Looking back on the last home game against Bath, I feel that frustration and disappointment got the better of me after the game and reflecting on our performance we did everything bar score the second goal, which would have killed off the game.
After watching the DVD of the match, the highlights only confirmed to me our domination in the first half and although Bath put a few deliveries into our box in the second half, they only mustered one shot on target in the 90 minutes. The draw felt like a loss and you could see how dejected we all were after the game. The best way to deal with that kind of dejection is to get back on the training ground and keep working hard to turn draws into victories. From the very first day the players have shown a fantastic commitment and work ethic in training and you can see how hard they all work for each other.
Chris Sessegnon has been loaned to Cray Wanderers to get as many 90-minute games as he can over the next 28 days. Chris hasn’t played competitively since January and is desperate to get his fitness levels back to where he feels they were when he was playing regularly in the Conference South last season.
Ben May is continuing his rehabilitation and our physio Jamie Crosswell is keen to make sure Ben doesn’t come back too early and aggravate his injury again. Ben is desperate to get back on the training field and try to work his way into the team and is as frustrated as us that he’s not been available to play. Ben will certainly add a different dimension to the team and give us options when he returns which hopefully will be very soon.
The trip down to Basingstoke was always going to be difficult and they’ve shown how tough they can be by beating the league leaders Eastleigh already this season. I felt that once again we dominated the match and a draw was the least we deserved. The pleasing thing is we are creating lots of goalscoring opportunities in every match and sooner or later the wins our play deserves will come.