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Chappo's corner

PUBLISHED: 08:00 10 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:28 05 July 2010

Saturday was another good three points for us and another hurdle that we've overcome in front of a massive crowd yet again.

You can't ask for anymore than to get 701 fans.

Saturday was another good three points for us and another hurdle that we've overcome in front of a massive crowd yet again.

You can't ask for anymore than to get 701 fans. They are turning up in their droves and the boys are producing on the pitch.

Up to now everything's going very well but I think the message is that we're not getting carried away, far from it. We know it's a long, long season.

We're just taking one game at a time, keeping our feet firmly on the ground and just staying focused on the next game.

Last Saturday the boys' attitude was fantastic. We came from behind yet again and that's something that we'll have to address, because we can't giving sides a goal lead.

But all credit to the lads. They stuck together and there's a lot belief in the camp at the moment and the spirit's there for everyone to see and so is the quality. That came through on Saturday yet again.

We scored a great equaliser through Richard Woodrow and then a penalty from Darren Cockrill to go 2-1 up. Then we had a cracking goal from Russell Stock, a real striker's goal, to finish the game off. It was a thoroughly deserved three points and a really good performance yet again.

We've drawn Tiptree at home in the FA Vase and I always feel you want a home tie.

But it's not going to be easy. Tiptree spent a lot of money in the summer having come up from Division One. They're doing well in the league and had a good win in the last round.

We're glad it's a home tie and we can't wait to get going in the Vase again but it's a long way off at moment and there are a lot of league and cup games to be played before then.

At this moment we're totally focused on going to Haverhill tomorrow and everyone will be looking at it and saying they're at the bottom and we're at the top and expect it to be a simple three points for us.

But it will not be a simple three points - it will be a tough game and we're under no illusions about that. They've got nothing to lose will want to get something from the game. We're going to have to make sure that our attitude is right and we're totally focused on doing our jobs otherwise we could come unstuck.

There are no guarantees in football, we know that, and we're expecting a tough game down there but we're looking forward to it.

We've still got Matty Potter still out. Dale Cockrill took a heavy blow in the Leiston game and has been struggling since then. We've found out he cracked two bones in his cheek. The hospital have said they will heal themselves and hopefully he should be ok although it's a bit of a risk if he does get another blow on it.

Andy Reynolds has pulled his groin again so he's going to be out for a few weeks by the looks of things.

That's a big blow, but one person's misfortune is another opportunity for someone else and that's the reason why we've got a good, strong squad.

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