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.
Last night the Badgers faced Teversal Reserves at Tomlin Park. After not playing for two weeks it would be a good game for us to regroup and get a boost with a good performance
Last night proved that football is a game of chances and if you don’t take yours, you’ll get punished.
On Saturday the Badgers started the 2020/21 season with a trip to Moorends to face Thorne Colliery. Definitely not a game that we would choose to be the first game of the season. It proved to be the hard test we had imagined.
If you are going to miss watching your beloved football team at the start of this season because of Covid 19 restrictions, have you thought about going to watch a live grassroots game of football to replace the hole in your life.