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PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:23 06 July 2010

FOR my final brief, I would like to start by congratulating Lowestoft Town FC on their fantastic season.

They set the pace from the start and ended up as worthy league champions.

FOR my final brief, I would like to start by congratulating Lowestoft Town FC on their fantastic season.

They set the pace from the start and ended up as worthy league champions. It will now be interesting to see if they make the step up to the next level.

When I reflect on our season it is one of mixed feelings. Yes we have improved again in terms of league position with sixth spot being the highest in our history but if I am honest I have a feeling of under achievement.

We set the bar high at the start of the season with a public statement of intent that we would push for honours - in hindsight this was an error on my part, which unfortunately delivered undue pressure in the dressing room that our squad did not have the maturity to take on. We have learnt from that though.

We had the Lee Gilman incident that also did damage, which again we learnt from and ironically brought the squad closer together. We dropped points in games where we know we should have either got the win instead of the draw, or the draw instead of the defeat.

In simple terms we did not score enough goals. So they were the negative aspects.

The positives outweigh these. Our goals against record - boasting the partnership of James Cole and Joe Jefford - is the league's best. The quality of our full backs Ryan DeCoteau and Lewis Blois has helped this blossom.

Behind this excellent back four is Robert Woodcock who has been a revelation. Not just his all round goal keeping and his kicking ability but his maturity and leadership.

Having Rob Horton back fit alongside the excellent Ian Dawson has been a huge bonus and they have benefited from playing with Justin Fox who has settled in well but has suffered from some very unjust suspensions.

Liam Harvey-Cooper has come on in leaps and bounds and with Chris Henderson now moving towards his true potential we have delivered a real threat down both flanks.

Nathan Stone has stepped up to another level and taken the responsibility of playing on his own up top when required and continues to amaze all of us when he switches seamlessly between brute strength and flare.

We have seen some excellent youngsters break through and that is what always gives me the most pleasure. We have always demonstrated if you are good enough you are old enough. This season we have seen Taz Grint, David Tarawali and Jack Newrick all prove they are good enough to be involved and all played in winning teams. It is now down to them to develop further and reach their full potential.

I sign off now for the final time thanking my coaching staff, the committee, all of our sponsors and supporters for your help and support for the season.

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