JAKE DAY: Vase success can help lift squad’s morale

Jake Day's column
Jake Day's column

Saturday was a huge win for us as it has been a turbulent time for obvious reasons in the last few weeks and coming up against a side who had won nine out of nine this season it was always going to be tough.

As I have mentioned in previous weeks the league is our focus but a good run in cup competitions such as the FA Vase only helps the morale of the squad.

That win sets up a game away at another Northern League side, Sunderland RCA, in the first round proper on Saturday October 13 and it is something that the whole squad is looking forward to.

Saturday was a tough game, going into extra-time is physically demanding, but we have taken a side out who were third favourites to win the whole thing.

Captaincy duty changed hands as well this week, with caretaker boss Brett Agnew deciding that it would be better if I stepped back from the role as captain, and I don’t necessarily think that is a bad thing.

I think I was more concerned about what other players were doing and ensuring they were doing their job instead of getting into the right areas and focusing on scoring goals, so taking that added responsibility away might help me personally.

Looking forward to the next game we play Harrogate Railway in the NCEL Premier Division on Saturday afternoon.

We played them in the FA Cup earlier this season and they didn’t do too much to hurt us, but we will be taking nothing for granted and we do not want any slip-ups in what is certainly a winnable game.

Onto the Premier League, now as much as it is great to see Manchester United getting positive results from a personal perspective, it still doesn’t really sort out the media circus around the club at present, Mourinho in, Mourinho out?

Who knows but it is such a bizarre situation, but we did comfortably beat what was an unbeaten Watford side.