Thompson hopes it's third time lucky

PUBLISHED: 10:55 19 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 06 May 2010

PARK Street Village manager Ryan Thompson is hoping it s a case of third time lucky as his side prepare to meet Hatfield Town in the semi final of the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy. The tie has been postponed twice already because the weather has made Tou

PARK Street Village manager Ryan Thompson is hoping it's a case of third time lucky as his side prepare to meet Hatfield Town in the semi final of the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy.

The tie has been postponed twice already because the weather has made Toulmin Drive unplayable but the tie will go ahead this weekend.

"It's so disappointing. It's definitely being played this weekend. We've managed to arrange another venue in case Toulmin Drive's unfit but I can't see any reason why it won't be," Thompson told The Herts Advertiser.

"The Herts FA have told us it has to be played this weekend and if our pitch isn't playable then it will be switched to their ground over in Welwyn Garden City. The weather should be ok and as long as we don't have any frost overnight the game should go ahead at Toulmin Drive."

Thompson has managed to secure a location for the team to train at this week and he's hopeful he'll have a near full squad to choose from.

"We've got a training session tomorrow night [Wednesday] as we've managed to get somewhere to train and that'll give us the opportunity to see who's available.

"We'll hopefully have a full squad available bar Chris Day. He's still struggling with his injury and is probably a month to five weeks away. He's happy that these games keep getting postponed because it means there are more games for him to play in!


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Herts Advertiser