Both teams have had a great start to the season as the winter months start to kick in, unfortunately the blues have been stuttering a bit lately and we have lost a number of key players through various injuries.
Hopefully we will have a couple of those missing players back for tonight’s game and we need to get behind Yella, Talbs and the lads with a rallying call to get them back to winning ways as I have no doubt that Slough are one of the better if not the best team within our league at the moment and there will be a no better way of boosting confidence than a win tonight.
Please note that there is a slight amendment to Octobers fixtures with it now being confirmed that the game on Tuesday 18.10.16 will be away Vs Leighton Town 19:45 [Beds senior cup 1st round]
The game that we were due to be playing on that day away to St Ives will be re-arranged and as soon as we have the details we will let you know.
Also it has now been sorted out that we will be facing Tooting and Mitcham in the FA trophy as they overcame Norwich United in the previous round and that will be away on Saturday 29th October.
AWAY DAYS AT KETTERING
With the weather forecast looking good and no rain expected, we left for Kettering after breakfast at The Sicilian, with high expectations. We have gone to Kettering before and seen the game postponed for a little light drizzle, so were hopefully of seeing some football.
Once in Kettering we made our way to the Old Market Inn for a couple of Speckled Hens. The Old Market Inn is a traditional pub dating back to the 17th century. A friendly atmosphere pervades and the landlady keeps at least two guest ales on tap along with Greene King IPA as a permanent session beer. Next stop was Wetherspoon’s Earl of Dalkeith.
Formerly a furniture shop, this pub opened in 1996 and is named after the Earl of Dalkeith. This was the title given to the eldest son of the Duke of Buccleuch. The land was owned for centuries by the Dukes of Buccleuch, the eldest son Boocloo was given the title the Earl of Dalkeith. The pub is on two levels downstairs, whilst an upstairs area has a gallery and is surrounded by bookcases. The upstairs housed some undesirables who, on the way to the facilities, commented on the physique of some of our supporters. Fortunately, for them, they had vacated the establishment as the Regimentals were in good form following the match.
A short walk to the Alexandra was rewarded with an excellent pint of Plum Porter from Nobby's Brewery. This was a return visit to The Alex, a fantastic boozer with really excellent ales and is always a high on our trips to Kettering.
A return to the Dalkeith on the way back to the station for a pint of Blue Moon, as well another Speckled Hen in the Old Market Inn were in order to whet the whistle for the journey back to Luton. Speeding back on the train, we were back in Dunstable to visit the Beer and Cider festival. In previous years, this has been a very good event, but this year with the change of date, moving the days and the half pint glasses, it must be said that it was below par this year.
The Supporters Club had sponsored a beer, Chiltern Brewery’s Beechwood Bitter at this year’s festival, which is their reliable session bitter. We sampled many pints of this as well as a few of their excellent Chiltern Black, a remarkable stout. A short walk to the Wheatsheaf for a night cap, and we learnt that there has been a change of hands. As a regular haunt for The Regimentals for beer and music, we are keeping our fingers crossed that this does not change too much in the future.
The first DTFCSC last man standing has now completed so therefore we are taking your selections for round 1 tonight. So get your money ready and prepare to join in the fun, come and see us at the new supporters club shed for details or speak directly to Scotty who will be marshalling the fun on our behalf.
This month’s fixtures see us take on Slough which looks as if it will be a massive game so please let’s keep supporting Yella, Talbs and the rest of the lads and keep up the fine start to the season.