Message from Manager

I haven’t wrote a blog in a while as we have had so many games called off but we have now won 3 league games on the bounce including yesterday’s 1-0 win at Portishead. It’s been frustrating lately with the amount of games being called off but that does give us a big opportunity to get on a big winning run as the games come thick and fast at the tail end of the season. Never before have I, on the 15th of April, still have 10 games left to play and there is a prospect of moving up in the table as out of our remaining games 9 are at home and only 3 out of the 10 are against teams above us in the table. Yesterday’s game was our third win on the bounce, all away from home, and our second clean sheet in three games, yet it does not tell the story of dominance we had during the contest. Marcus Cook, still getting over the the flu and perhaps a lads holiday too had a chance inside three minutes which he put straight at the keeper. First half we also had big chances fall to the excellent Tom Morris whilst Darren Shearer and Connor Williams could have also netted. Gary Chapman gave us the lead and what turned out to be the only goal of the game by attacking a dan wise freekick to head unmarked past the keeper, this Wise/Chapman combination has already led to several other goals of the same ilk this season and hopefully will a few more yet! The second half was pretty much the same as the first with us dominating throughout, until the last 5 minutes when inexplicably we allowed them through one on one and had to rely on our in form keeper Liam Norris to keep our clean sheet! This last two games has also showed the strength in depth we have within the club with Ryan Biss, Darren Shearer, Will Hopkins and Jordan Fletcher all stepping up from the reserves recently, all four have played their part and done well but special mention has to go to Biss who has come in for the last two games and been superb, Biss is an old school defender, a warrior who enjoys the art of defending and would run through a brick wall for the cause! From a managers point of view as well he is a dream as he is the sort of guy who plays through injuries, in a world where too many are happy to leave the field or miss games through minor problems it is important to have those sort of players in the squad! We face Almondsbury away on Tuesday and they are an in form team who we are going to have to be at our best against in our last away game. After that we are back at home on Thursday evening in a 19.30pm kick off against Devizes, we have a huge amount of games coming up and will need full availability from the lads, a big effort, a bit of luck and as much support as possible at Moor Lane to carry us through!

 

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