Tuesday was a good night and Saturday was a good day.

We beat Maldon & Tiptree last week and Cheshunt at the weekend and I wish I could enjoy them more but I’m long enough in the tooth now to know the next game can change everything.

Fortunately I have learned to cope better with the bad moments too so I’ve also put last Saturday’s defeat against AFC Sudbury to bed very quickly.

On paper, December looks tough (with matches against Dereham Town, Haringey Borough, Barking and Canvey Island to come) but I would rather it that way.

Nothing will be won or lost at the end of the month but it would be nice to get a result or two and hang in there for as long as possible.

There will be some great games to be part of, especially hosting a massive club like Canvey Island on Boxing Day. With both teams going well we could be in for the biggest crowd I’ve seen at a home game.

A lot can be made of league tables but they mean little at this stage. Our true league position is about eighth or ninth if you consider how many points we have per game.

We could find ourselves mid-table by the end of the month when teams around us start catching up on games.

Tonight we have another big game when we host National League South big-hitters Chelmsford City in the Essex Senior Cup.

They were so close to promotion to the National League last season and are the holders of the competition so we are under no illusion how difficult it will be.

It is a great occasion for the club but our chances of progression are slim to say the least.

Hopefully our football club and our team will do themselves justice on the night. We have nothing to lose and I’d love nothing more than to make the quarter final.