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Lowestoft victory was just gr-eight

PUBLISHED: 14:32 04 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:31 06 July 2010

CHAPPO'S CORNER



ON Saturday the boys were different class.

It was an absolutely top drawer performance and we were fantastic on the day. We've been saying for a while that someone will get a good hiding, and it will be a matter of time before it came and it arrived Saturday.

CHAPPO'S CORNER

ON Saturday the boys were different class.

It was an absolutely top drawer performance and we were fantastic on the day. We've been saying for a while that someone will get a good hiding, and it will be a matter of time before it came and it arrived Saturday.

We scored eight and could've quite easily had 12 or more as we created a lot of chances. But the ironic thing was that they weren't a bad side - they were decent. People will be thinking that they must have been rubbish, but they were a good passing side that were perhaps a bit naïve in certain areas.

The boys took advantage of this and the quality we have at the club took advantage as we destroyed them in key areas.

The attitude, application and quality we have shone through as we scored four goals in each half with three for Matt Nolan, two for Gary McGee, a goal for Ross King with his first touch, a first for the club for Gary Holt and another for Andrew Fisk - it was a fantastic performance with another pleasing clean sheet.

The fourth goal we scored through Matt Nolan, well you wouldn't see a better goal at any level it was absolutely top drawer.

We can't praise the boys enough, and to put on a show in front of more than 700 fans well you couldn't ask for any more - it was a brilliant afternoon.

By having a rest in midweek with no games it allowed us to train on Tuesday and Thursday for what will be the last time in a while. We now have a long run of fixtures with games coming thick and fast in the build-up to Christmas. We have a busy period coming up with some difficult games ahead but we'll take it one game at a time as always and our only focus will be the next game.

That next game is away at Northwood and it will be a really tough encounter on our longest trip of the league season to Middlesex. They are in the first round of the FA Trophy and it will be difficult, but we are in a really good position and while there is still a long way to go we are striving for consistency.

There are a lot of teams beating each other in this league and it will be the most consistent side that will be successful at the end of the season - so we will have to make sure we are consistent.

The focus will be on ourselves and the jobs we have to do, as we look to show the quality that has served us so well and continue this good run.

Of the next seven games in the league and cup, six of them are away so it will be tough - but we are looking forward to it.

Carl Poppy and Reece Hunn have both been back in action with the reserves and in training as they build up their fitness levels, so we've some decisions to make ahead of Saturday.

Richard Woodrow and Jack Marsden are still having treatment and it will be the New Year before they return, but we are slowly making good progress towards a fully fit squad.

Micky Chapman was speaking to Mark Boggis


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