Season One: September
We played six games this month and remained unbeaten through-out. Picking up four wins, we slipped up just twice against Wealdstone and Bishop's Stortford, where both games finished 2-2. We were victorious in other three leagues games, which included a 4-1 rout of Gosport away from home. An FA Cup qualifying tie against Ebsfleet at home brought great excitement in a game where we ran out narrow 2-1 victors. Overall, I am delighted that we managed to remain unbeaten this month, scoring 15 goals in the process. However, we conceded eight goals during this period which needs a lot of working on. Hopefully we can improve in this area of the game over the coming months.
Player Of The Month
It was no easy task to pick out a single player this month but Sergio Torres
' performances deserve some amount of recognition, in my eyes. The Argentinian midfielder has been one of our real driving forces in attack and his creativity has created chance-after-chance for our goalscorers. Torres got his name on the score-sheet this month too, posting a hat-trick in our 4-1 win over Gosport. The skillful little South American has been a key part of our side so far and continues to amaze us with his ability.
Sergio Torres' Season Stats
MotM Awards: 1
Yellow Cards: 0
Red Cards: 0
Pass Completion Ratio: 83%
Dribbles Per Game: 0.88
Fouls Committed: 1
Fouls Against: 5
Average Rating: 7.34
Vanarama Conference South
We now hold a five point lead at the top of the table although we could potentially be moved to second place on goal difference as our fellow title chasers have a few games-in-hand. I'm delighted with our points return so far this season and we are on course for at least a play-off spot. Of course, I am expecting to win the title this season but my only focus right now is to earn as many points as possible in the coming months.
We play just five fixtures next month, four of which are in the league. A daunting away trip to over-performing Basingstoke is the highlight of our month as we will need to win that game to make a real statement of intent for the title. Wingate & Finchley are our opponents in the FA Cup qualifying round and we will want to win that game. My target for this month is 7 points, which should be easily achievable. Let's just hope we secure our expectations.
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