The summary of the season is quite simply that the poor start to the season in which we picked up only one win and a draw in the first 15 games has ultimately cost us a position outside of the bottom three. After this we have managed to pick up 32 points in 25 matches.
Some interesting stats from this season are that we have kept 10 clean sheets which is our best total in the past three seasons. We have had 14 different goal scorers which shows that we are not a one man show. Since the fourth of October 2011 we have not lost more than two matches in a row. The club record for the most points in a Ridgeons season is held by the 2008-2009 team which finished on 38 points. This gives us an extra incentive in today's match to get all the 3 points to set a new record. The most important stat of all is that we have finished third from bottom but we know that with Wroxham winning the league it has given us a glimmer of hope of a reprieve, so we must now await to see which club is relegated from the Ryman League.
The team have come a long way in a short space of time and after a turbulent few years at the club these players have stuck together through it. So if anyone deserves a reprieve it is this group of players as I am sure they we will come good. So its not all doom and gloom as we wait in anticipation to hear in which division we will be playing in next season.
I would like to finish with a big thank you to Kevin Brown who has been there with me throughout the season and has been a absolute pleasure to work with. Paulene Brooks for her hard work and dedication not just on the pitch but off it as well. Paul Turner for attending every home and away game this season and jumping in to fill various positions when required. Sean Ayton and Brian Forbes for all the work they have done with the Reserves and the Under 18's.
Thank you to Top Gear Car Sales for their sponsorship of the first team this season and to all the other sponsors of Wivenhoe Town.
Most of all I would like to thank all of the supporters that have turn up to show your support week in week out. This has meant a lot to both the management and the players and is really appreciated.