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Welcome to this long overdue 2nd blog of the season. Much has happened since the last and we have had a good start to the season, the last result being a 4-1 win against Bristol Telephones on Saturday 19th October. We have moved up to second in the table despite a couple of heavy defeats to Lebeq and Longwell Green, overall our performances have in my opinion been steady without being spectacular although I must admit to being pleased with how the squad has reacted to being stretched to the limits recently with Ryan Pike, Tom Frampton, Jamie Irwin, Jamie Thompson, & Toby Cole all missing games through injuries & Connor Williams being suspended for 3 games (1 game left). There is a new name in that list, Jamie Thompson who has joined us from playing local junior football with Ilchester has come in and made a good impression straight away. Jamie was identified as someone who could add depth to a squad that needed bolstering with our injury problems starting to mount and after Brett Cotterill left to join Wells in search of more game time and he has shown already that he can make the leap from Yeovil and district league to Western league football. His namesake Jamie Irwin has had a disrupted start to the season so far with injuries and unavailability stifling his start but I fully back him to be a huge player for us this season, Jamie came in from Westlands just before Xmas last year and made a huge difference to us straight away and I know when back fully fit he’ll be a massive player for us during this campaign also. Yesterday’s game versus Bristol Telephones saw Toby Cole back on the scoresheet for the first time in 6 games and although I know he judges himself on goals what was most pleasing to me was the way in which he ran the channels and hassled and harried the oppositions, he was a constant menace to Telephones and would be to any team in the league in that kind of form. We have also played 4 goalkeepers already this season, Harry Reed started off the season and then Sam Stroud came in and became our number 1 and has done consistently well week on week, however the past week Sam has been on holiday, so has been deputised by Sam Hulland and Jordan Clark, the latter playing in yesterday’s 4-1 win and making some really important saves in the process. We’re only 25% through the season and certainly nobody is getting carried away with our start here, there is a huge amount of football left to be played, we can take some real comfort from the start we have made, but the exciting thing for me is I feel we haven’t reached anywhere near top gear yet. This Saturday we are away to a local (ish) side in Warminster Town who beat us convincingly at their place last season so we know how tough this will be, as always any travelling support would be hugely appreciated for this one.....


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