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PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:24 05 July 2010

IT was another job well done for us on Saturday as the lads delivered exactly what was asked from them, which was to comprehensively beat a side in the bottom half of the table.

IT was another job well done for us on Saturday as the lads delivered exactly what was asked from them, which was to comprehensively beat a side in the bottom half of the table.

So often this season we have struggled to break down the sides below us in the league, sides that have typically got players behind the ball and made us take the initiative to break them down, and then play us on the counter-attack.

Saturday we managed to consistently dictate the pace of the game and play at a high tempo, which Wisbech could not combat.

We could not have got off to a better start when a sharp exchange of passes ended up with our visitors conceding a free-kick on the edge of the box which Paul Highfield converted with an impressive curling shot.

We soon added a second when another fine passing move was dispatched with confidence by Jordan Blyth. Our young visitors then went down to 10 men when a straight red, was in my mind correctly shown, for a straight legged high tackle that could have caused a serious injury had Highfield not managed to ride it.

So at 2-0 up at half-time the request to the players was to deliver more of the same. The second half was as expected one way traffic as we scored four more really good goals, another great free-kick from Highfield, a second for Blyth and one apiece for Danny Stokeld and Nathan Stone.

It was a bit disappointing we did not keep a clean sheet but you can't have it all. We were impressive again all over the park including our three substitutes who joined the play.

Elliot Hunter had a great debut at full back and certainly looks like one for the future. One negative was the loss of Max Blowers who looks like he will be out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury, although tomorrow should see the return of Jamie Stokeld and Scott Manning who were both rested on Saturday with minor niggles.

Nick Stokeld is still around a week away from returning to fitness.

The squad continues to function well and we hope to field a strong side at Stanway tomorrow where we know we will need to be at our absolute best to come away with anything.

It is really encouraging that we are now having to think hard about the side we send to the field, which means we have good options and competition for places is strong.

Nick Shorten was talking

to Mark Boggis

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