November was a mixed bag of results, yes we got knocked out of the FA cup at the first round this time, which is always disappointing, even more so that it was to the team that knocked us out of the Capital One Cup first round also. Preston were too strong for us and they just brushed us aside with ease, we didn't show any resilience which is always disappointing!
However in the league, it does look like we had a rough time of it with 2 losses and a draw, but what is most important is those two wins. The competition in league 2 is the same every year, nobody is guaranteed promotion. The league is that close all it takes is a couple of strung together results and you're right in the mix, so as long as we keep picking up points we're never going to be a million miles away.
What is most pleasing is how we beat one of the leagues 'stronger' sides Scunthorpe 3-0, a magnificent result for the lads which will give them a boost of confidence, also the draw against Stevenage the game before was particular pleasing too. As they have a very strong team for a league 2 side.
As you can see from the league table below, having an 'ugly' looking month can actually be beneficial as long as you pick up the odd few points here and there, that is reflected below as we are currently in 6th place, although it is still tight early on we can push on from the fantastic start and hopefully finish in the top 7 come the end!
Overall we can't be too disappointed with how we've started life in League 2, we've upset the odds a wee bit as many had us tipped for relegation and we're earning a lot of plaudits and admirers along the way, the crowd size is beginning to increase, now pushing the likes of 4,000 every match which is also very satisfying.
Player of the Month
This month it wasn't difficult at all to choose, there was one man who just stood out from everyone else and had an absolute belter of a month and that man is Alfie Kane, I threw him in at the deep end to see how he'd cope and he hasn't disappointed me at all. He's done everything what has been asked of him every game and I couldn't be happier. He has gelled very well with Aloi and McPhail and has formed a formidable partnership with them!