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Chappo's Corner

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 05 July 2010

SATURDAY was a fantastic performance and result for us.

It was the FA Cup, and they don't come any bigger than this with all the glamour of it being the biggest competition in the world.

SATURDAY was a fantastic performance and result for us.

It was the FA Cup, and they don't come any bigger than this with all the glamour of it being the biggest competition in the world. Everyone wants a cup run at the club - the players, management, fans and everyone associated with Lowestoft - as it takes you away from the league programme.

We said before the start of the game that we mustn't get carried away, we needed to concentrate on ourselves, do our jobs and make sure we were right.

The boys really did apply themselves well - apart from the first couple of minutes again when we started slowly and conceded an early goal. But this gave us the kick up the backside that we needed and from there on we dominated. It was fantastic as the tempo we are playing at was awesome.

We created so many opportunities yet won 2-1 when we could've had double figures. But if we are creating chances we are not going far wrong.

Everyone misses chances, the concern would be if we weren't creating anything - but an area we now need to improve on is in our end product.

We took the game to them from going a goal behind and scored a great equaliser through a rare Reece Hunn header. We carried on the same way in the second half and kept pressing and pressing until the last ten minutes when there could have been a feeling that it was going to be one of those days.

But we kept our composure and didn't drop our heads as we wanted to win it on the day. Ross King and Bradley Hough came on and both were involved in the winner that we deserved.

It's important to stay in the cup and it was a fantastic result - we are so, so pleased with the lads discipline, work-rate, quality of football, the tempo and the fact we didn't drop our heads when the ball didn't go in.

The lads done themselves and the club proud.

We now have two tough away games before we take on AFC Sudbury again in the next round of the FA Cup. These league games are important as they're first away games of the season.

Tomorrow we travel to Walsham-le-Willows - a side that we dropped points against last year. They have also had a good start to the season and so it will be tough over there.

We will have to ensure we are totally focused and we want to go there and continue the good work and form we have shown so far. Myself, Ady, Flem and Dave will have a long chat with the lads at training and then before the game as we want to keep our feet on the ground - there's a thin line between success and failure and we are striving for consistency.

We'll be going to Walsham with a strong squad, everyone should be fit after Russell Stock came off with a knock and Andy Reynolds has a sore ankle - but both should be fine.

We have got lots of competition for places and after the game tomorrow, we have another tough game away at Needham Market.

Another big plus for us has been our fantastic fans. To have over 400 at our first three home games is superb - they make such a big difference to us.

We're hoping that we will now have a big away contingent as well to follow us in the nest two games.


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