Belief is back to produce some consistent results

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TWO games of a completely different nature for me to talk about this week.

Saturday’s performance against Harrow Borough was nowhere near good enough by any of the lads’ standards.

We could have been 3-0 up in the first 20 minutes, but instead we were only 1-0 up and did not show enough determination and desire to close the game out.

We were beaten as soon as we conceded the equaliser.

For some reason our standards slipped through the net and we went on to be beaten in every department before and after they scored their second and the winner.

Tuesday’s game was very strange for myself and 90 per cent of the team as it was one of the most enjoyable games to be involved in as we played some of the best, if not the best, football we have played all season, but came up short after clawing it back to 1-1.

JK (John Kennedy) was sent off and although we were still outplaying the big-time Charlies of the league we let in a sloppy goal and personally felt it was three points dropped because if we had carried on the momentum after getting the goal back we would have won the game.

I believe you make your own luck and what’s been winning us games is our clean sheets.

Unfortunately, we haven’t done that in the last two games and are unable to score more than one goal, so I’m sure Tuesday’s performance will gives us some belief and we kick on with consistency, goals and results.

Thinking of Billy

A sad day outside of football for a friend of mine who I went to school with.

Billy Sharp lost his two-day-old son Louie at the weekend and wasn’t involved in Doncaster’s game on Saturday, but bravely stepped out on to the pitch on Tuesday night having been given the captain’s armband and led both teams and fans in a one-minute applause in memory of Louie.

It was only fitting he would go on to score probably the goal of his career and possibly goal of the season and dedicated it to his belated son, revealing a T-shirt underneath his playing top with the words ‘that’s for you son’.

Sometimes we can be so down and depressed and wrapped up in football results and performances that we forget and don’t appreciate what we have in life and what we take for granted. I send my thoughts to Billy and his family.