In the second edition of ‘Wednesday Words’, where a different player each Wednesday discusses recent games and looks at the upcoming fixture, with a behind the scenes look at the team included as well, Sporting’s hotshot striker Rich Gregory takes his turn…
“Hello everyone, hope you’ve all had a good weekend. Looking back on the Bank Holiday Weekend fixtures, although we failed to pick up a win in either of the games, there are definitely plenty of positives to take into the fixtures coming up.
“Unfortunately it wasn’t to be; where on another day, I feel it could of gone the complete opposite way and we could have won the game.
“A mixture of the officials perhaps not having the best of days, and individual mistakes, probably cost us in the end.
“If you score three goals away from home, you would like to think you’ve done enough to win the game and, at very worst case, draw, which would have been to see a replay back at the Victoria Ground.
“Onto Monday, where we come up against a very solid Sutton side and, again, although we didn’t get the three points, I feel it was a positive point we gained as Sutton will be a very tough place for teams to go this season.
“We didn’t quite turn up in the first hour of the game – having said that, we showed great character and belief in the last half an hour to get ourselves a well deserved point.
“I think everyone will be happy and agree that seven points from the first three league games is a great start for us and definitely something to build on.
“Looking forward to the weekend, we come up against Aylesbury United who, like many teams, we know very little about – they haven’t started very well, but that will count for nothing, as no game at Step Four is easy.
“We have to make sure we are mentally right and well prepared for every game we go into, as any team are capable of turning you over if you’re not.
“Lastly, on behalf of myself and the rest of the players and management team, I would like to thank all the fans for the support we continue to receive. I can’t stress enough how important it is to us – in games you really drive us on and push us over the line and it is an absolute pleasure to play in front of this wonderful crowd.
“It would be great to see 1000 at the Victoria Ground for our first Saturday home match of the season.