We remain positive despite loss of our quality loanees

When wins have been hard to come by you will gladly take one in whatever manner it comes.

Saturday’s performance was not perfect but it was a start. As we found out against Tooting last season and Harrow Borough a few weeks back, games against lower league opposition are always potential banana skins so to get a win, produce a solid performance and score a few goals was pleasing.

Boreham Wood had nothing to lose. They worked extremely hard, played some good football and as expected threw everything at us.

But in truth, bar one or two hairy moments, we felt in control for most of the 90 minutes and although we were never at our best, we created several good chances and should have won by more than a two- goal margin.

The win has proved to be a much needed boost for the lads and has helped to restore some confidence within the team at a time when nothing seems to be going our way.

Clubs such as ours rely on loan signings to bolster their squads when injuries occur. Getting good quality loanees is difficult enough but just recently hanging onto them seems to be even harder.

It is undoubtedly a sign of the times within the professional game that Joe Partington and Carl Jenkinson have both been recalled to Bournemouth and Charlton respectively within a week of each other due to injuries.

If clubs such as these who are much more established than ourselves are feeling the pinch, it is inevitable that non-league clubs will suffer too.

Quite honestly the loss of both players is a huge blow to us ahead of a hectic and testing christmas period not only because of the quality that they bought to the side but also because of the size of the squad we are now left with.

Despite this we will head into the Christmas period in a positive frame of mind, although we will not have a chance to prove anything this Saturday following the postponement of the Rushden & Diamonds game due to the tragic death of their goalkeeper, Dale Roberts.

We are under no illusions as to just how tough this Christmas period is going to be. Crawley on boxing day followed by Wimbledon, Crawley again and then Cambridge, all within eight days and as a part time squad with limited numbers.

It looks a big ask to say the least, but with a big support and some atmosphere in the ground that has been lacking of late, we are confident we can pick up some points.

So stay positive and please get behind the team.