Earlier on this season we were bemoaning the late goals that cost us valuable points, Billericay, Canvey and Ramsgate come immediately to mind – but our last three results show that this type of thing seems to be evened up as the season progresses.
Sean saving last minute penalties at Ramsgate and against Hendon last week and Spendy’s goal yesterday, in the 93rd minute, are the difference between taking 2 points and 7 points from the last three games. It certainly has been fun!
What is impressive is the spirit and desire in the current squad. Can anyone remember the last time we won a game in injury time? Last week we won coming from behind for the first time this season, yesterday we were twice behind.
We are down to the bare bones as well, with injuries and suspensions taking their toll. This was bound to happen at some stage though we are hopeful that Carl and Darren may be back next week, and Jimmy Gray will also be back, though we lose Greg for three games and have four players one game away from a ban.
We also saw Luke Woods depart to Hitchin Town last week and he made his debut yesterday. It was always going to be tough keeping two quality keepers and ultimately one fully understands Luke’s desire to play regular football – we wish him well. Luke going is further good news for the budget – though we may well need to bring 1-2 players in over the coming weeks.
At least this year we haven’t experienced the post Harrow Borough hangover that affected us last season – let’s hope the run continues for a while yet. The way I’m looking at it is we are 3-4 wins away from survival. What happens after that will be interesting but for now let’s enjoy the ride.