Happy New Year to everyone reading this. I hope that you’ve all had a restful holiday period, if that’s what you were after, or a riotous, fun packed one, if that was your aim. It’s been two weeks since our last match, which was a very tight game against league leaders, Chertsey Town, that could have gone either way. Unfortunately for us, like too many games in the first half of the season, it slipped away after we conceded a second half penalty.

Today’s encounter v AFC Hayes, who we welcome to The Wibbandune, will be our first game of 2019 and we are desperately keen to return to winning ways. As ever, of course, that won’t be easy and I’m expecting another tough contest off the A3 Southbound this afternoon.