Lincolnshire Blues?

September 18, 2014

JIM’S JOTTINGS

Having spent a week away up in Lincolnshire, (why Lincolnshire?), and only returning in time for last evening’s latest home win over Nuneaton, I was not able to contribute my usual piece for the Supporters Club’s column in the forthcoming Woking programme.

I would therefore like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Ken Masters, who edits our column as it left him with a big hole to fill in our double-page content – and not for the first time when I go on my travels!

This is especially difficult when we play so many matches in a short space of time and the SC column has to be written before the last game is played. As I had been somewhat scathing of the team’s efforts in the second half at Braintree in my piece for the Nuneaton programme and have not written for the Woking one I feel I should redress the balance somewhat in view of three consecutive victories since!

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We ‘dug out’ a narrow win to destroy Wrexham’s 100% away record and followed-up with an equally narrow but much more exciting victory at Lincoln before eventually brushing aside the ‘Nuns’ back at the ‘Mem’ last night. The win at Sincil Bank was probably the most exciting game we have been involved in for many a long year and the last five minutes were simply incredible.

Only when the referee blew his final whistle were the twin Lincoln drummers silenced and the travelling ‘Gas’ could savour a first ever Conference away win. Clearly the team is not the finished article yet but there are almost certain to be two more additions to the side in coming weeks and we have a Manager who is not frightened to change even a winning team in order to improve things.

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Every team is ‘upping their game’ because of what we once were and most matches are a real battle but with the fan’s support such as it has been both home and away I’m sure the improvement will continue. We can’t win every game and Saturday will be another big test with high-flying Woking sure to present another big challenge as well as being something of an unknown quantity having never been a League club.

Keep behind the lads, especially when they are having to struggle, and help them to pull us through. We are all in it together!

Jim Chappell.

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