Article by Johnnie Lowery
After the disappointment of a cup exit last weekend this weekend has been an overwhelmingly positive one, with an excellent performance on the pitch followed up by a statement of intent off it.
I didn’t buy the Non-League Paper myself at the weekend but a few very helpful summaries of what was written seem encouraging.
Should we finish in a promotion spot at the end of the season the club is committed to playing in the EFL, with one option simply covering up the 3G with a grass pitch until the time comes when 3G is embraced by the authorities, at which point it can be used again.
This helps to take away some of the uncertainty surrounding what might happen should we win the league or playoffs.
There’s still a lot to do at this point of course on the pitch, with the title still plausibly winnable by any of the top 9 sides in the division, with only 8 points between them.
The one negative from Saturday was Harry Beautyman’s straight red card that will put him out for 3 games – with Craig Eastmond still having to serve one game of his suspension either of Barrow or Wrexham, depending on whether Tuesday’s game goes ahead or not, will be a tough ask.
There are plenty of options however, Simon Walton in particular excellent against Dover with Kenny Davis too an excellent player and Nicky Bailey able to play in midfield too.
With a tough schedule ahead a bit of squad rotation may well be the key to success