Dennis Greene: Pride saw us through
The thoughts of the St Neots Town manager after his side’s 1-1 final day draw at Long Buckby on Saturday.
GETTING the draw at Long Buckby was really pleasing as we’d rested four or five – the likes of Webby, Jacob, Strachan, Fordham and Fuffy.
And, although it was a game in the end that had nothing really riding on it, with the league already won and the pressure off, I think pride saw them through.
I was delighted that we got that goal in injury time because it’s never nice to lose a game.
And at the start of the season, we would have more than happily taken a point away at Long Buckby as it’s a difficult fixture - King’s Lynn losing 3-0 there on the opening day is a prime example of that.
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So we managed to get through it having rested a few, with no injuries, ahead of two cup finals, and having lost just one game all season.
To my mind, we actually broke Rothwell’s record, points per game, in a sense because they played 42 league games when they did it, where as we played only 40.
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And I’m sure we’d have got one point out of the final two league games had we played 42.
I don’t think what we’ve done in terms of goals scored this season will ever be repeated again, ever.
To score 160 goals in the league, with a plus 127 goal difference – beating Daventry’s record last season – is an unbelievable achievement.
There’s only 120 points up for grabs at the start of the season – and we only managed to win it with a game to spare – so it demonstrates just how well we’ve done.
We finish up against Kempston on Friday in the Hinchingbrooke Cup final.
They are a team who will go into the game with a lot of confidence - and on a high - having just won their league. But, with that said, they might realise just how difficult going up into the UCL Premier is going to be for them.