By my reckoning today marked the first time we have won a game coming from a goal behind. It didn’t look likely for long periods, especially after Greg’s penalty miss. But two fine goals and Sean being a hero again saving a last minute penalty for the second week running. Add in the two late red cards, both I think justified; and it turned into an eventful afternoon, with three more points in the bag.
One worry now is the slightly threadbare nature of the squad. Monty has obviously gone to Dagenham, Hicksy to Chesham for a month, Carl has hurt his groin, Ben Clarke has done a hamstring and Darren Locke also had to come off with a groin problem which given James Gray’s one match suspension next week could give us a few challenges at the back, and now we will have to factor in Greg’s forthcoming 3 match ban. So we may need reinforcements – but as always it will need to be with the budget in mind. It’s never easy.
Stephen Hughes was at the game today and his injury is not healing at present and looks a bad one. We wish him well and hope for a speedy recovery. It was good to see John Christian and Mitch Swain at the game as well, once their game for Northwood was called off. They are good lads and I’m pleased to see them going well this season.
One final thought, to all the people who said the game would be off – you just never know. Fingers told me yesterday that there was little if any chance of the game going ahead and most contributors on the WFC Forum agreed. When I woke up this morning and saw the frost I wondered whether this might help and but then went back to bed in the knowledge that the game would be off. So it was as much a shock to me as anyone that it was on and maybe we did lose a few off the gate (a still respectable 433) who assumed the game wouldn’t go ahead. For most of those who were there, I think we are all pleased it did.