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PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 05 July 2010

OBVIOUSLY the result was really important to us on Saturday.

All credit to the lads for this, but the reality is we did not play particularly well. We worked hard but we did not play at our best.

OBVIOUSLY the result was really important to us on Saturday.

All credit to the lads for this, but the reality is we did not play particularly well. We worked hard but we did not play at our best.

It was a difficult game against a very, very good young Woodbridge side. But the sign of a good side is that when you don't play to your capabilities you still grind out results - and that's what we did.

We worked really hard, kept our shape well, remained organised and got the result that we wanted in the end. It was one of those games when the quality was not there in our performance, but our workrate was there.

The conditions were atrocious, and to be honest Woodbridge adapted to the conditions better than we did.

We know we can do better, but all credit goes to the boys for the way they stuck together. Gary McGee scored two really good strikers' goals and Neil Plaskett chipped in for the second game running. It's great when you're scoring from all areas of the pitch as Cockers and Neil, as defenders, have weighed in with goals so far.

Another positive was the return of Dale Cockrill after injury and suspension, and he came through the game OK. Reece Hunn was also in the squad but we didn't want to risk him.

Jamie Godbold was missing due to suspension, but he'll be back tomorrow. Dave Attridge did really well in goal again, but unfortunately he is unavailable for tomorrow's game.

Saturday was a workmanlike performance where we ground out a result - sometimes you have to win ugly. The lads know the quality wasn't there, but sometimes you have to dig in and all credit goes to them for getting the three points.

It's another difficult week for us with three big games coming in the next eight days. We're away at Harwich tomorrow and it's a difficult place to go.

We're under no illusions, they have a new manager and their players will raise their game for the new boss tomorrow as they will want to keep their shirts - he will probably bring a few players with him as well.

On Tuesday we've a tough Suffolk Premier Cup tie at Felixstowe - which is another difficult game away from home. We will focusing on ourselves and will try to do everything in our power to make sure we are right.

We need to stick together, stay organised and with a bit more quality we will have a chance to cause them some problems.

Andy Reynolds and Adam Rix both trained really hard this week and Andy may well be back for Saturday. Carl Poppy and Matty Potter are both missing long term, while Craig Lewis has returned to training - although Saturday may come too soon for him to play with the reserves.

We will be going to both Harwich and Felixstowe with a strong squad but Saturday's game is our main focus of attention at the moment.

The final word has to be for our fans - there were over 400 there again on Saturday, which is fantastic given the conditions. They help make such a big difference to us, and as the boys are producing on the pitch the crowds are continuing to be a major part of our success.

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