After the Mead’s draw with Barkingside on Good Friday left the boys three points off the Play Off places and level on games played with fifth placed AFC Hornchurch, Easter Saturday’s results certainly went the way of Terry and the boys. To recap, going into the Easter programme, the Mead were four points behind AFC with a game in hand and sat in 8th place.
On Saturday, there were surprises all over the programme. In short, AFC Sudbury still look like being crowned Champions, whilst Thurrock, Cray and Harlow all look to have booked post season places leaving just the last Play Off place up for grabs and there’s now a log-jam for that solitary place!
Going into Easter Monday, Hornchurch, Cheshunt and Brightlingsea are level on 73 points from 41 games, whilst the Mead are still four points behind on 69 but with a game in hand having only played 40 games, with Dereham (who remember visit the SCT next Saturday) a further point back but from 41 games played.
The Easter Monday fixtures see Hornchurch travel to Witham; Brightlingsea hosting Wroxham; Cheshunt travelling to Redbridge and of course the Mead’s short trip to play Phoenix – meantime (for the record) Dereham are also on their travels at Soham.
As you can see then the “Race for the Play Offs” is still very much alive, and there’s sure to be more twists on Easter Monday and just to let you know, Saturday’s fixtures include Hornchurch v Brightlingsea, Cheshunt v Cray and of course The Mead v Dereham…