We welcome the players, staff and supporters of Dobwalls to Bodieve Park for this league encounter on Saturday as we honour Malcolm Dingle.
Today we are hoping to build on a couple of wins, which no matter how they come, was a huge relief after a poor run of results.
The changing room after the Callington defeat was a line in the sand moment.
I felt we were happy to drift through the season, finish around mid table and blame lady luck for a season that didn’t quite work out.
Now we still might not achieve what we set out to do, but since then, the processes we need to go through, the work between games has returned. The majority of the lads have got the bit between their teeth again and the ones that haven’t will find themselves left behind. The runs are taking place again, the individual VEO reflections are back.
We’ve made decent progress in recent seasons but I sensed things were flattening off. I’ve been heartened to be proven wrong. Had we not grabbed a dramatic last minute winner against St Dennis, I’d be writing this off the back of another poor result, but the overriding message would have still been the same, the team and the buzz around it, feels like it did a few months ago.
We now have a few players coming back and competition for places is strong. It also means that I have to annoy as many players as I make happy around my team selections!!
Part of the job, but I can’t think any manager enjoys that aspect of the role.
Dobwalls will be a tough game. They come here after a good victory over Camelford and I expect them to finish top 6 this season. Physically strong, tactically aware and with danger at the top end of the pitch, we will have to improve again on the last two wins to get the 3 points here today.
I wouldn’t rule it out.
Enjoy the Game