A Step Into The Unknown - 15 February
Division 2 East side Chalvey Sports travel to play Premier Division side Brimscombe & Thrupp in the Bluefin Sport Challenge cup on Saturday, which will be the clubs first ever match against a team playing at step 5 and therefore the highest ranked side the club have ever faced.
It's a match that all players and officials are looking forward to and Chalvey manager Merv Lloyd will have a full strength squad to choose from. Chalvey have made a good start to life in the Uhlsport Hellenic League but the manager sees it as 'just a start'
Lloyd said. "We are looking forward to playing a club with a great reputation both on and off the pitch this weekend. It's a massive step up in opposition for us and the players are looking forward to the challenge, to think a few years ago that this club could play a match against such competitive opposition is unthinkable really. All we can do on the day is play at our best and be up for a good battle, let's see where it can take us"
The club are laying on a coach for the long trip for the players and officials and a number of ex Chalvey players are travelling to support The Stabmonks as this will also be the furthest the club have travelled to play match.