“This squad of players still has a lot more to give.”
Two goals either side of half time saw the wind taken out of our sails. I was not able to get to the game but I do know the players and management are determined to put yesterday's reverse behind them.
We have the chance to start our rehabilitation this Tuesday when we play Hythe Town in our fifth cup tie so far this season. I am speaking with my manager's hat on when I say going out of the FA Cup will help us. Whilst I understand that statement will see me taken off of many Christmas card lists, I remember last year’s exciting cup run that left us playing catch up chasing points to try and secure a play-off place.
So my parting thought is that we need to remember how we got to play Wealdstone - a thrilling win over Premier Leaguers Tonbridge Angels. This squad of players still has a lot more to give, and Ray and Clive will wring every ounce of character and ability out of them.
Let’s make it a loud and encouraging night on Tuesday. I will see you all then.
P.S. If any of you want to discuss anything I might have said or written, please come and find me!
* Ex-Millwall player Tommy Sampson is a Kent FA Honorary Vice-President. He lifted the FA Vase at Wembley as manager of Deal Town and has also managed Dartford, Herne Bay and Tonbridge Angels.
Updated 20:02 - 17 Sep 2017 by Brian Flynn