Good evening and welcome to the Vale for this league fixture versus the Met Police. We extend our usual warm welcome to their players, officials and supporters and hope you enjoy our hospitality before, during and after the match.
We are still buzzing after
events here on Saturday. What a fantastic day that will long be remembered by all present. The players played their hearts out, both sets of supporters made a lot of noise, Jolls scored a cracking goal that put us back in the match, Britt poked in the well-deserved winner and the defenders/midfield stopped any possible upsets at the other end. The celebrations apparently continued long into the night with many a sore head on Sunday – I had to content myself with a Snowball to mark the occasion before driving home, where I burst into renditions of J.O.L.L.Y. and Ass-om-ba-longa. My husband’s response was “I take it they won then?” By the time you read these notes, the draw for the 3rd round of the FA Trophy will have been made, Grimsby away perhaps? Keep the 4th February free!
I’d just like to add our very best wishes for a speedy recovery to the Barrow goalie, Danny Hurst, who is recovering in Hillingdon Hospital after his head injury during the first half. At the time of writing, the good news is that he won’t need surgery but he is still under observation, albeit less frequently.
As mentioned in Mark’s Supporters Club notes in Saturday’s programme, the revamped WFC Supporters Club website should be up and running. Please visit us at www.wfcsc.co.uk to see what this site can offer you. Many, many thanks to Neil Rands for retrieving the site and bringing it into a new decade! There is a link to our club shop (the Megastore) which can be accessed directly at www.wfcmegastore.co.uk. This site has also undergone a “Ranos” tweak. Please look to see what special offers are currently available on-line.
The Megastore will be open for personal shoppers this evening. If we have been drawn away in the Trophy, please be aware that there are not many yellow away shirts remaining and there are no more expected this season, so GET YOURS TONIGHT! There is a special shop only offer on blue team jackets as modelled by the Mass on Saturday for £20 – first come, first served. You will need a scarf and/or hat to keep you warm these chilly nights watching the Stones, so show your support at the same time and buy one (or more) in the shop before winter really sets in.
As per usual on a match day, Golden Goals are available at the entrance to the ground for £1 a “go”. The holder of the ticket with the time of the first goal will win £50, and that with the time of the last goal will win £10 (unless there is only 1 goal). Prizes can be claimed at half time (if the score is not 0-0) from the club shop and at the end of the match by the turnstiles.
Back to the League tonight and here’s hoping the lads can keep up the momentum in order to climb up the table. As supporters we also need to keep up the volume – let’s be having ya!
Enjoy the match,
COME ON YOU STONES!