Bromsgrove Sporting skipper Richard Gregory writes for The Standard in his weekly column, providing his thoughts on another crucial win away to Didcot Town.
Saturday saw us face another tough test travelling down to Oxfordshire to visit Didcot Town – a team who are well established at step four and have been for many years,
Didcot are having a great season and are well in the mix for one of the remaining play off spots.
I know they were very strong at home, so it promised to be a tough encounter.
When we arrived we went to look at the pitch and straight away we knew it was going to be a tough day.
The pitch was like concrete, it wasn’t ideal, but we had a chat during the warm up and we said that there’s no excuses from us.
This time of year, pitches won’t be as good as the start of the season, it’s the same for both teams.
Although they would of been a bit more used to it, we had to roll our sleeves up and just get on with it.
The gaffer stated in the team talk that it was about getting the result no matter how we achieved it, it wasn’t about playing well – it was about picking the three points up.
We started the game well, and went ahead early on from another great header from Jason.
I felt the game was even in the first half. But we defended well and coped with everything asked of us in the first half.
We knew we had to start the second-half well, as Didcot were going to throw all they could at us.
In the first 15 mins, we didn’t come out the blocks at all, and we didn’t defend well either.
Didcot got their goal, it was not a good goal to concede from our point of view.
But to be fair to the lads, we showed great character and slowly got back in control of the game, scoring a fairly well-worked goal finished off by Charlie – who had a great game also.
Two very tough back-to-back games has seen us take maximum points, which is very pleasing.
We just have to keep chalking them off, and you don’t know what can happen in football.
The support again was amazing, the best I’ve probably seen them on the road this season.
We now look forward to two home games in a row, so I hope to see as many of you Rouslers there as possible.