A lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to ensure we are ready for a return, says Glebe boss Gary Alexander
GLEBE manager Gary Alexander says he is looking forward to Saturday’s FA Vase Second Round tie against Kennington.
The Chislehurst-based club last took to the field on Saturday 24 November when they went down to a 2-1 defeat at Tunbridge Wells.
Glebe are currently in ninth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table with 17 points from their 12 league games.
Dan Scorer takes charge of his 200th game in charge of Kennington at Foxbury Avenue and the Ashford-based outfit are in second-place in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table with maximum points from their opening six league games, three points adrift of leaders Sporting Club Thamesmead but with a couple of games in hand.
The League has been suspended until Saturday 26 December but clubs can play friendly matches, FA Vase, London Senior Cup and London Senior Trophy ties this weekend.
“We’re looking forward to finally getting back playing, it’s something I’m sure everyone at our level has been looking forward to, so hopefully we can have a decent game,” said Alexander, whose side reached the Fourth Round last season and missed chances were punished as they went down to a 3-0 defeat at Stowmarket Town on 11 January 2020.
“Kennington are a good side with good players and a side what arguably could be playing in our league, had it not been cut short last year but I’m sure we’ll see Kennington in our league next season, so we have to hope that we turn up and put in a solid performance in.”
No club at Southern Counties East Football League level has been allowed to train during the second national lockdown, which ended yesterday and Alexander revealed his side go into the game on the back of one training session.
He said: “It’s not easy when you’ve had one session before such a big game. I’m sure the lads have looked after themselves and hopefully their quality will come through on Saturday.
“A lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to ensure we are ready for a return, so credit has to go to all those people that have helped and hopefully allowing us to get back in playing football in a safe environment. Long may it continue but only time will tell.”
Due to restrictions, the game will have a maximum attendance of 300 and tickets priced at £8 can be purchased online.
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Glebe v Kennington
The Buildbase FA Vase Second Round
Saturday 5 December 2020
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Foxbury Avenue, off Perry Street, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6SD