It has been a disappointing week for us but we have got to pick overselves up.
We are having a bad run and the chances that were going in early on in the season, now aren’t and any mistakes we are making are getting punished. It is so frustrating as every game we think we can get out of this current blip and so every game that passes is disappointing.
Macc on Tuesday was another one of those games. We created so many gilt-edged chances and how we didn’t win, I will never know.
We know in this league, though, that if you don’t take your chances you will be punished and that was the case with another soft penalty that was awarded against us. It was a point but it felt like a loss as it was one of our games in hand and a win could have catapulted us up the league.
Everyone was really down after the game and there were words said in the dressing room.
But now we have to forget about that as there is still a lot to play for and we must stop our season petering out.
Looking back at our defeat against Notts County on Saturday, I did misjudge the flight of the ball for the ‘goal’ that was disallowed and it did hit my hand.
I spoke to the ref and he thought it had hit a County player’s hand and was giving advantage to us but the linesman had spotted it. You don’t want to score goals like that but our luck at the moment was that that wasn’t given.
And County’s luck was that Bavs made a superb save from a penalty and then their player heads it home from 18 yards and it lands in the only place it could to score.
Phil (Edwards) has been our most consistent player this season and has played a ridiculous amount of games without injury and he held his hand up for the mistake for County’s second. He squared the ball and it landed at the feet of the most lethal finisher in League Two in Lee Hughes.
Phil is a strong character though and will learn from it.
When you look back at the last seven games where we have stumbled, we have led against Lincoln and¿Macclesfield and got back level at Torquay and we have had opportunities to win and have thrown some points away.
So we try again to turn it around at Barnet tomorrow. They like to use two pacey wingers so we will have to stop them but we know we can go there and win as we did in the FA¿Cup and have had some good results at Underhill in the past.
Then it’s Rotherham on Tuesday and they have hit a bit of trouble of late, like us, but they are a big strong team and Adam¿Le Fondre is having a superb season so he is the one to watch.
We have some tough fixtures coming up – Rotherham and Rochdale – but we have also talked about our last 10 games where we feel we could win a large number of them. That’s why we need to make sure we stay in the hunt and that’s why it is another vital week at the club.