straight at Scott Bevan who managed to block it with his legs. The next time he was given the task he blasted it well wide of Bev's goal.
Christie, the goal scorer in the last meeting has a fifty/fifty chance of making the game tomorrow but don't bank on it but Gavin Hurren will be back after coming through the majority of the Worcester Senior Cup game on Monday evening. Jeff Kenna should also be fit again after badly bruising his leg against Braintree.
City will be at full strength for the game with the scare over Lee Phillips hip injury now over. They have a handful of new players in the team too. Steve Tully and Lee Elam (both ex Weymouth) were introduced to the crowd at City when we last played them and since then they have bought in Richard Logan from there too.
All three are good acquisitions and will pose more of a threat to us than in previous games between the two sides. We seem to be struggling in recent weeks without Christie in the side and James Constable doesn't seem so prolific without him around but he did come close to scoring last week in the ill fated game at Forest Green.
That referee inspired defeat was our first in fourteen games but now that's out of our system we can get back to winning ways against City. Every-ones favourite chick in black is the referee for tomorrows game and she'll no doubt award a penalty against us at some stage. As long as Billy Jones takes it we won't mind.
Bevan, S Taylor, Harkness, Kenna, Haworth, Creighton, Whitehead, McGrath, Sedgemore, Hurren, Russell, Penn, Reynolds, Blackwood, McGhee, Smikle, Christie, Constable, White, Eaton.
Rice, P Jones, W Jones, Gill, Seabourne, Todd, A Taylor, Mackie, Stansfield, Challinor, Phillips, Cozic, Edwards, Tully, Richardson, Logan, Moxey, Elam, Bye, Carlisle, Friend, Buckle.