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LEAGUE TITLE UP FOR GRABS AGAINST KNAPHILL

LEAGUE TITLE UP FOR GRABS AGAINST KNAPHILL

Marc Brewer2 Apr - 06:45
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Dial are 90 minutes away from first silverware

Dial return to Alwyns Lane this evening (2 April 2024) to play Knaphill Athletic in what could prove to be decisive in the promotion and relegation battle. 7:30pm k.o.

A win for Steve Brown’s side would see them clinch their first silverware with five league games remaining and be eligible for their third consecutive promotion. In contrast, Knaphill need at least three wins from their remaining eight fixtures to avoid the drop.

While’s today’s visitors have yet to register an away win all season; by comparison, they have only failed to score once (v Ripley Village) on the road, which Dial are hoping to change.

The last time the two side’s met was back on 16 September 2023, which saw Dial win 4-2 at Waterer’s Park, with Finley Rose-Davies, Harry Rice, Aidan Phillips and Matt Bunyan among the goals.

However, Knaphill do have footballing pedigree among their ranks; most notably Adam Bellmaine, who helped Westfield gain promotion from the Combined Counties League to the Isthmian League in 2018.

Brown is expected to stick with the same side that beat Hambledon 7-1 on Saturday (30 March) with Matt Bunyan the only addition to the 16-man squad after a one-match absence.

Speaking to DialSquareFC.com on Monday evening, Brown said: “Tuesday [today] is a huge day for the club, as the team can secure their first trophy.

“The squad is buoyant from the weekend and are keen to put on another big performance against Knaphill.

“It’s good to have Bunners [Matt Bunyan] back in the squad. As always, we will be well-prepared and take it as another important game on our path of where we want to get to.

“Hopefully, the fixture can draw in a good crowd in what could be a memorable occasion for the players, management and all associated with the club," he added.

For supporters and football enthusiasts travelling to Alwyns Lane by train, the nearest rail station is Chertsey, which is a c. 15-minute walk (via Guildford Street and Windsor Street) to the ground (map). Please check South Western Railway’s live timetable here prior to departure.

For those travelling by car, Alwyns Lane football ground offers very limited parking, which is principally for players and match officials. Therefore, spectators are asked to park with consideration in the neighbouring residential streets.

To view the full list of Dial's fixtures and results, click here.

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