Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Preview of a busy week for Town

TOWN face three homes games in the next week as we step up our promotion challenge, starting tonight with the visit of Esh Winning.

Esh have had a solid start to the season, although they have only played once away from home, a 1-0 defeat at Morpeth last Tuesday. They have struggled for goals, with only 7 in 6 league games, although they did score 4 against Albion Sports in the FA Vase on Saturday.

Top scorers this season are Darren Kokes, Jason Brazauskas, Chris Smith and Gary Turton, all with 3.


Birtey Town          H L0-2
Darlington RA       H D1-1
Brandon United    HW2-0
Jarrow Roofing     HW2-0
Alnwick Town       HW2-1
Morpeth                  A L0-1

Esh have only won once at the RGPS, a 2-0 victory in the 1984-85 season, while last seasons clash ended in a 3-3 draw. This is also one of the two games in hand we have on leaders Ryhope CW.

After Esh, we welcome Seaham Red Star on Saturday. They have had an inconsistent start to the season, but will arrive with a 100% away record. They have, however, suffered some heavy home defeats.

Top scorers are Channon North and Daniel Gray, both with 4, while no one else has scored more than once for them this season.


West Allotment      H D3-3
Jarrow Roofing      H D2-2
Thornaby                 A W2-0
Ryhope CW            H L0-5
Chester-le-Street    H L0-3
Tow Law Town      H D2-2
Whitehaven              A W3-0
North Shields          H W1-0

Seaham do have a very good record at the RGPS, however, with 12 wins and only 4 defeats from their 20 visits. They also won the corresponding fixture here last season, 3-2.

The third home match sees the visit of Brandon United next Wednesday. They have only won twice this season and picked up just one point away from home, so on paper at least, this appears to be the easier of the three games.

Top scorers for Brandon this season are Marc Costello and Owen Lancaster, both with 3, while Liam Bowes has scored twice.


Darlington RA        H L1-5
Crook Town             A D2-2
Alnwick Town        H W4-0
Esh Winning            A L0-2
Horden CW              A L0-3
Tow Law Town      H L0-4
Birtley Town          H W3-1

Brandon are another club to have a decent record here at the RGPS with 4 wins in 10 visits, although we beat them 4-1 in the corresponding fixture last season, and 3-0 the season before.

Nine points from these three matches could see us go to the top of the table, although a return of 7 would be a great effort and keep us in the promotion shake up going into the trip to Stokesley SC at the end of the month.

So get yourself along to the RGPS and do not miss a minute of the action of what is sure to be a very exciting week.

1 comment:

  1. The Seaham game last season was dire, 3 down in the first 20 mins. We did pull it back to 2-3 and had a goal disalowed in the last min. We must not get carried away with our good results.