Swindon Supermarine up next for Parkway
Fresh off a dramatic FA Cup victory against Didcot on Tuesday evening, Parkway are back in league action on Saturday afternoon as they host Swindon Supermarine.
The Marine have made a splendid start to the season, winning four, losing one and drawing one of their opening six league games.
15 goals have been scored in the process, eight of them by the prolific Harry Williams, who once upon a time plied his trade in the United States with Sacramento.
Their only defeat came at the hands of Gosport Borough, with whom they are level on points, and they sit sixth ahead of the Boro’ on goal difference.
Parkway’s draw with Chesham on the opening day remains their only point of the season, but a last-gasp Rio Garside winner on Tuesday night might just be the catalyst for more wins to head the way of the Yellows.
It solidified the knowledge in and around the squad that they have the talent, the ability and the resolve to go a long way, so let’s hope the victory in the Cup is the springboard for great things in the league.
Swindon’s cup exploits have proven similar to those of Parkway; the Marine drew 1-1 with Willand Rovers on Saturday, but they took a relatively comfortable 1-0 win in the replay on Wednesday night at Webbswood Stadium.
Lee Hobbs has spoken many times of his frustration of players availability throughout the start of season, but this frustration could be eased on Saturday. Whilst the gaffer still waits on a few late fitness tests, captain Mike Landricombe will be a welcome return along with Jared Lewington. The on-loan Taunton Town striker would be ineligible for the previous two cup games but will be available for selection this Saturday.
We have never faced this weekend’s opponents before. Having climbed up to unprecedented territory, there will be quite a few of those this season, but as always, let’s start the record with a win.
If you’re heading down from Swindon, it’s a two-and-a-half-hour journey down the M4, switching onto the M5 in Bristol, before heading down to the A38 through to Plymouth.
Rain threatened but never quite arrived on Tuesday, and it forecast to stay away on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will reach a mild 20 Degrees Celsius, so it should be a lovely afternoon for a game of football!