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Mid Week Away Game

This week we are on the road yet again as we travel up the M5 on Wednesday evening to take on the divisions new boys Tiverton followed by a FA Vase encounter away at Bridlington on Saturday.

Tiverton are an excellent side and are currently in very good form with a notable home win over St Austell in recent weeks followed up with an excellent draw away at Argyle last mid-week so we know we will have to preform very well to get 3 points.

The past 7 days has seen us chalk up two 3 – 0 victories and Friday evening we drew away at Torpoint to maintain are unbeaten start to the season. Torpoint was a very hard thought physical encounter, a typical local derby which was a little scrappy and a game Torpoint always really get up for.

They have always been a bit of a bogey side to us over the past few seasons. It was a frustrating evening and I thought overall we were the dominant side and can only really remember Torpoint having 1 attempt all evening which they scored from. We had several kicked off the line, a blatant penalty waived away and I’m afraid it was one of those nights.

I cannot fault the lads effort and attitude they certainly gave there all and you could see the disappointment at the end with only gaining a point which was stark contrast to Torpoint who celebrated like they had won a cup with a draw against us.

This is certainly a measure of how much it means to clubs to take points from us and an obstacle we face most weeks as teams raise their game to preform against us.

If we want to gain promotion this season we need to overcome this and ensure we approach each game in the same manor as our opponents.

There was a bit of negativity following our draw as points dropped but we must remind ourselves this is a very tough league and we will not go all season unbeaten.

There are a lot of very good sides and tough places to travel to. In reality we cannot beat ourselves up and dwell on it we did not play that bad and the effort was there for all to see, with a little bit of luck we could and should have taken all 3 points so we will be looking to bounce back at the first attempt away at Tiverton.

We have received bad news that John Heveran is out long term with a ruptured cruciate ligament. This is awful news for John and we wish him all the very best. He is certainly missed by all. Mike Smith continues to be ruled out as his frustrating season continues with a hamstring injury, and Jordan Trott is still rued out from pre-season however we hope to have him back involved within the next 7 days.

Look forward to seeing you all at Ladysmead COYY