A great day

The sun shone and we enjoyed another comfortable win over our local rivals.  6-0 at home and 3-0 at Earlsmead isn’t a bad return for this season.

It occurs to me that for many years we couldn’t beat Borough so while we are in the ascendancy, as we have been for a little while, let’s make sure we enjoy it because no doubt, like everything in football, it will change.  But hats off to the players, and especially to Greg Ngoyi for a great hat trick for the two performances this season.

I must also say how fantastic the Wealdstone support looked today, with more and more old faces appearing.  Steve Edwards’ pictures capture it well.   Our home crowds are up 40% this season and we can maintain that sort of improvement next year it really will make a big difference.

In recent years we have been used to the season going down to the penultimate or last game.  The difference this year is we are challenging at the right end of the table.  Looking at the current positions and games remaining I still think it is unlikely we will end up in the play-offs – but it is not impossible.  Of course we have to win at Dover on Saturday which will be a very tall order as they showed their aberration on Saturday against Boreham Wood was only temporary by today winning at Maidstone.  Hornchurch’s game in hand could also prove important but don’t forget our goal difference is almost worth an extra point.  Whatever happens on Saturday to be in with a shout in the 41st game of the season is a tremendous achievement.

So of course that leads me onto next season and the importance of hitting the targets we have set for 100:400.  So far we are 2/3 of the way there – not including anything from today.  We need to get the other third – and then some if we can – if possible by the end of the season so we can give Gordon enough to keep this side together so we can compete at the level we aspire to next season.  We are going well but we need the extra – so please come forward if you have not already done so.  If you needed persuading why, hopefully today provided that persuasion.

Enjoy today, and together, we can enjoy many more days like it.

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