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We've had a fine season

PUBLISHED: 12:29 02 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:17 05 July 2010

SHORTEN BRIEF



THERE has unfortunately been a distinct lack of notes posted over the last two weeks as events outside of the club have taken over for yours truly.

SHORTEN BRIEF

THERE has unfortunately been a distinct lack of notes posted over the last two weeks as events outside of the club have taken over for yours truly.

However I have left things in the capable hands of my management team who have delivered two victories on the road at Kings Lynn and Ipswich Wanderers, with a defeat at the hands of Histon's first team sandwiched in the middle - which was by no means an under-achievement and was a good bench-marking exercise to pit our wits against a Blue Square Premier League side.

Last Saturday's performance at Ipswich Wanderers ended up being a bit of a rout and certainly boosted our goal difference. Mitch (Rumsey) and Bunty (David Burrows) were complimentary of the attitude of the lads, as at this time of the season it can be all too easy to turn up and not deliver to the required standard.

We tried a few new things out, both in terms of shape and personnel and we came through things well, with Luke Catchople looking impressive for a second game following his man of the match display at Kings Lynn.

But with hat-tricks come accolades and Nathan Stone put in a great all-round performance to score his three goals and pick up the MoM at Wanderers.

Tomorrow sees Felixstowe visit Walmer Road as the curtain comes down on another season - a season which should deliver further continuous improvement.

A point will secure sixth spot and three points and defeat for Dereham will deliver fifth. Either will be a result that delivers against the expectations set out at the start of the season. Next week I will give a more thorough review of the season and at the same time give a heads-up on our plans and ambition for next season.

I will finish with congratulations to the Youth team players for their success this year and to Graham (Bunning) and his management team who deserve huge credit.

Also congratulations to the girls at Kirkley High School for their success in winning the English Schools cup - and I will take this opportunity to tell my daughter Paige how proud she has made her family with a true captain's performance and two goals, one of which would have been worthy of winning any cup at any level!

Nick Shorten was speaking to Mark Boggis


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