Arnold Town’s start to the new season has left their loyal following feeling very optimistic for the season ahead.
Following on from a rather forgettable pre-season, the Eagles opened with a 3-1 win at Radcliffe Olympic on opening day, with Jawanza Grant (2) and Max Pashley the scorers.
Hoping to continue their great start with their first home game against last season’s EMCL Champions West Bridgford, they were stopped in their tracks by the weather. Twenty-four hours of constant rain saw the first postponement of the season due to a very waterlogged Eagle Valley pitch.
A few days later and Holbrook Sports were the first visiting side to arrive at Eagle Valley. The two sides were well matched but the balance swung in the favour of the visitors shortly after half time when Arnold were reduced to ten men. Conceding a soft penalty and a late strike condemned the Eagles to their first defeat of the season.
On Tuesday night it was back to Eagle Valley for the visit of Graham St Prims. A very polished performance saw the Eagles win 3-1 with goals from Jourdan Blair (2) and Jawanza Grant.
The newly formed side are gelling very nicely and performances are getting better with each game.
Next game was scheduled for Saturday, August 19 (away) but this has been postponed due to Dunkirk’s FA Cup involvement. This game has been switched to Tuesday, August 22 providing Dunkirk aren’t involved in any replay.
The next game at Eagle Valley is on Saturday, August 26 when local rivals Radford FC are the visitors.