They often say that winning a team of the month award is a poison chalice and so it has proven for Steyning Town. On the back of a 13 match unbeaten run The Barrowmen quite rightly were awarded the October team of the month, and period during which they briefly appeared at the top of the league.
Fast forward towards the end of November and four defeats and a draw has highlighted how far the Barrowmen still have to go as a team as they look to build further on the great work done so far this season.
If there is any silver lining it is that the matches have all been very tight and the confidence in the group is still high. Games are decided on fine margins and that has often proved to be the case over the last month.
After defeats to Eastbourne Town, Horsham FC, Crawley Down Gatwick and Little Common the good news is that 4 defeats did not become 5 on Saturday as the team fought back from 2 goals down to earn a fully deserved 2-2 draw with AFC Varndean at the Withdean . Two absolute spanking goals from a rejuvenated Charlie Meehan and the lively Max Howell saw us gain a point in a game which in all honesty should have been all three. Maybe a turning point.
So something to build upon at the end of a challenging month as we look forward to a mouth watering match at home on Saturday against high flying Broadbridge Heath. Hopefully Town will get a better run of luck with injuries and suspensions which have added to the recent challenges. New signing Jack Potten is just settling in and the management team no doubt will continually look to improve the squad.
Lots to look forward to, especially seeing the back of November. Here’s to a better December.