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Bishop's Stortford set for big Easter weekend in Bostik League, Premier Division play-off race


By Dave Ryan


Bishop’s Stortford face their biggest weekend of the season as they face two key games in their push for a Bostik League, Premier Division play-off spot.

And it is also set to be a momentous Easter weekend for veteran striker and joint-manager Jamie Cureton as he prepares to make the 1,000th appearance of his career.

The Blues, who beat Worthing 3-0 at home at the weekend to move to within two points of the top five, travel to Lewes on Saturday before hosting Brightlingsea Regent on Monday (3pm).

“It was another great result for us and I’m so proud of all the players,” said joint-manager and owner Steve Smith.

“We only had 12 fit players, so to win 3-0 against a team that were fourth in the league is great for us. It keeps us in the mix to make the play-offs.

“We have a tough weekend ahead, but we have great momentum and are the in-form side at the moment so we’ve just got to keep going for the next three games.”

Shadrack Ogie celebrates his first Bishop's Stortford goal in the 3-0 win over Worthing. Credit: Nathan Cracknell (8807959)
Shadrack Ogie celebrates his first Bishop's Stortford goal in the 3-0 win over Worthing. Credit: Nathan Cracknell (8807959)

The Blues will visit a Lewes team sitting in tenth place with 58 points from 39 games, but who would need a freak set of results to reach the play-offs.

When the sides met at the ProKit UK Stadium in December, Ryan Charles’ goal proved to be a consolation as Stortford went
down 2-1.

Brightlingsea’s second season in the third tier of non-League football has been a steady one and they go into Saturday’s home game against promotion-chasing Leatherhead in 14th place with 53 points.

Monday will be their first trip to Stortford. The sides met just after Christmas and the Blues produced one of their worst performances of the campaign as they went down 1-0.



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