Corinthian vs Hastings United – Isthmian League
With FA Cup and FA Trophy aspirations over for this season United’s focus is well and truly on climbing the league table. As the dust settles on Chris’ resignation, we move forward with ‘Browny’ as interim manager, assisted by the inspirational Gary Elphick. On Saturday 6th November, the ‘U’s head to newly promoted Corinthian in search of more points.
United’s six-game form – LWWLLW
Following a league defeat to Ashford United and the FA Trophy loss to Felixstowe, it was back to winning ways for the ‘U’s on Tuesday night. A convincing 4 – 1 win against struggling Whitstable Town was the perfect tonic not just for the three points but also the manner of the teams performance. A really positive response in the aftermath of the shock news at the start of the week.
While the opposition failed to mount a serious challenge, United gave them little opportunity with an excellent display of crisp passing, pace down the flanks and overall movement. A performance which kept the 790 in the crowd warm on a very chilly night.
United lie in seventh spot in the league on 19 points. This having played nine games – winning six, drawing one and losing two.
Who are Corinthian and what’s their six-game form? LWWWLL
Corinthian were promoted (from the Southern Counties East Football League) to the South East Division of the Isthmian League based on their performances over the two previous seasons, which had been abandoned due to the pandemic. They were in second place on both occasions. Their nickname is The Hoops, presumably based upon their home kit of green and white hoops à la Celtic’s symbolic shirt.
The Hoops have played 11 games and are in ninth place with four wins, two draws and five defeats. Last week they lost 4 – 0 at home to Whitehawk and then 1 – 0 away to Sevenoaks. This after beating Ramsgate 2 – 1 at home the previous week. The table shows they score (13) less than they concede (15) so even though they are in mid-table they have a negative goal difference.
Any recent previous meetings?
Nothing less than three points has to be the target for the ‘U’s as they look to push themselves up the table.
Saturday 30th October, 3pm kick off at Corinthian Sports Club, Valley Road, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8LY.
Can’t attend? You can follow live game updates via Twitter: @hastingsufc