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TURNING POINT FOR PAT

Posted on 3 November 2005  - 12:00

Pat Holland is hoping our Under-18's stirring comeback at Ipswich will kick-start the season with the FA Youth Cup looming.

Pat Holland is hoping our Under-18's stirring comeback at Ipswich will kick-start the season with the FA Youth Cup looming.

In an amazing turn around of events, Pat's lads went from trailing 3-0 at half-time when the match was originally played and abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch in September to trailing 2-0 at the break in the re-arranged game on Friday only to run out 3-2 winners!

Simon Dawkins (pictured), Stuart Lewis and Andy Barcham bagged the goals and coach Pat is hoping it's a turning point in what has been an up and down season in terms of results.

"You'd like to think so, yes," said Pat. "We were 2-0 down at Ipswich, the lads had a bit of a rollicking and I asked them if they could respond. They did just that.

"They started with a high tempo in that second half, scored an early goal and managed to maintain it.

They showed they could do it. That was great and what football is all about.

"I think this Saturday will be a real test against Watford and we're now building up to the FA Youth Cup, a competition we all enjoy here."

We are due to enter the competition at the third round stage again with our first game usually around the mid-December mark.

"In the last four seasons we've had great runs - two semi-finals and a quarter-final - and the lads look forward to it as well," added Pat.

"So if you can get that little run together and confidence going into the first match it's ideal."