A bit of a tense game yesterday with a lot riding on it, but in the end a comfortable 4-1 victory at home to Chippenham B to clinch promotion. After some early chances that were well saved by the keeper, it was beginning to look like one of those games where we were dominating possession but not getting the breakthrough. Indeed, we had many short corners but rarely seemed to get anything clean away due to the fast runners. The first goal finally game when the ball rebounded off the post (or was it the goal wheel?) and Dan pounced to sweep the ball in with a reverse. A short corner at the half-time whistle saw us ring the D to create many options. Of course, Dan received the ball and rather than pass decided to jink one way then the next to take out the two runners and calmly flicked the ball past the keeper. The first goal after half-time was crucial and it came our way, the best goal of the game. Ollie received the ball in defence and powerfully pushed the ball down the centre of the pitch to Dan, just left of centre. Dan immediately – yes, immediately – played the ball forward to Joe on the left, who squared the ball into the D to find Curt sliding in to nutmeg the keeper. Those knees will be sore today but worth the pain. The Chippenham keeper – apparently only 15 years old – continued to make awesome saves for the remainder of the game, once to deny a Dan flick that was heading for the top left corner, when he suddenly appeared flying through the air at full stretch – probably the best save I’ve ever seen. Dan had the last laugh though and completed his hat-trick from a lower flick into the side netting on the right. Man of the match, Dan, scoring his fifth successive hat-trick for the team.