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It was a gritty, professional away performance at Weston, lit up by two fantastic goals. Weston have improved recently and we knew it wouldn't be an easy game, but when you score two quality goals in ten minutes it meant we had something to defend and we did that very well. It's clear that we have worked hard on the defensive side of the game, and only one goal conceded in the last three games is a big improvement.
I think Bedsi Gomis and Craig Eastmond have also given us a freshness and legs in midfield, and look a very good partnership together. Bedsi's goal was a brilliant strike from 25 yards out in to the top corner, and equally pleasing was Tom Bolarinwa's driving run and finish shortly after.
We're happy enough with the start we've made bearing in mind we've played away to Dartford, Havant, Whitehawk, Maidenhead and Ebbsfleet, who will all be there or thereabouts. If we had won the Truro game, when it was a travesty that we only drew, we would be one point off the play-offs, and our aim is to be in the top five by Christmas and stay there.
Having said how well Bedsi and Craig have done I am delighted that both have signed contracts until the end of the season, which is a major boost after losing Glen Southam. We have also managed to get Tommy Wright game time in the Premier Division of the Ryman League and I would like to thank Spencer Day for giving him a chance to progress. Tommy continues to train with us and develop, but it was equally important that he got 90 minutes under his belt at the best level he possibly can. I believe Tommy has a great future with Sutton United, and moves such as this are crucial to his future.