CRC victory was great

PUBLISHED: 13:32 01 February 2008 | UPDATED: 19:36 05 July 2010


WE are certainly providing value for money at the moment after another five goal thriller.

It was a great win on Saturday against CRC.


WE are certainly providing value for money at the moment after another five goal thriller.

It was a great win on Saturday against CRC. They are a very good young footballing side and it was a cracking game.

For the neutrals I guess a draw would've been a fair result but we fell we earned the win. The lads showed great character to recover from going behind and eventually win.

The game itself was end to end, but after a goalless first half Bradley Hough poached the opened. All credit to CRC though, as after then they started to pin us back and scored two goals.

If we're being overcritical we have to look at ourselves for these goals - but Ady and I can't praise the lads enough for coming back. At 2-1 down we could've easily folded the way things have gone against us this season. But we worked our socks off and got back in the game, which Ady and I felt we would as we started to get stronger as the game went on.

Gaz Williams won a penalty, which Woody scored for 2-2 and then we pressed and pressed for the winner. Carl Poppy smacked the inside of the post with a shot that flew into the keepers arms, but with a couple of minutes to go a good move ended with Jamie Godbold neatly tucking the ball home.

We were over the moon with the three points as it was a really, really good win.

Anyone who knows anything about football knows we're in a false position (in the league). Sure we've been inconsistent and we're aware that the league is completely out of reach - but there's still a lot of football to be played this season and we need to be up there in the top six where we should be.

We are as good as anyone in this league and while we've fell short this year were are still working hard and striving for that consistency.

We know we've got quality and if we can add one or two players we'll be able to challenge again. We have targets that we've identified and we're looking to bring to the club but whether it's this season or next a lot of groundwork is being done and work continues behind the scenes.

We've identified these players and we're working hard to bring them in - but it's easier said than done! But we're confident the right players will be added at the right time for the club - and we'll start to challenge again.

For now we're still striving to get as many points as possible, while we are still in the Premier Cup and FA Vase. The atmosphere at the club is fantastic - the lads are buzzing with the cup run and are really on a high at the moment. The camaraderie in the dressing room is great and everyone's sticking together as we aim onwards and ever upwards.

We've got a busy week ahead with games away at Leiston tomorrow before a trip to Kings Lynn Reserves in midweek, an open forum at the club next Friday and then the FA Vase game.

Tomorrow's local derby will be tough - made more so by ex-Lowestoft players Carl Chenery and Ian Smith being in charge, so I'm sure a lot of banter will be flying about on the sidelines.

Craig Lewis had a runout for the reserves last Saturday and that's really good news for everybody, Darren Cockrill and Russell Stock are suspended now, Matty Potter is still struggling with a back problem while Bradley Hough could well be missing as well.

But as I've said before, one person's misfortune is another's good fortune - but whatever side we put out we will be up for it.

Once we get tomorrow's game out of the way, we'll focus on a trip to Kings Lynn Reserves who are flying high at the moment - but we're not in awe of anyone.

With places up for grabs for the Vase game, there's lots to play for - and we're aiming for another three points in both games.

Micky Chapman was speaking to Mark Boggis

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