Tuesday 7th April 2015 ko 18.15
Cheltenham Association Football League- Division One
WHADDON UNITED (Winter 9 Hackett 13)
KINGS FC 0
Nothing for sale
It has so be said that this has been a particularly bad season for football in Cheltenham. Cheltenham Town are rock bottom of the Football League and racing certainties to return to non-league, and other local sides Bishops Cleeve and Cheltenham Saracens are also in deep relegation trouble too. In fact you have to look to local football to find any great success, and the great irony is that the success is to be found right opposite Cheltenham Town’s Whaddon Road ground.
There must be thousands of visiting fans who’ve passed through the turnstiles and wondered who plays at the playing field behind, so dear reader I’m glad to be of service!
Whaddon United needed 9 points at kick-off to guaranteed the league championship and at no point did they look in any danger of failing to register the first 3 of them. Mike Winter scored the first via a sublime flick from the outside of the boot, and once Mike Hackett’s blast in the aftermath of a corner doubled their lead, United simply shut up shop, and whilst Kings created occasional chances, at no time did they look like gaining anything from this encounter.
The sun slowly set, chips were procured from the shop down the road to stave off spring chills, as the championship seemed to be edging closer for United and the Conference for Town opposite.