OH, Mr Cooper, best wishes to you.
In the week that we play Cheltenham, we’ve also beaten Crewe.

The variation of a children’s nursery rhyme came to mind as I drove to Cornwall, overjoyed that FGR’s recent run of good results had continued – just.

It was an edge-of-the-seat game on Saturday, full of incident, and also mistakes.

Rovers were not the ruthless machine in defence they had been at Crawley, but throughout the team there was an unquenchable spirit.

Realising it is a 14-man game, manager Mark made excellent use of substitutions. On a stamina-sapping day, Bugiel, Monthe and Wishart gave an extra input when the team could easily have flagged.

The welcome wins of recent times prove one thing. Get the ball to Christian Doidge in the penalty area and he will do the rest. Left isolated early in the season he had a dry spell, but now with more support he is delivering.

His goals may not be pretty, but they are huge in value.

The improved form of Bradley Collins in goal has helped the rise of Rovers but on Saturday he was not at his best. The wind and rain made it a difficult day for keepers, so he has every reason for a slip in his now-high standards.

Crewe were good value. They defended well and hit Rovers on the break. Their performance proved what we now realise about League Two. Anybody can on their day beat anyone.

With the exception of Luton, there are no outstanding teams in the league, and certainly no easy games.

Manager Mark is usually a reserved character and I hear he was embarrassed about his antics at the winning goal. He was compared to Antonio Conte of Chelsea.

Perhaps, but those of us who love lower leagues would make the comparison with Barry Fry of Barnet. Do not worry Mark, you made that dash along the touchline for all of us.

Chesterfield dampened the mood when they defeated us on Tuesday night but hopefully a profitable Saturday lies ahead with the visit of Cheltenham.

Two Cheltenham visitors will be especially welcome. Manager Gary Johnson is a genuine football man who has done much for the game in the West Country and chairman Paul Baker has just received an award for outstanding services to sport in Gloucestershire.

He has been at the Cheltenham helm for 20 years and in so many ways has steered the club forward.

Cheltenham fans are also welcome. They will, I am sure, match the high standards of all visiting fans to the New Lawn. The behaviour of all visitors to Nailsworth has been totally commendable and Cheltenham will not wish to suffer by comparison.

Table tennis now makes a timely appearance in the column. Playing on a Monday night at Deer Park is a team from Sheepscombe. They have in their ranks a mighty player, Matthew Partridge.

He must be one of the oldest competitive players in the country, being more than 90 years old. He is still winning games aided by rather a special bat.

His son David, known to all as 'Fez', brings both common sense and cricketing experience to the executive board of the county cricket club. He was one of Mike Proctor’s men when Kent were defeated at Lord's in 1977. Following a successful business career, David is now groundsman at his beloved Birdlip Cricket Club and is church warden in the village.

For the first time in 35 years he has returned to table tennis, entering the individual championships at his father's club, Sheepscombe.

Just as he had done all those years ago he won the title. Well done, father and son and I hear there is a new generation on the way.

My spell in Cornwall means Penny and I have missed one of the most charming sporting occasions of the year, namely the Cirencester Cricket Club presentation evening.

This is a function without pomposity or pretension. It is a warm-hearted, good-humoured event when true sportsmanship as well as ability is recognised.

A few years back chairman Nick Price chastised me for putting all my eggs in the Lechlade basket. I should have listened.