'We're looking to bounce back'

PUBLISHED: 10:25 24 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:36 05 July 2010


THIS week has been a tale of two games.

On Saturday, we went into the match knowing it was going to be tough against Wisbech - and it proved to be just that.


THIS week has been a tale of two games.

On Saturday, we went into the match knowing it was going to be tough against Wisbech - and it proved to be just that.

But we worked hard to secure a good result, which was thoroughly deserved. We approached the game the right way, played the type of football we are capable of and secured a really pleasing three points.

Russell Stock scored two good goals in the first half, and Jamie Godbold added another after the break but then we gave away silly goal and let them back into the game.

But we were always in control and Ali McKenna scored at the death to secure a convincing 4-1 win, which we deserved. All of the lads throughout the side applied themselves superbly in what was a good, solid performance for a well deserved three points.

Following on from this win we then played Leiston and to be honest we have to hold our hands up and say we were second best on the night.

It hurts me, Ady and all the players to say that but that's the reality of it. We did not play to our capabilities but that happens in football.

We're not making excuses for the defeat - we have to look at ourselves, and me, Ady, Dave and Flem have got stuff we need to work on.

It was a disappointing performance as we weren't at the races. In the first half we did cause them problems as Stocky and Gaz (McGee) looked really lively up top.

But we didn't quite take advantage of our opportunities as Leiston got their noses in front in the first half, and in the second half they looked quite comfortable.

However this doesn't detract from everything the lads have done this season. They have been absolutely fantastic since the start of the season and we've lost just two games in cup competitions.

Since training started on July 1, the boys have been absolutely awesome and now we know that the sign of a good side is how you respond to a defeat.

We have got another tough week ahead of us as games come thick and fast, but we want to continue the good start we have made. We are top of the league for a reason and now we're looking to bounce back tomorrow. But it will tough at CRC and then against Dereham in midweek and we will have to be a lot better than we were on Tuesday, but we're looking to bounce back.

On the injury front, Bradley Hough might be back tomorrow. Andy Reynolds may be another week away, Matty Potter is ten days away, Dale Cockrill is suspended for the next two games, Reece Hunn is out for at least another month, Craig Lewis will be out for three or four weeks while Ali McKenna is unavailable through work commitments in midweek.

Micky Chapman was speaking to Mark Boggis

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