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Great finish at Meadow

PUBLISHED: 12:15 02 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:17 05 July 2010

CHAPPO'S CORNER



SATURDAY was an excellent performance - four goals, a clean sheet, three points and finishing our home league campaign on a high was fantastic.

CHAPPO'S CORNER

SATURDAY was an excellent performance - four goals, a clean sheet, three points and finishing our home league campaign on a high was fantastic.

Some of our play, particularly in the first half, was outstanding. We scored four goals, missed a penalty, hit the bar and could've had more goals.

But as an attacking unit we were superb, while the defensive display was solid throughout. It's always difficult to keep the momentum going after racing into a 4-0 lead.

It was pleasing though that we kept our shape, and although the other team came out looking to get back into the game we kept solid and were comfortable.

So to finish 4-0 on a high, in front of our own fans and a big crowd at the last home game of the season was great. It was also important that we came through the game with no injury concerns, and Andy Reynolds played over 30 minutes, which is great - and things are going really well.

On Tuesday, away at Histon Reserves, we lost 4-1 but the reality is at times we played some outstanding football going forward. We had two goals disallowed, hit the post twice and from our performance that was never a 4-1 result.

But what we do have to learn in away games particularly is to be a lot tougher defensively. As an attacking unit going forward we were fantastic - but as a unit defensively we need to be stronger.

Away from home we have to learn to play in a different and not gift them goals too easily - we have to make sure we are more solid.

When you play reserve sides you never know what you're your going to be up against, but as they're fighting for their lives we can accept they'd change their team - we have to take that on board as that's football.

The good news was that no-one got injured. Andy Reynolds was rested to let him recover from Saturday, while Matty Potter had 15 minutes at the end, which was fantastic.

There are no new injury problems, and with Andy likely to be back tomorrow, Russell Stock is also set to have his cast off and hopefully he may be involved tomorrow.

We know that Harwich and Parkeston are a good side, who've had some good results recently. The aim is to finish on a high - but it's not an easy place to go to.

We'd like to go out with another good performance - but to get a victory at Harwich we'll have to be at our best.

Likewise, for them, it's their last game of the season and being at home in front of their own fans, they'll want to out with a win. But we're up for the challenge, and we'll go there, put in a performance and do our best.

Micky Chapman was speaking to Mark Boggis

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