Greene Shoots: Tricky trip out of the way

The thoughts of St Neots Town boss Dennis Greene after Saturday’s crushing 8-1 win at Cogenhoe

THE first half an hour at Cogenhoe was tricky.

We knew it would be that sort of away fixture but, from it being 1-1 after 30 minutes, we’ve managed to get two goals before half time.

And then three in the space of four minutes just after half time and we found ourselves 6-1 up and on our way to a really comfortable victory.

It’s also really good that we’ve now come through the last three league fixtures without Stefan Moore, who has been suspended.

We didn’t sign a striker, but the depth of the squad we’ve got means we also weren’t short and ended up winning all three games comfortably.

I also think having had a full week’s rest with no game last Tuesday certainly paid off, especially in the second half, as we looked a lot stronger.

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Once again the goals were shared out through the team, which has been the case for most of the season.

We worked really hard on our set pieces - and our defensive players are a big part of that - so it’s no surprise we also get goals from that area.

That showed again on Saturday with Will Fordham scoring and proves we’ve got a goal threat from pretty much everywhere.

That stems, I feel, from the consistency we’ve had this season in terms of the squad.

We started the season with an 18-man squad and have still got 13 of those here.

People looking at us from the outside may think we’ve had a mass turnaround of players but, generally, it has only been in positions that we haven’t been happy with – namely the full-back positions.

But the mainstay of the squad has been here from the start.

Obviously Tolley and Stefan came in a few games after the start but, if you look at the first team sheet against Northampton Spencer back in August, we had the likes of Jacob, Hilliard, Kanuda, Webb, Fordham and McShane on it.