Teen talent Toby Dudson ( left) believes Trojans snatching the South League Premier Division 2 title from Guildford’s grasp is not out of the question.
His optimism has been fuelled by Guildford’s surprise 3-2 defeat at Horsham – a result which has trimmed the Surrey club’s lead to five points, with Trojans having a game in hand.
In an articulate and authoritative interview, Dudson (18) pointed to Guildford’s potentially testing run in, which sees them travel to fifth-placed Blackheath this Saturday and, after entertaining Tulse Hill & Dulwich, visit Wycombe (third) on the final day of the season.
“Those games aren’t straight-forward by any stretch of the imagination, but if we are to win the league, one of those clubs will need to beat Guildford, who have a superior goal difference to ourselves,” the Peter Symonds’ College ace said.
“Three of Trojans’ last four games are at Stoneham Lane against London Academicals, Staines and Tulse Hill, with a trip to bottom of the table Slough sandwiched in between.
“We obviously need to win all four and I back us to do that as we’ve struck a rich vein of form again, scoring nine goals in our last two wins against Horsham (4-0) and Woking 5-0 last weekend.”
Dudson, on target with an imaginative strike for PSC in the AOC Cup last week, helped Trojans win at Woking, where Colin French and Dave McNee each scored twice alongside a single by South African Sinoxolo Mbekeni.
* Trojans have been drawn away to Surbiton seconds in the quarter-finals of England Hockey's Tier 2 Cup, having won 2-1 against Plympton Grammar Old Boys in South Devon.
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