What a difference a month makes. Four weeks ago things looked very differently for everyone associated with Bognor Regis Town Football Club.
The Rocks had just beaten Sussex rivals Whitehawk 6-2 at home, a convincing victory which sent fans home with a spring in their step and pushed Bognor into the top five on their return to National League South.
With a home match against West-Super-Mare in the league to follow on the Saturday, some were even whispering that life at this higher level was going to be comfortable.
How wrong they could be.
Fast-forward a month and the Rocks have yet to rediscover that winning feeling. Bognor’s limited squad began to struggle with injuries as five first team players missed out on a series of games.
The league match with Weston marked the start of the slump when the Rocks failed to break down a stubborn Somerset side who sealed a 1-1 draw despite being reduced to ten men. Since then, there have been six matches returning just two goals and one point – an unfamiliar feeling for a side so used to winning.
The hope is a return clash with Weston, this time in the cup, will spark a Rocks resurgance.