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CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

30 August 2012

Nick on Wycombe and Morecmabe

We were all very disappointed not to record our first win of the season at Wycombe on Saturday. It was very upsetting to have the game abandoned, especially after we had put in such a strong performance.

Although we have questions regarding the decision, I think the important thing now is to move on and use the situation to spur us on.

As a club we have sent a letter of complaint regarding the situation to the Football League, and we await a response.

We have to take the positives from the game, as I think we truly showed what we are capable of for the first time this season. It was a great first half performance, and we must use it as a catalyst for the rest of the season.

We need to take this disappointment and use it to motivate ourselves, not only for the replay, but for every game we go into.

It is good to see our new players starting to settle into the side. Sam Walker has been fantastic inbetween the posts, and it is surely only a matter of time before Dave Clarkson gets his name on the score sheet – he was very unfortunate not to notch up his first goal on Saturday.

We were all very disappointed to see Garry Kenneth limp out of the warm up before the Barnet game, but we now have to concentrate on getting him fit as soon as possible.

Mark has stated that he will not be bringing in any more new faces before the transfer window closes, as he hopes to see a number of players step up to the plate.

Eliot Richards obviously took his words to heart, scoring two cracking goals on Saturday, and I believe there is a lot more still to come from the youngster.

On the stadium front we have been informed that unfortunately the Sainsbury’s planning hearing will not now be taking place in September. We have been informed that the likely date will be November 7th.

Obviously this is disappointing, but it is important to make sure everything is right before getting to that stage. 

This weekend we will be hoping to record our first home win of the season, and I would encourage as many of you as possible to come down to the Memorial Stadium and help cheer the team on.

Thanks to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy draw, we now have three home games in the space of a week, so to make things a little easier, we are running a ticket offer which allows you to claim a half price ticket for Saturday’s game when you buy a ticket for Aldershot the following weekend.

We have also kept prices low for the JPT game against Yeovil, with children able to watch the match for as little as £1 in parts of the ground.

We are looking to take six points and a cup win from the next three games, to really kick start our season. So please come on down on Saturday and hopefully see us record that all important win.


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