ANOTHER week of football has passed by in a blink of an eye.

We finished it with two wins out of two, against teams who are going to have strong seasons judging by how they have started.

We scored early against Forest Green Rovers through one of this season's rising stars Noah Chilvers, who is going from strength to strength with his forward attacking play really shining through. Yes we were against it defensively, especially during the latter parts of the second half, but a dogged defensive display showed we would not crumble and we held on for the win.

Then Saturday saw the visit of Harrogate Town, who have been playing well since their promotion to the Football League and were full of confidence after a midweek win against Grimsby.

Statistically we were on the backfoot for periods of the game and Harrogate had a number of chances that they failed to take.

Bt what mattered most was that we took ours through Callum Harriott and Ben Stevenson in quick succession in the second half and to be fair we could have added to that tally with two good chances later on in the game.

I’m sure we'd all love to dominate all games and win with ease, but football match points are not given out for performances and percentages of possession.

I’d rather win 1-0 with 10 per cent of the ball and one shot on target rather than lose or draw with 90 per cent possession and 20 shots off target, although my blood pressure may disagree.

So what am I trying to get at? Well taking at step back, we are in a difficult division.

Just look at Bolton and our not so close friends down the road in Southend, they have come down and were expected to be doing well this year, clearly this has not been the case.

We are also fighting on two fronts, with the football side of things plus this unprecedented and unpredictable Covid pandemic.

Losing key players such as Prosser, Nouble, Jackson and Robinson is never easy, especially when it is difficult to replace them with having to juggle the actual future of the club.

Other than Tommy Smith we have not gone out and made any big experienced signings, but instead of spending and adding more money worries we have turned to our academy and younger players.

Chilvers is only in his first full league season, debuts have been handed to other new kids in league and cup games with Miquel Scarlett, Sammie McLeod, Marley Marshall-Miranda and Harvey Sayer all featuring and showing they are pushing to be counted as regulars in the match day squad.

We have had a good start to the season, better than what people were predicting and I feel the best is yet to come as some players are still getting up to speed and returning from injury.

I felt that Luke Norris was unlucky not to start the last two games and hopefully he will get the nod in the next few, as the games are coming thick and fast.

All in all, we have got points and wins in games where previously we may not have done.

We are fighting and producing when the odds seem against us, this is not something to be negative about, but rather look at the positives.

Clubs have over spent and are struggling, we on the other hand are winning games where maybe we shouldn’t.

This is a great trait to have and one that can only be good moving forward.

There will be bumps on the way no doubt, but with the points on the board and league position key and we are in a good position on and off the field.

Let's get behind the lads and look forward to a lot more wins this season. Up the U’s.