Greene Shoots: We got away with it

We didn’t have our shooting boots on against Brantham, except for a 10-minute spell, but we got away with it.

We didn’t have our shooting boots on against Brantham, except for a 10-minute spell, but we got away with it.

We had so many chances and one-on-ones that I don’t know how we didn’t win by four or five, but we just couldn’t put them away. One chance in particular from Dan Jacob that could have ended up on one of those compilation videos – he had the goal gaping and was almost already celebrating when the ball was rolled across but somehow still missed.

The changes made a difference to us, as we got a goal within five minutes of Frenchy coming on, then Harrold got his five minutes after he came on. I was actually going to make the change to 4-4-2 before they scored, because I wanted the game done and dusted without a replay.

If we had got the first goal I might not have changed, but it’s good to show that we have a few different approaches to each game. Once again the bench proved its strength and won the game for us.


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I didn’t get stuck into Matt Hanniver after the game – he felt bad enough himself and the mistake didn’t cost us the win. I think he was grateful we came through it, and he played a big part in the winner anyway.

I think the majority of the crowd at the game were St Neots fans, which was great to see. It was a strange ground, with no stand down one side, which gave it an eerie atmosphere at times, but our boys were singing away in the corner throughout the game.

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I’m happy we came through the game and that we’re still in the FA Cup, but I think we got away with it. We’ve got Leiston next, who are going well in their league and will be an even tougher proposition, so we have to up our game and be ready for them.

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