LAST Saturday’s game against Gosport Borough was an example of why you should not leave a game early.

Having conceded just after half-time, we pressed for an equaliser for the entire second half, but it looked like it was going to be a frustrating afternoon. It wasn’t until the clock hit 94 minutes that we got the goal we deserved.

It was another very tight game between the two sides. There has been nothing between us in four games over the last month.

We were disappointed to have to postpone our scheduled game against Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday night, but areas of the pitch were very hard when it was inspected at 2pm and I don’t think that we could have played.

This weekend we play Bromley, who have an outstanding away record. They are another team that we tend to have tight matches against, with both sides looking to attack.

Bromley have some very good individuals but they also play with a lot of fluency. It should make for a very entertaining game.

Last week the academy progressed in the league cup, with McAulie Stubbs scoring with a well-struck volley to give us a late winner against Eastleigh.

It was a very disciplined performance from the players and everyone played their part against a very good side. They now face Southampton Sparsholt in the next round.

We are now taking applications for this year’s academy intake. Information can be found on the club website and there will be a meeting at the club for parents or players who would like to know more about the scheme at 6pm on Tuesday, February 24.