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CHAPPO'S CORNER

PUBLISHED: 11:18 18 April 2008 | UPDATED: 20:10 05 July 2010

TO be brutally honest, Saturday was a poor performance from all of us.

The 3-1 loss to Soham wasn't good enough - and the players know that it wasn't acceptable.

TO be brutally honest, Saturday was a poor performance from all of us.

The 3-1 loss to Soham wasn't good enough - and the players know that it wasn't acceptable. It was a below par performance in every area and they wanted it more than us.

We never got out of second gear and it was very disappointing.

But when we have a performance like that you want the lads to respond and bounce back - and the boys did this at Newmarket, on a sloping, dry and hard pitch against a side fighting for survival.

It was a very hard game that swung from end to end - but we produced a really good, solid performance and we thoroughly deserved the win.

It was important to bounce back, and that was the sort of response we expected from the lads. We're not sitting back and letting games pass us by - as we want to win every game.

Sure, everyone is gearing up for Wembley, but there are important league points at stake and Tuesday was a great way to bounce back from Saturday's disappointment.

Ady and I were over the moon with the players' application, attitude and performance on Tuesday - it was first class in difficult conditions.

We'll be looking to utilise the squad again next Tuesday at home against Wisbech, as any players that have got a knock will be rested. We left Jamie Godbold out of both games following his marathon exertions, and we'll be looking to use the whole squad, while we continue to look to pick up points in every single league game.

It will be tough against Wisbech in front of our home fans next Tuesday. They had a good result against Wroxham recently and they are never an easy team to play - but we're looking forward to the game.

We're still resting Andy Reynolds, while Matty Potter has had keyhole surgery on his back that may allow him to train next week, and Russell Stock's plastercast on his hand will be coming off soon.

Ryan Bloomfield's injury wasn't as bad as first feared, and he was able to play in midweek - so everything is looking good on the injury front.

Finally, we have no game tomorrow, but everyone at the club wishes Dale Smith all the best in the county cup final with Suffolk U18 team, as he plays at Portman Road.

He has done the club proud and was Suffolk's player of the year this term - so all the best to him and the Suffolk side.

Micky Chapman was speaking to Mark Boggis

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