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Charlotte Takes Heart From Fighting Spirit

6 January 2019

Nine year old Charlotte looks back on yesterday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Swindon Town.

Even though a new school term starts on Monday for me, this didn’t dampen my excitement for the Saturday afternoon to arrive as we faced Swindon Town in our next league match.

I remember that we played The Robins back in August for our opening day fixture. It was my very first experience of the EFL and it was I day that I will never forget. Two brilliant Koby Arthur goals so nearly gave us victory that day and I so wanted us to avenge those late penalties which cost us in that game.

Our battling heroes started the game really well, even though they must have been tired from all the games which they have had to play recently.

It was also the first time we have seen Jared Hodgkiss and Nathan Cameron in 2019, so I was really pleased to see us attack the Swindon goal right from the first whistle.

We certainly got of to a flying start too - a penalty shout for a possible push on Scott Wilson was waved away by the referee in the open ten minutes, but this was followed by a pinpoint free-kick from Michael Rose which was magically volleyed over the head of the Swindon keeper by Tyrone Marsh to put us one up.

I was sure that we would go on to score more goals at this point - even after our lead was cancelled out just before half-time

With us shooting towards the Star Lane End during the second half, I spent the full forty-five minutes willing the ball into the net - but no matter how much we all wanted that to happen, it just wasn't to be.

Then, we all felt the heartbreak of conceding an injury time winner to Swindon once again. It was a cruel way to end the game and I must admit that I didn't really want to speak to anyone for a while after the final whilstle.

That said, I continue to take heart from seeing the boys fight with all they have regardless of who our opponents are and there is no doubt in my mind that over the coming weeks we will pick up the points we need - I am sure of it.

It wasn't long before this thought made me feel a bit happier and by the time I returned home, I was already planning my trip to Grimsby next week.

See you there.

Charlotte.


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