Last Saturday against Yate we were delighted to pick up the 3 points courtesy of a late Dan Bradshaw goal.
Our form in the 4 away games leading up to that game has been excellent and the return of 10 points had far exceeded our expectations.
To many, it would have looked like an easy 3 points but sometimes as managers, you get a feeling about a game and we definitely had that and sensed a difficult afternoon. That is exactly what they gave us! Full credit to our lads once again though, they came through a difficult spell in the 2nd half, finished the game strongly, and found a way to win the game.
Going into tomorrow's game at Winchester the squad looks healthy and will be boosted by the return of Olly Sprague and Elliott Buchanan who were both unavailable to us last weekend.
We also welcome a new face in winger Antoine Makoli who joined yesterday on loan from League One side Wycombe Wanderers. He trained with us last night and will be in the squad tomorrow.
With the deadline passing yesterday for signing players we registered a few additional players who will be used if we were to pick up injuries in the coming weeks. We will announce these as and when they join the matchday squad.
Tomorrow's opponents sit 5 points outside of the relegation zone so won't feel completely comfortable and will be desperate to pick up 3 more points to add to the very good point they picked up at Chesham last weekend. We know their players always give their all for their manager Craig Davis and so another tough game is expected.
With just 6 games to go we are in a healthy position in the league and our recent form has enabled us to look up the table rather than over our shoulders which is a nice position to be in. Due to the form of the sides above us our chances of sneaking in the playoffs look virtually impossible but we will continue to try to get as many points on the board as possible while also taking the opportunity to assess the squad and try a few things before the end of the season.
Finally we would like to wish the very best of luck to our U18s tonight when they face Didcot in the Berks and Bucks County Cup Final.
Unders & Bakes