Swindon Supermarine 1-1 Winchester City
All i can say after that today is I’m immensely proud of every single one of the boys for this weeks efforts! It would have been a travesty to have lost another game today, against a side who were 4/5th in the league, have had a completely free week, 1-0 down and our levels of fitness and desire to get a goal back and then try and push on to win it as well was unreal! I couldn’t ask for much more, yes we have fallen short of the play off dreamland, however the last few weeks run of games against the top sides has given me so much confidence that we are going about things correctly, we also do things with grace and that’s important to me as well! We have a fantastic platform to build from and these games recently have convinced me of this more and more!
We freshened it up again today putting me back in who rested Thursday and IK a start in place of Simba and Joe Cook who I didn’t want to risk 2 games in 3 days after such a long lay off! We started the game ok and most of the 1st half was fairly end to end but a scrappy goal had us 1-0 down at the break.
We were much the better side in the 2nd half and their committee even said only 1 side looked like winning it in the end! We had to take Oli off early in 2nd half due to a dead leg, we then made another change with me coming off for young Macca and we had been well on top, my header saved, Simba shot saved... then Simba went around the keeper and somehow their defender cleared off the line, they went straight up the other end with us committing men forward and they got through and hit the post! We went again and Rob Carr burst through and a clinical finish levelled us up which was the least we deserved!
Once again I will salute the efforts of the boys and the quality and fitness levels of them all, I have given them tomorrow off!!! we then go and take on the champions on Tuesday night which will be yet another test and challenge for our boys!!
Massive thanks to our band of vocal supporters who once again were there for us, all the boys appreciate it and I hope you are all enjoying the efforts the boys put in!
Up the citizens!!