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Royals Review

PUBLISHED: 09:45 04 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:53 06 July 2010

Kirkley & Pakefield striker Russell Stock celebrates after scoring against Cogenhoe United.

Kirkley & Pakefield striker Russell Stock celebrates after scoring against Cogenhoe United.

It was a big day for the club again in the FA Cup against Cogenhoe and we were very impressive. We took an early lead after about 15 minutes with a superb strike from Ian Dawson from about 35 yards that flew in the top corner which put us on a bit of a high for the rest of the game.

It was a big day for the club again in the FA Cup against Cogenhoe and we were very impressive. We took an early lead after about 15 minutes with a superb strike from Ian Dawson from about 35 yards that flew in the top corner which put us on a bit of a high for the rest of the game.

Cogenhoe were very workmanlike and a very hard side, very tough, but we came out quite comfortable winners in the end with goals from Russell Stock, another superb strike from Scotty Manning and another well-taken goal from Rory French at the end.

We've now got St Ives Town on September 12 and I think once you start getting through the first two games in the FA Cup you are going to have difficult games wherever you go. I know K&P have played them before so we know a bit about them. They beat Soham the other night who are not a bad side, so we'll do a bit of homework before we go and hopefully progress to the next round.

The 3-0 defeat to Dereham on Wednesday was a disappointing result for us. I've had a lot of discussions with different people who watched the game, and obviously different people have different opinions, but from the supporters' point of view it was a bad performance.

When we look at the game we felt we had about 80 percent of possession but what we didn't seem to do was just knock that final ball to give us any clean cut chances. We didn't look like scoring.

So it is a disappointing result. But we have had good results this season and what we can't do is get carried away because it's easy to do that. We are such a young side still, and people get carried away with a few wins and think all of a sudden you're going to run away with things, so it brings people down with a bump and we need to rebuild from that.

We've got James Cole back from the USA so he's in contention for a place and he'll be travelling with us tomorrow. We'll lose Ryan de Coteau through suspension for one game tomorrow and Robert Woodcock is unavailable, so there will a debut in goal for Sam Thacker.

He'll be looking forward to it. He's been sat on the bench for the last two FA Cup ties we've had, so he'll be looking forward to.

We've got Hadleigh away on tomorrow, then Norwich United away on Tuesday then St Ives away so we've got a tough week. We've done it before. We had a disappointing result at Wroxham but we bounced back on the Saturday so we'll be up for tomorrow without a doubt.

Jon Reynolds was talking to Jonathan Redhead

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