THE CAPTAIN'S BLOG: WHAT A WIN
This week we put an end to a run which had been a struggle throughout.
We traveled to Hungerford on Saturday, who were sitting fourth in the league and have been pushing for promotion for the past few seasons.
We knew going into the game it would be difficult, just the thought of the strength of the opposition and on top of that the conditions were extremely poor as well.
Yella and Talbs have been asking for more work rate as a team and to play the conditions which seem to be worsening game by game.
We started well pressing their back four and not giving them a chance to settle in the game and all-in-all it was a great first half playing against the conditions.
However there was a blip right at the end of the half as one of their midfielders broke the line and finished well to give them a small lead at half time.
Despite losing, the half time team talk was extremely positive as we had done everything asked of us and I thought to myself if I was Hungerford, I would I have taken a 1-0 lead at half time with the conditions.
Once again we started quick and within minutes our pressure resulted in Chris Vardy who chased everything on the day winning a penalty and Steven Wales coolly finished it off.
From the kick off we chased them and within seconds David Longe-King scored what is potentially a goal of the season contender with a side-footed shot from distance that lobbed the keeper, I don't think Dave could believe he had scored himself as he is not known for his goal scoring ability.
Soon after the ref gave them a penalty which I personally believe was outside the box but the ref seemed adamant.
I think we would have taken a 2-2 draw at what I believe to be one of the hardest grounds to go to, but Steve Wales took a speculative shot from just inside there half that looped over the goalkeeper and in the net.
For me it was our best performance of the season as we did exactly what the gaffer asked of us and it paid off in the end.
In recent weeks I think we've felt sorry for ourselves and we had become easy to play against.
At Hungerford we didn't give them a second on the ball, we were physical and most importantly believed we would get something out the game.
If we are to carry this on for the remaining 8 games we give ourselves a chance of getting in and around the playoffs.
There's lots of competition for places which is exactly what you need for the remaining weeks of the season, hopefully we can push each other and become Dunstable's highest achieving team ever.
We have trained well this week and go to Stratford looking to replicate the performance of last Saturday and if we do I have no doubting we will get the same result.