One of this season's biggest fixtures against our favourite rival Sala FC who are top of the table. Make no mistake that Sala are quality and dropped down from Division 1 last season with us largely due to suffering from player shortages and a reduced squad, not because they weren't good enough. In my time at BEFC we have only beaten Sala once and that was last season against a much weaker Sala than the previous fixture which ended 3 - 3.
In the context of the league Sala look like promotion candidates and due to our poor start we really need a good victory over them to stake a realistic claim to winning the division as well as getting into Division 1.
Sala have a number of quality players in their squad, notable enough to pair off against us quite nicely. This makes it a good match and no matter what the scoreline or situation, games against Sala are always hard fought and epic ones!
Hopefully everyone will be back from holidays and recovered physically so we can put out a strong squad to get our first real test against an arguable Division 1 quality side.