Pitching In Isthmian League- supporters predictions 2021-22: Wingate & Finchley

Time to take our first step into the Premier Division, where Tom Salinger takes us to Wingate and Finchley

We asked supporters of our Pitching In Isthmian League clubs to preview the new season, reflect on the old and predict the final outcome. Their predicted 1-20 (or 22) will be worked into a final table which you will see just before the big kick off. We’re off to Summers Lane (summer, we remember one of those) where Tom gives us a tour.

1. Thinking about last season- what there was of it- were there any highlights for you?

The 3-2 win at Hornchurch. We went from 2-0 down to 3-2 up then Jake Eales with a goal line clearance late in injury time secured the win.

Tom Salinger- Wingate and Finchley

Tom Salinger- Wingate and Finchley

2. Moving on to your current squad- which players do you think will make a big impact during the 2021-22 campaign?

Luke Ifil, who is one of the more experienced players in the squad- and of the youngsters i am hoping Tage Kennedy gets more game time as he is a good winger.

3. How will you do this season?

I think we will finish mid table.

4. Which matches are you most looking forward to going to- and why?

All of them. As someone that goes to every game home and away it will be good to- hopefully- get to all the grounds in the division this season.

5. What is your favourite away ground?

Lewes and Folkestone Invicta

6. Who do you consider your biggest rivals- and why?

Distance wise we have Enfield Town, Haringey Borough, Cheshunt, Potters Bar Town. But they are all friendly rivalries.

7. What advice would you give to any away supporter visiting you for the first time?

Feel free to speak to any of our supporters, we are a friendly bunch. Additionally, take a look at the double sided, grade ii listed stand.

8. Who is your favourite player of all time (for your club)- and why?

Several players spring to mind but I won’t pick a favourite! Ahmet Rifat, Marc Weatherstone,
Rob Laney, Shane Gore.

9. Who will be in the top five at the end of the season?

Worthing, Hornchurch, Folkestone Invicta, Horsham, Carshalton Athletic

Right, who’s next? If you’d like to represent your club, email Ian on townsendaround@gmail.com

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Where next?

Tuesday night football A collection of our clubs have pre-season friendlies tonight. Head along and give them some support
Dean Cox signs on at Worthing Former Brighton and Orient man moves along the Sussex coast

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