#6 Wellsworth vs. #4 Kirk Ronan
T7 Junction & Sheds vs. #16 Brendam Utd.
#19 Tidmouth City vs. #3 Knapford Town
#20 Arlesburgh Utd. vs. #5 Crovan’s Gate
plus the Sunday Feature Match: #1 Dryaw FC face a Capital City road test
Seven points separate the ninth and tenth positions in the table. For teams still vying for an uncertain top-half finish here in the PL’s inaugural season, that means its 10th place or bust. This will probably fall to current #10 Castle Rolf or today’s hosts – Suddery FC.
#1 Dryaw opened up a four point lead with #4 Kirk Ronan, all but knocking them out of title contention. This after a February where they played solidly, but tread water at best. Will the little village that could have be able to muster up another road W? Trap-match feel workin’ here.
Suddery have one win their last three matches. Goodness knows how — they’ve scored just one goal over that stretch! Their issues on offense have always ebbed and waned. They didn’t even manage three goals per match over the summer’s inaugural FA Cup.
The town of Suddery isn’t one of the two “Main Towns”, but it is the biggest one with just a single team representing it. They’re on the inland end of the Isle’s southwest peninsula, with no main town or big villages anywhere near them competing for area talent. So why aren’t SFC more successful?
- Capital City Stadium, Suddery, is the home of the Sudric National Team (“The Sodor Strikers”).
- Being the capital, this is the one place on the Isle where a lot of people are from somewhere else on the Isle; they bring their club allegiances with them.
- More, Capital City Stadium has been home to countless tourneys and friendlies over the long pre-FA years. Transplants get to see their hometown teams in person right in town Suddery.
Everyone in Suddery loves soccer. But many only like the local FC. SFC are not the sporting heart of the community. Noob thinks that can’t help by permeate the team.
Noob calls it: Noob’s biased, as village Dryaw is Noob’s singular fave place to be on the Isle. But until SFC shows they can score, they’re not to be favored against a current top team.
1 – 5 Dryaw FC. The magical title run continues.