Over the Summer I had the idea to put together a weekly(ish) article documenting their forthcoming season, hopefully in a 'warts and all' style, showing the trials, tribulations, and fun side of a Sunday League team. BotP has therefore teamed up with Jovial Monk player-manager Shaun Smith to get the weekly lowdown on events straight from the horses mouth.
Jovial Monk play in Division Two of the Swindon Sunday Football League. League fixtures do not begin until September 12th with Monk facing a short trip to face AFC Stratton. However, before that they have the not so small task of taking on Division One side FC Walcot in the Wiltshire County Sunday Cup. Monk have been drawn at home but still face a very tough test against a side who are traditionally very strong. That being said, Monk have themselves showed some excellent form in pre-season including a very creditable 4-4 draw with Stroud League outfit Seend United who have won every other pre-season friendly they have played. So, that sets the scene nicely for Sunday's clash. It should be a great game so if you want to get along to watch the game it is a 10:30am kick-off at Lambourn Sports FC, Bockhampton Road, Lambourn, RG17 8PS.
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Keep checking in for the next edition and see how this series pans out. At the very least you'll get to know how the cup match went.