The final game of the 2020/2021 season was upon us and even better it was a cup final. After the way the last two seasons had finished this seemed like a great opportunity to win some silverware and finish on a high going into the next season
After Saturday’s victory against Newark, this game was right round the corner. Our second game in the Chairman’s Cup was never going to be an easy one.
Finally we had some football back at Cannon Park, a big game too with us playing Newark Town in the first group stage game of the Chairman’s Cup.
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After not playing since the 3rd November it was an exciting day for both players and fans. The Badgers were to face Phoenix FC, a side struggling to hit form, while the Badgers were hoping to continue their very good spell.
Earlier in the day the FA news broke that all non-elite football would be halted during the second lockdown, meaning that this game would be our last for at least a month. Knowing this the Badgers wanted to go out on a high with a win against the formidable Newark Town.
On Friday we travelled to Station Road, a ground that we have always struggled to pick up points from, we certainly haven’t got all three away at Collingham in the last few years. We have either been beaten or held to a draw. Hopefully we could beat the curse this time out.
On Saturday the Badgers travelled into the Derbyshire dales to face the Division One Central league leaders in the Challenge Cup. It was never going to be an easy game, especially in the wet and windy conditions.
On Saturday the Badgers faced a much improved Staveley side, the game wasn’t going to be easy with three key players missing, Mark West, Brandon Kane and Danny Abdulla were all absent. However Danny Swales and fan favourite, Jack Walters made a return to the squad.
The Central Midlands Football League put us in to play Thorne for the second time this season after our cup game was played midweek. We previously played Thorne in the first game of the season and took home the three points after two very late goals.