This Saturday Concord Rangers will continue on their quest for National League South survival as they make the journey to the south coast to take on Poole Town
Poole Town are currently in 5th spot in the league, resting in the playoff places with 5 points to spare, helped by a 1-0 victory last weekend away at Oxford City. Poole Town have won their last 2 matches, 4 of the last 6 and losing only one. Although they have that cushion in the playoff places, they will be desperate to keep the gap between them and 6th as large as possible with Hungerford Town and Hampton & Richmond Borough closing in.
The Beachboys picked up a vital 3 points last weekend as they hosted Hemel Hempstead Town and won 2-0, with both goals coming via Jordan Chiedozie. Whilst not entirely safe yet, that victory pushed Concord Rangers up into 15th in the league, with a 7 point buffer between themselves and the relegation zone.
The last time these two sides met, Concord Rangers picked up an impressive 3-2 victory thanks to 2 goals from Jordan Chiedozie (much like last week) and a late, late winner from that man Tony Stokes.
The drive to Poole Town should take just under 3 hours, depending on traffic of course. After leaving Concord Island, head to the M25 via the A13, then join the motorway and cross the Dartford Bridge. You stay on the M25 round to junction 12, where you leave and join the M3 towards Basingstoke/Southampton. After around 50 miles at junction 13, exit the M3 and join the M27 towards Southampton Docks/Bournemouth. The road then becomes the A31 after around 15 miles, and you stay on the road until you reach Merley Roundabouts, where you follow the A349 towards Poole.
When you reach the Fleetsbridge roundabout (Tesco on right) take the 4th road off roundabout Fleets Lane (between Staples & B&Q). Half a mile along Fleets Lane on the right is Poole Motor Cycles – Palmer Road is opposite. Turn left into Palmer Road, then right at mini roundabout into School Lane which leads into the car park. The ground is on your right as you enter the school car park. There is an additional option of parking at Poole Stadium on Wimborne Road with a walkway through to Stanley Green Road.
The ground is also a 15 minute walk from Poole Station, which is served by trains from London Waterloo, taking either 2 or 3 hours depending on which train you get on the day.
The admission cost for the game is entirely up to you! Poole Town are running a Pay What You Want day, so hopefully there will be a big crowd there on the day to see Concord Rangers pick up another important win!