Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bucks Fizz

Belated congratulations are due to my local football team AFC Telford United who triumphed in the Play-Off Final of the Northern Premier League at the weekend with a 3-1 win away at Witton Albion. Formed from the ashes of the ill-fated Telford United in 2004 by a fan's co-operative, this is the second promotion since then and sees them on course to return to the former club's regular haunt in the Nationwide Conference within five years.

Can't pretend to have avidly followed the Bucks Head outfit's progress this year, having been to just 2 games this season - a dour but committed 0-0 draw with local rivals Hednesford on Boxing Day and their controversial 2-0 victory over Marine in the Play-Off semi-final - but the crowds being drawn (over 5,000 for the title decider with Burscough) are genuinely phenomenal for this level of football and indicate that if they were to graduate to League football the appetite is there amidst the town to support the team in that strata.

A big well done to everyone concerned.



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