PHEW! What a week it has been.
The busiest spell of the season has seen us play three games in only six days.
The win against Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday came just 48 hours after defeating Altrincham in the FA Cup.
For the boys to go out there and put a performance in and get the three points was a momentous effort from all involved.
A game that saw the lead swapped on a few occasions was finally tipped in our favour by a wonder strike by Billy Kee.
That’s the kind of finish that sets Billy apart from every other centre-forward I have ever played with. He has the ability to conjure up the sublime at any given time.
His all round performance against Dagenham was superb and, goal aside, he worked his socks off up front and didn’t give the Dagenham back four a minute’s rest all afternoon.
The loss on Tuesday night against Aldershot was disappointing for everyone who was in attendance on the night.
We never got going and we never hit the heights of previous performances.
A lot can contribute to such a performance but the main element will be the simple fact that we played three games in six days.
The boys looked tired and leggy and we gave ourselves an even bigger task by going a goal down after four minutes.
I’ve got to take my hat off to Aldershot. They came here with a game plan that worked and surprisingly they went away with all three points.
As I said earlier, we were really disappointed to lose but in the grand scheme of things up to now it’s been a really positive and pleasing season so far.
To be only three points off automatic promotion and having great cup runs in all competitions, is so far a season that we can all be proud of.
The gaffer and his backroom staff along with us the players are working incredibly hard week in, week out on the training pitch to ensure we can maintain our great start to the season.
There is a lot of football to be played and with the busy Christmas period just around the corner, hopefully come January or February we will be still in the hunt and make a genuine push for one of those all coveted promotion places.
I was delighted to be called upon on Tuesday night to play my first League game in almost nine months.
My next goal now is to make it back into the starting XI but, like I’ve said before, I’ve got some really good competition, and along with everyone else in the squad we’re all vying for that starting spot.
We head to Wycombe today for another vital League Two clash and hopefully we can return home with another away win.
But we won’t be taking anything lightly and, although they are positioned towards the bottom end of the table, that means nothing as we saw on Tuesday night when Aldershot turned us over.
Hopefully we can learn from our mistakes and produce a display that will earn us all three points and push us back up the table.
Come on you Brewers!