Captain’s Diary: Ross Watson’s weekly look inside The Walks

Saturday was a massive disappointment because we wanted to get the result for ourselves and all the fans that travelled.

However, it's not over yet, even if we've made hard work of it for ourselves by losing at Buckby.

We came flying out of the traps on Saturday and Buckby couldn't handle us to start off with. It was a great flick on from Jack (Defty) and it was good to see Jason (Turner) scoring again. We were massively like the King's Lynn we know we can be.

But then unfortunately young Ash (Deeney) made a mistake – and it was 1-1. He knows he made it but it happens when you're young and players still make mistakes at the age of 30 after all.

He's as disappointed as he's ever been since he's played football and Pedro (Alex Street) was distraught about how they scored their winner. But we've got the lads round them and we've picked them up.


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It wasn't Ash's fault or Street's fault that we lost the game. Yes they made individual mistakes but you win and lose games together. It takes 11 to 14 players 90 minutes to lose a game, not two in five-second spells.

You have to credit Buckby in the last 15 minutes for their sheer work-rate and we certainly didn't play how we can. We panicked when their striker got sent off and perhaps I should have done more to calm us down. We threw men forward to win it and they picked us off on the break and kept running the ball into the corner.

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They celebrated pretty wildly at the end but they know we were so close to winning it that they had to beat us. However, we've definitely got everything in our squad and coaching staff that we still need to get us over the final hurdle. We just need to regroup, get back together, and blow the cobwebs away.

We were frustrated with the performance and the result and at the end of the game a few of the lads felt like it was all over. But I've been on the phone with the gaffer and me and have him been in touch with all the boys and we're fighting ready and dying to go again.

I'd like to thank the travelling supporters for their dedication at the weekend and as captain I'm still 100pc sure we can do it. We just need to train hard this week, get back together as a group, and go again.

I still believe I will lift that trophy and I will do until it's mathematically impossible to do so. Only then will I say we didn't have that last bit in us.

Setch is a great manager and a friend and he's been on the phone discussing things. We just need to get through training, forget Saturday, and focus on this weekend. It's frustrating we haven't had a midweek game really to get over the weekend.

So many people in our dressing room are so determined to win that league and we just need to make that final step. We're sat on the final step and we just need to get off it. We need a good performance and result this weekend and hopefully the fans will still be with us.

We've got two games left and we need to stay positive and believe in ourselves. It would have been nice to have set it up to win the trophy in front of our fans but it doesn't matter where we get hold of that trophy at the end of the day.

On Saturday we need to have one of them games where Desborough hope they never have to come back to King's Lynn again because we've come flying out of the traps.

There's six points for us to win and goals are a bonus but we've got them –and a big result – in us. Buckby have got some tough games left and although we'll be keeping one eye on them we need to keep doing our jobs. All all that matters now is that we're on top of the league come April 28.

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