There is something so satisfying about winning 1-0.

I can’t quite put my finger on it. Why is it more satisfying than winning 4-0? I’m not sure but, for me, it is - although I wouldn’t have said that with 10 minutes to play.

Playing conditions have really deteriorated over the last couple of weeks as the adverse weather catches up with our pitches.

The poor Waltham Abbey groundsman will have his work cut out this week. It’s not just the heavy pitches either. On Saturday it rained from minute one to minute 90 as well as blew a gale.

It’s a real test of character, which I am pleased our players came through this week.

We can’t paper over the cracks. In the first half we weren’t great and if we concede then it is a different game.

In the second half, when the wind favoured us, we were able to mount some pressure on the Waltham Abbey goal and could probably have scored one or two more.

It was far from a comfortable afternoon though.

With some of our competitors dropping points it did make winning that tiny bit more valuable, but there is still a quarter of the season to go.

Our squad is small in size, limited in experience and we will drop points. That’s a fact.

As other clubs in the division sign ‘big name’ and experienced players, we are taking gambles on players untested at this level.

One of those gambles, Charlee Hughes, put three points on the board for us with his debut goal about a minute after being introduced. I’m really pleased for him as he has waited a long time for that opportunity and he deserves it after consecutive seasons scoring goals for Burnham Ramblers.

Hopefully this goal will be a platform for him to build a successful non-league career at this level and beyond.