This Saturday the Badgers face top of the league, Newark Town. We have already played Newark three times this season due to drawing them in two different cups. We’ve beaten them twice in the cup competitions and both times were on penalties. These games were incredibly entertaining from kick off to the ref’s final whistle. In the league the score was level at full time, with both teams taking one point away from the game but if it was a cup it would have been had to decided by Penalties once again. In recent years Retford & Newark have created a rivalry between each other, with the players from both teams playing as if it’s a must win. This weekend the scenarios are the same, Retford want to catch up with Newark and Dinnington and Newark hope to extend their lead at the very top of the table. The Badgers would also love to extend their winning streak to 9 and steal all three points from Newark.
The danger man for Newark comes from their front line, Lewis Chambers. Lewis is the league’s top goal scorer with 20 and has looked impressive all season. He bagged a very good goal against us in the league back in October. The Badgers forwards have also been in great form recently with Mark West two behind Chambers with 18 and has made 7 less appearances and Zach Casburn three behind with 17. As well as Dean Conway who has scored 11 in 5 games. Meaning that the race for top goal scorer will get very interesting come the end of the season. This game is hugely anticipated by not just the teams, many people are making long journeys to Cannon Park to witness what is going to be a great game. Including Groudhopper ‘The Mowdog’ who will be recording the game and commentating on it.
Rest In Peace Jordan Sinnott
After what happened to Matlock Town Footballer and Retford resident Jordan Sinnott last Friday, we will have a minute’s applause before kick off in honour of the great man he was. Our thoughts are with his the family and friends. Rest in peace Jordan from everyone at Retford United FC. We have had a shirt printed which will be sent to Shirts for Jordan, the now well-known charity where Clubs from Premier League to Non-League, have donated shirts with ‘Sinnott 25’ printed on the back of the shirts. All of the shirts will be hung up at the funeral and then sent to Sports Relief. Such a great cause that has brought the whole of the Football community together.