Shorten Brief

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:03 05 July 2010

THE first two games have unfortunately delivered two disappointing results as we find ourselves with no points from our travels when we deserved far better.

THE first two games have unfortunately delivered two disappointing results as we find ourselves with no points from our travels when we deserved far better.

The results are far from being a true reflection of our performances as we should have left both Cambridge and Leiston with points on the board, however football is a results driven business and we know we must turn performances into positive results and quickly!

On Saturday at Cambridge we controlled the game for long periods but went behind from our hosts first shot on goal, which took them all of 35 minutes.

We conceded a needless free kick on the edge of our box and after not setting up our wall correctly and jumping when we should have stayed on the ground, we were a goal down. We responded quickly and scored a perfectly good equaliser which the officials disallowed for offside.

But we kept probing and got our just rewards with Lee Gilman scoring from a clever lob just before the break. The second half was a similar affair to the first as we dominated the opening stages and created a number of chances to secure the game.

We didn't take them and the inevitable happened as more poor defending from a set piece witnessed a winning goal from a corner. The simple rule in football if you don't take your chances and make mistakes at the other end, you don't win games - this is without doubt a game we should have won.

On Tuesday we went up against one of the title favourites in Leiston. The paying customer witnessed a very good game between two footballing sides.

We controlled the first half and created a number of excellent scoring opportunities and we should have taken the lead but Justin Fox crashed his penalty against the post and we missed an open goal rebound.

We should have punished Leiston with this first half pressure, however rather than going in at least two goals up we let them off the hook. They played to their strengths in the second half and caused us problems with the wind at their backs, however we still had chances on the counter attack.

We brought in Robert Woodcock at the start of the week and he had a great debut in goal but after they scored what turned out to be the winner from a goalmouth scramble, Woody was harshly dismissed.

We deserved at least a draw from what was a very encouraging performance.

So from two difficult away games we should have four points but we have none, which demonstrates at this level there is a very fine line between success and failure.

However over the course of a season this will no doubt level itself out and we will be working extremely hard to make this happen sooner rather than later!

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