Alaa Oujdi, sometime fullback but currently midfielder, has now made 152 competitive appearances for the club. Of the current squad his total his only surpassed by Murat Karagul currently on 222 appearances.
Had we known in sufficient time that our away match with Tilbury would be switched to Wodson Park as a home fixture then the milestone would have been given due notice in our programme. As it was we only had for sale the programme printed by Tilbury so this news item is to avoid any more delay in marking his achievement.
Alaa made his debut for us on 11th March 2014 as a substitute in the 3-2 home league win over Erith & Belvedere. Looking back it seems strange that it remained his only appearance for the club that season. There were however a further 38 in 2014/5, another 39 in our season in the Southern League, 50 last season and another 24 this season at the time of writing.
Surprisingly he has scored only one goal in all those games but it was an important one being the only goal of the game in last season's win over Great Wakering as we built a late run of four wins out of our last five matches to ensure our reprieve from relegation.
Updated 10:43 - 29 Nov 2017 by Stephen King