AFC return home for the first time in a month on Saturday and welcome Chester to Hipperholme.
A string of defeats to some of the league’s elite teams would dent the confidence of most teams but AFC have taken a few positives from these matchups. With a squad hampered by injuries and prior engagements the teams on match days have at times played some slick football and taken the game to their opponents whilst producing a valiant work ethic and never say die attitude.
But AFC will look to turn around their current fortunes against a Chester side well beaten in the reverse fixture in the North West last season. The only thing more miserable than the Chester side after the game were the dreadful showers, without doubt the worst of any changing rooms visited. Young Tom Ashton would not have enjoyed that shower.
However last season’s game will probably be best remembered for ‘buffet gate’ which saw Brandon ‘Bernard’ Jackson fill his kitbag with pork pies as part of well executed jape. Future Poundstretcher employee of the week 3rd place winner, Bernard, was hoping to exchange his wares for pineapple and cheese on sticks, vol au vents and cocktail sausages but it quickly became apparent that both himself and his long suffering mother had been at the centre of an evil but highly amusing practical joke.
A similar result and another table of pork pies this weekend will send AFC into the festive season in high spirits.
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