Nationals and Falcons meet again at Farnham Park in a do or die series for Herts (photo by Richard Lee)
Written by Daniel Levitt
The Herts Falcons take on the Southern Nationals at Farnham Park on Sunday in the most crucial of series they will play all season.
It seems as though the latter part of that last sentence is reiterated each week, but as the Falcons sit just 3 games out of the fourth and final playoff spot, held by the Nationals, it’s a make or break weekend for the visitors.
“We’ve been playing some great baseball all year” Falcons Manager, Lee Manning said. “We need to put it all together for one last push”.
That “push” starts on Sunday as a plethora of questions will be answered for not only the Falcons and Blazers, but the whole league as well. After their series split with the Falcons last week, the Bracknell Blazers find themselves just one game behind the Nationals, as they gear up to face the third-placed London Mets this weekend.
That task is made harder by the fact that there are just 6 games remaining, emphasising the importance of sweeping the Nationals. Should they fail to, they will remain 3 games out with just 4 to go, or worse, eliminated completely should they get swept.
“We have a team which is capable of pulling it off” Club President Aspi Dimitrov claimed leading up to weekend’s action. “All the pressure is on us this Sunday, but we can turn the table on the Nationals if we win both games”.
For the Falcons, they know what they have to do: win or they are out. Be sure to catch the double-header at Farnham Park, Slough.