Message from Manager

What a difference a week makes! This week has been a good week for the football club with a 2-1 win at home Tuesday night against arch rivals Chard. It was a game we controlled from start to finish, Danny Golden scored a great team goal on around the 20 minute mark, before they got a goal back down to an individual error from the otherwise inform Jack Burnett. So we went into the break at 1-1. We then came out very quickly in the second half and started pressuring Chard into errors and forcing mistakes. Eventually our pressure paid off and Gary ‘Chappo’ Chapman popped up at the back post on a corner to volley home a Matt Garner flick on. This game ended 2-1 and was good to get our first win in 7, albeit having drawn a number of games. I mentioned Matt Garner there and he is a new signing we have signed on a dual registration basis from Somerset County league table toppers Westfield, he’s the top goal scorer in the league there and has scored 29 in 20 games, he’s 6’6 and has a good turn of pace for a big lad too so he’ll be an asset to us when we can get him involved, he’s not the finished article and has a few things he can work on as a target man style striker but I believe the more he plays at this level the better he’ll get and at 26 he has the potential to improve further still yet. Saturday we travelled to Westbury United who are top of the league and conceded only 7 goals at home all season so far, we went in at half time 0-1 down, Marcus Cook had a header superbly saved but we had a great save by Liam Norris to thank for it only being the one goal deficit at the break. Second half we were by far the stronger side, Captain Dan Wise scored his 8th of the season from another free kick which was curled into the far corner. But they went straight down the other end and made it 1-2. We then had numerous chances to take the lead, the best ones falling to Connor Williams and Matt Garner, and really should have had the game at least level if not a lead before we scored the equaliser, a very good team goal which involved Chappo, who got the ball wide to sub Tom Morris who showed great feet and put in a fantastic left footed cross which Cookie met with a diving header to equalise. There were chances at both ends in the second half however I felt we had the better of them and looked the more likely to sneak a win however a point against top of the league who had previously won 8 on the bounce is still a very strong result. We now look ahead to another big game this Friday, having drawn at top of the league on Saturday we welcome 3rd placed Roman Glass st George this Friday night to Moor Lane for a 7.30pm Kick off, as always all support from the town hugely appreciated....

 

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