OUR fans were delighted last weekend by two more wins, home and away.

But the team had to dig deep to sustain our present form.

On Saturday, we faced our local rivals, Bracknell. We started poorly but came back at the beginning of the third period with several goals. At the beginning of the week, three of our senior players had gone down with flu and missed training all week.

They knew how important the game was and insisted on playing. Dan Scott, however, remains injured.

This placed a greater responsibility on the younger players.

One of these, Ryan Sutton, deservedly won man of the match. Ryan is a clutch player, delivering big goals when they are needed most.

He did this in both games.

I told the story a few weeks ago of how the phrase “Herd in the Third” came about.

On Sunday, in London, we only found a way to win in the last five minutes of the third period.

But it is clear that the whole team at present is committed to finding a way to win. That’s not how we started the season, when we lost a number of National Cup games.

Now young local lads like Ryan, Elliott Dewey, Paul Petts and Hallam Wilson are playing an important part in the team’s success.

We’ve got a run of three games now which will help decide who will win the league.

We meet Swindon at home and Bracknell on Sunday. Then next weekend we travel away to Peterborough.

When the fixture list was drawn up, the organisers always hope the winner will only become clear towards the end of the season.

We have that to look forward to, as well as the finals of the Autumn Cup to be fitted in to the schedule.