What was particularly good about last night I thought was winning a game that in recent times we would not have done. I thought we handled Hornchurch’s pressure and physical presence very well. They are a decent enough side who will finish in the right half of the table.
Possibly we may have had some luck with the ‘handball’ incident on the goal line just before half time but boy do we deserve some – particularly after the Ramsgate experience. It shows that what comes around…
Ryan Ashe took both his goals expertly and that is two man of the match performances in a row – can he keep it going? Also two successive clean sheets and two wins in home games. What a difference a week makes.
Nice to see some old friends, however fleetingly. Much like many of the Bishop’s Stortford fans, the Hornchurch fans seem to be very magnanimous is defeat. Check out their forum. Is this an outbreak of mutual respect in the non league game?
Also good news last night that James Gray came through 90 minutes in the reserves and with Peter Dean’s miracle recovery earning him a place on the bench last night whisper it quietly but we’ve almost a full squad to choose from.