Sometimes it is hard playing against ten men, especially with the system we use.

When the opposition goes down to ten men, our full backs are often spare and since both are much happier defending than going forward, we don’t use the extra man well as they don’t bomb forward and occupy the defence.

The frustrating thing against Mangotsfield was that we forfeited two points and were undone with two minutes to go by a soft goal.

One ball managed to beat all four of our defenders.

Obviously, Meaker is still a good player – he gave us plenty of trouble at their place, too.

He anticipated well and got lucky, while my defenders watched before they reacted – by which time he was gone.

You must not lose sight of the fact, though, that Meaker is still one of the best strikers in the league and sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say that was a good bit of play.

On the positive side, Tom Etheridge was really good against both Mangotsfield and Bedfont, though after 11 bookings and two sendings off I would like to think the penny is dropping about his discipline.

Unfortunately, he will now be missing for four games through suspension. It was good to see Reidy show so much enthusiasm again. He is so happy to be playing regularly. But you do have to keep on his case unless he gets complacent. We were also able to give a little game time to Paul Banks, a 17-year-old centre forward from the Development Squad.

He has only trained with us a couple of times recently, but mark my words, this boy is a player. One to note. Against, Bedfont Green, they were down to ten men very early, but they had two lively lads up front and they saw a lot of the ball.

But Bedfont had only two efforts on goal all game and they never really hurt us.

Like Reidy, Sean Wood is a dog with a bone at the moment and so happy to be playing again all the time. He is doing well and obviously is a real threat from set pieces which led to four of our goals.

We scored five but it could have been a lot more and it was great for Jody to get a hat-trick.

Rob Hoskin was looking close to burn out last month so we eased off a bit, but with Carl Brown carrying a knock he came back in and I thought he was back to his best.

I also put Knighty on at the end because he was getting on my nerves on the bench.

It is a big week ahead. I’m not saying the game against Bridgwater on Tuesday night will define our season, but it is a big game all the same.

We rested Browner on Saturday because he had a tight hamstring but he will be okay for Bridgwater. I am also hopeful Chris Thompson and Scott Mason will be back from injury, while Scott Griffin should be over last week’s illness We will need to be at our best because whatever the table might say, Bridgwater are the best team I have seen in this division.