It’s been a mixed bag recently with a mixture of league and domestic action, but now the club moves back to gathering points, writes club commentator, Ollie Williams.\r\n\r\nOur last league game of course was a home loss to Harrogate which was disheartening and see’s us without a win in the Vanarama National League North since our away win at Nuneaton, six games ago. We find ourselves third bottom but could lift up to 14th with a win, including leapfrogging tomorrow’s opponents Bradford Park Avenue – that just shows how tight the league is this season.\r\n\r\nTalking of tomorrow’s opponents, they sit just two places above us in 18th, and there is a good chance of a win if the players go into it with a positive mind set. Away from the league they have worked well progressing through to the Fourth Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup, where we have been draw away to Staines. Perhaps more known for housing the popular character ‘Ali G’, hopefully it’ll be the club from the ‘west side’ that progress into the promised land of the First Round Proper, where a potential tie against one of the big boys awaits – Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers and Sheffield United to name a few.\r\n\r\nOne of my first matches watching the boys in yellow and black was at Whaddon Road to face Staines in the competition last year, and it was a rather enjoyable one that included myself and my new University friends partaking in the ‘poznan’ behind the goal and having a joke about with then City goalkeeper Paul White, although I’d certainly take Jaz Singh over Paul any day, as good as he was.\r\n\r\nOf course last year we got to this stage of the competition and had a derby match with Forest Green Rovers, a great afternoon despite the loss and a feast of football for the county in ‘El Glosico’.\r\n\r\nWith a real chance to reach the First Round proper this year, a win against Staines can only make us dream of a tie with a bigger club. For me personally I’d love to draw my club Portsmouth at Fratton Park, as both sets of fans would make some epic noise! Although I wouldn’t turn down a trip to my local side Wrexham up in North Wales, although there could be some fighting over which media team I’d be working for!\r\n\r\nBut in regards to tomorrow, we seriously could do with a win, but we’ve not had the best of luck taking just the three points away at the aforementioned Nuneaton and losing the other seven games on the road. At this rate the club really is due an away win.\r\n\r\nThe squad is shaping up now with those lacking minutes going out on loan, including the likes of Joe Parker (who has done really well already, bagging a brace in his first game and personally I think he’ll really kick on once he returns) and Connor Thompson joining Cirencester and Cinderford respectively.\r\n\r\nIt’s also great to see Femi Orenuga re-join after his spell here last season, let’s hope he can cause problems for defences in the division from the get-go.\r\n\r\nSo here’s to three points tomorrow and cup progress, hopefully you’ll hear my voice describing some City goals again soon, that’s if you can’t make it to the game!\r\n\r\n#COYY\r\n\r\[email protected]

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