Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of blogging past couple of months. I will hopefully now be back with this series regularly.
Lets get back in to it…
Ebbsfleet – Away – 8th – 13th – 3 – 1 Win
A win in what was an even game and one we took our chances in. Happy with the performance of the players. Thought Ebbsfleet could of it won it as they are a stronger side than us.
** NEW SIGNING **
We have signed Jack Holland on loan for 3 months from Bromley. He is a centre back which is a position we have struggled with. He won’t be first choice but hopefully he can come in and help keep the back line strong. Got the possibility of extending his loan depending on his performances.
Margate – Home – Fa Trophy Third Qualifying Round – 0 -0 AET – Draw
A bore draw against a team fighting for promotion in our league. Both teams had chances late on to win it but neither took them. Margate was probably just the better team on the day. Gave some of of the fringe players some game time in this game as it’s a cup game.
Man of the match –
Margate – Away – Fa Trophy Third Qualifying Round Replay – 2 – 2 Draw – 4 – 3 win penalties
A game in which we got outplayed, we was winning until a late goal by Margate took it to extra time. Expected Margate to win the game especially when it went to penalties. Through to the next round which is nice as gain more money from it!
Man of the match (Margate) –
Basingstoke – Home – 12th – 5th – 1 – 1 Draw
A game in which we could and should of won but Basingstoke are a team fighting for the play off places and proved that late on. Disappointed with a draw as its 2 points dropped and feels like a loss.
Aveley – Away – Fa Trophy First Round – 2 – 0 Win
Love an away day in the cup to smaller teams! An easy win against a small non league team. A game which was expected to win and that is what we did despite only winning 2-0. I did play some lads who don’t get much game time and they did well.
Weston-Super-Mare – Away – 17th – 11th – 1 – 0 Win
A good performance which sees us come away with the 3 points. A game we controlled comfortably against a team fighting relegation.Should of won by more but a win is a win. Happy with the performance.
St. Albans – Home – 9th – 7th – 2 – 0 Win
A hard fought win against a good St. Albans side, a pretty even game and we was lucky to win by more than one due to them scoring an own goal in injury time.
St. Albans – Away – 12th – 10th – 1 – 0 Loss
A game of two halves. We deserved to lose. We played shocking in the first half but we was much better in the second half when i changed the tactic at half time. Disappointed to lose but we on and fight for the 3 points.
Concord Rangers – Away – 20th – 11th – 2 – 2 Draw
Embarrassing performance. We struggled against a team who are battling relegation. We was awful despite leading twice we just could not hold on to the win! Always struggle against the teams lower end of the table for some reason. I wasn’t happy and the players knew it!
Whitehawk – Home – 11th – 16th – 3 – 1 Win
A poor game in which we struggled again against a team towards the wrong end of the table. We took our chances and got the 3 points which we was lucky to get after going behind. After going behind I expected us to lose and couldn’t see us getting anything from the game but Bywater saved us with a perfect performance.
So after 23 games we sit 9th 6 points off the play offs. Still hopeful we can get there but in this league anything can happen. If we don’t make the play offs I can see me being sacked! If I can bring in the right additions and the players are comfortable with the tactics i’m hopeful we can push on and get in to the play offs. We also have cup games coming up so a cup run would be nice as it brings in more money.