MESSENGER The Isthmian
commons have resolved to make Thy husband king--so 'twas reported there.
A shock result looks highly unlikely the battle for a seat at Westminster - Ukip are 1-66 favourites - but an FA Cup surprise is a strong possibility with Isthmian
Premier Maidstone attractive 7-2 shots to win in 90 minutes.
League Premier Division side Thurrock will drop to the North section after the FA rejected their appeal against a three-point deduction for fielding Joel Barnett, who was ineligible having played for a Sunday side in Wakefield which folded with unpaid fines.
Despite living within striking distance of any number of south London's Football League clubs, he chose Bromley, his local side, then plying their trade in front of a few hundred people in the Isthmian
Though the new structure includes the Ryman --the old Isthmian
League who celebrate their centenary in two years' time --the league is threatening legal action because its' membership will drop from 88 to 44.
Stevenage, from the Conference, had the more chances, but little Carshalton from the lower reaches of the Isthmian
League turned in a creditable performance.
But they may wish they hadn't bothered as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of their Ryman Isthmian
League opponents thanks to a late Jamie Crane goal.
But wouldn't it by nice to have the plucky Isthmian
League challengers being encouraged with a hearty "go on" from the TV gantry every time they crossed the half-way line?
He now wears the gloves for Hertfordshire side Cheshunt FC in the Isthmian
League Division One North and hopes to work his way up the divisions in five years.
The draw has not exactly set the pulses racing and as far as David v Goliath ties go it is really down to Hastings United of the Isthmian
League's Premier Division attempt to knock Championship outfit Middlesbrough off their pedestal at the Riverside and former Football League club Mansfield Town will have to deal with the suspense of which Liverpool turn up at Field Mill - hoping it's the rubbishy one so they can claim a major scalp.
The Shots won the National Conference title last season to regain their Football League status after going bankrupt in 1992 and starting again, five levels down in the Isthmian
League Division Three.
They progressed from the Isthmian
League to the Conference in 1997 and six years later gained Football League status as Conference champions.