UNFORTUNATELY, I had to miss last Saturday’s defeat due to the latest in a long line of operations on my knee, but having watched the game back and speaking to those who were there, it seems we never really offered the threat that we have in recent games.

Havant and Waterlooville are a good side with plenty of experience and they stopped our threat, which was frustrating, but there was certainly no lack of effort from our side.

On Tuesday, we exited the Hampshire cup on penalties.

Despite making nine changes to the starting eleven from Saturday’s league game we should have been out of sight after 30 minutes after creating and missing plenty of clear-cut chances.

As in other games we have witnessed, if you don't take your chances they will come back to haunt you and that's exactly what happened.

Credit to Tadley for coming from behind twice, but I was really disappointed with the effort and quality of our play.

The success we have had this season comes when we work hard for each other for 90 minutes. This was not evident on Tuesday and we got what we deserved.

There were some unsavoury scenes on Tuesday too. After several pitch invasions our young goalkeeper Kieran Green was subject to abuse and behaviour that is no longer welcome at football matches.

Credit must go to Kieran for the way he handled it and this will be a huge learning experience for him and help with his development.

This Saturday, we host the league leaders, who have been scoring freely this season. They are a team full of confidence and we will need to make sure we turn up and put in a performance that we know we are capable of!