Next up - Aveley home on Saturday, 9th December at Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, SG12 0UQ; Bostik Isthmian League Div 1 North, kick off 3pm.
Admission - £8 adults, £4 concessions, under-14s free with a paying adult.
Oh brother, oh Craig, this contest has quite a lot going for it beyond the search for points, important though that is for both clubs.
In goal for Aveley this season is former Ware keeper Rhys Madden who made 149 appearances for the Blues. In defence for Ware is brother Gareth who is coming up to a century of games himself after his 96th appearance on Tuesday. It should be interesting when Gareth goes forward for a corner or free kick.
More importantly however, it will be the team's first game under the managership of Craig Edwards who has taken over from Kem Kemal. Craig comes with plenty of experience gained from spells at Chelmsford City, Grays Athletic, Billericay Town and Kingstonian so will probably be operating under a weight of expectation.
That expectation is initially at least that we will escape from the wrong end of the table where we currently sit in 21st place. That is one behind Aveley on the same number of points but with an inferior goal difference. We do, however, have a game in hand.
It is, of course, too early to hope for an immediate turn around in form but everyone will be hoping to see the first signs of recovery. After six games without scoring - a run that equals our worst ever run in 1983 - a goal would be a good start.
The programme for Saturday's game (£1.50 on the gate) will cover the history of our visitors and pen pictures of their players. From Ware's point of view there will be fixtures, results and league tables for our first team and all our other sides from the Under-23s down through the ages to our Under-13s plus our Academy sides.
Our ten latest matches against Aveley:-
|11 December 2010||Friendly||H||2||1||Dauti, J Berry|
|22 July 2011||Friendly||H||0||0|| |
|20 October 2012||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||H||1||4||Fleming|
|26 January 2013||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||A||1||3||Shaw|
|30 November 2013||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||A||1||1||Martin|
|29 March 2014||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||H||0||2|
|18 November 2014||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||H||2||2||Adu 2|
|11 April 2015||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||A||3||2||Karagul 2, DaCosta|
|13 August 2016||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||A||2||5||Haule 2 (1 pen.)|
|4 February 2017||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||H||2||0||Smith, Delgado|
Our best and worst against Aveley:-
|28 November 1981||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||H||3||1||Attwell, Wilson, Brooks|
|6 January 1962||Delphian League||A||1||6||Hibbert|