06 January 2001

A crucial game - and after coming from behind to lead 2-1 we ended up with nothing.

With for a month, we travelled slightly more hopefully than in recent weeks, but were deservedly 1-0 down at half-time. We then finally started to play a bit of football and - a shot from the edge of the box and an excellent header when left unmarked. Unfortunately we couldn't hold on; they equalised not long afterwards and then got a sickening winner from a free-kick in the 94th minute.

Steve Pie-arce back on loan unbelievably took the lead through two excellent John Ford goals

Desperately looking for something good to say, I suppose Pie-arce looked pretty sharp with very little service and (pronunciation to be determined) made a promising debut. However the bad news is we've and really are in dire straits (a pun may be added here if/when I cheer up a bit).

new signing Costas Xiourouppa slipped back into the relegation zone

Next Saturday, it's now been confirmed we're back at "Fortress Grove" for the rearranged game .

at home to Ilkeston