IT HAS been a strange start to the year. We lost our first four games against teams who were generally at the top of their form but since then we have had one of our best patches of the season.

We played well and only got a draw against Windsor when we should have had the game wrapped up in the first half.

The Leamington manager said we were one of the best teams to have played them this season. It was arguably our best performance of the campaign and it was totally unjustified that we should lose to a goal which should have been disallowed.

We were well on top at Banbury and should have buried the game much earlier, although that is being ultra critical of our finishing because we played so well Drakes got another goal for us but at 1-0 it is always dangerous and we only got the second goal through Jody late on.

We have lost young Connor Thompson for a while but we tried Carl Brown in the hole behind Draycott and Bevan and it seemed to work – in the first half, at least.

We travel down to Truro on Tuesday with confidence high. We competed well with them in the reverse fixture at home, eventually being undone by three brilliant bits of quality.

There will be no new faces. Rob Hoskin is not ready to go on the bench yet after his anticipated comeback for the Development team on Saturday was thwarted when Carterton could not raise a team.

But we will soon have to address our centre back situation following the retirement of Chris Thompson because Callum Henry is only with us from Forest Green until February 8 and we cannot extend the loan.

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