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Casuals trip for Blues

Blues will look to bounce back from their home loss against Potters Bar when they travel to Corinthian-Casuals, on Saturday.
ca5It will be a chance for Stortford to collect a league double as they aim to repeat their 3-0 win against the Surrey side in October, when Alfie Mason, Jamie Cureton and Jake Cass were on target.
Tuesday night’s 2-0 home loss against Lewes saw Casuals drop to 18th in the table with 37 points from 32 games, and are six points clear of the relegation zone as all 22 teams head into their final nine games.
They progressed to the second qualifying round of the FA Cup the hard way, winning 6-0 against Croydon before losing 2-1 against Whyteleafe before being reinstated as the visitors had played an ineligible player. The reprieve earned them a trip to St Albans City, but after drawing 1-1 at Clarence Park they were beaten 3-0 in the replay.
Their FA Trophy run was over in the blink of an eylid as they went down 3-0 at Horsham, and although they were initally  in good goalscoring form in the League Cup, hitting eight goals in their wins against Westfield and Carshalton Athletic, the third round saw them lose 4-3 on penalties against Chipstead after a goalless draw,
This is Blues first season back in the Isthmian League for 14 years, but it’s been over three times as long since they visited arguably the most famous amateur club in the world.
The last meeting saw Blues romp to a 6-0 win at Rhodes Avenue in December 1973, a result that completed a double for the Blues as they’d beaten them 2-0 at Tooting & Mitcham’s Sandy Lane ground.
That was their last season in the top flight of the Isthmian as, after four straight bottom placed finishes, they were relegated to the newly formed second division. Since then they’ve spent over a decade outside the Isthmian League, but securing their own ground in Tolworth saw them rejuvenated and after sneaking into the play-offs, wins at Greenwich Borough and at home against Walton Casuals in the play-offs saw them win promotion. Crowds were also up, to 195, and they have continued that climb this season with an increase to an average of 287,