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NYE Camp News by Liam Goodley

Storm Ciara has taken precedence across the UK and it meant our home game against Brighton and Hove Albion U23s was called off this past Tuesday.

 

Well, in fact, they knew the day before because of damage to the ‘brolly end’ covered stand beside Seasons!

 

It’s a shame when the weather conditions mean we have to postpone yet again but it might give our players a chance to regroup after the defeat on Saturday to Enfield Town.

 

We haven’t won there since 2013 – the best I have seen us play there saw us get a draw at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, so a real bogey ground.

 

Nothing clicked for us last Saturday. Passes went astray, the heads dropped when we went behind and the one main chance we had was struck straight at their goalkeeper.

 

It was indeed a poor outing but you can’t play sublime football every week.

 

It really was a sombre atmosphere travelling back to Nyewood Lane on the coach that evening.

 

The question still remains whether we will be in the play-offs by the end of the season.

 

A lot believe that after this performance we are unlikely to be in that picture.

 

I remain optimistic that we can reach fifth place but with another two injuries to worry about in Jake Flannigan and Doug Tuck, it will be tough in this latter part of the season.

 

Bishop’s Stortford is the side who will travel to Nyewood Lane tomorrow in the Bet Victor Premier League.

 

I see Jamie Cureton has just left them for Hornchurch so that is a positive for us.

 

I thought they were decent when Cureton was up top for them when we played them away in the first game this year. He scored a great goal against us in that game as well. It’s time to bounce straight back from our previous defeat with a much improved performance at home.

 

Last time at home we took on Brightlingsea Regent and managed a 3-2 victory.

 

The game was played at a frantic pace and in the first 20 or so minutes we saw Bognor dominate and edge to a 3-1 lead.

 

But, for me, we messed around at the back towards the end even when they went down to ten men through injury and having used all of their subs.

 

Despite this I was glad we kept hold of the three points. Bizarrely though, the game should have been put to bed by half-time!

 

And as many of the fans will know, we have started to run our first Rocks Podcast. I plan on doing more episodes in the future with various fans and people associated with the club, so watch this space on that.

 

Thanks to Kenneth Wood for joining me after the Kingstonian game.

 

I have received some positive feedback and have a few people who are interested in joining me for an episode, so thanks for that.

 

It takes a bit of time to organise so they won’t be on every week. More episodes are on the horizon.

 

See you tomorrow – weather permitting!

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