WE have had two games and two very good, if contrasting, draws for FC Clacton this week.

First, on Saturday, we very nearly gained an impressive away victory over high-flying Newmarket Town.

If you had offered me a 2-2 draw beforehand I would have taken it but having led twice and conceded a 96th-minute equaliser you have to feel a little disappointed.

Nevertheless a point and, I’m told, one of our best performances of the season against a very good side is not to be sniffed at.

Then on Tuesday evening we ground out another creditable point against Stowmarket Town as Lee Clowsley’s late equaliser got us a 1-1 draw.

Just to be clear that was Lee Clowsley with the goal, when he got the last touch from Wayne Chapman’s shot.

But it was definitely Lee’s goal.

He was very keen for me to point that out to you all.

It says something about the improvement in the squad this season that against a team with a massive budget and several ginormous defenders that I thought we could have got more from the game.

But maybe I am just getting greedy!

Looking forwards and we now head into another busy spell of games.

Not that we have had a quiet period yet at the Rush Green Bowl this season.

Tuesday evening’s game was FC Clacton’s 17th competitive game in 60 days since the season kicked off on July 29.

That’s a pretty brutal run and credit goes to the players for still being as fresh as they are.

The Thurlow Nunn League has been expanded to 24 teams this year and it’s made for a fixture list that is a bit too hectic for my liking…although as a programme editor currently preparing the 11th programme of the season already I may be biased!

But my griping is not going to change the fixture list and we have two more home games in the next week as we take on Wroxham on Saturday and then have a local derby with Little Oakley in the Tolleshunt D’Arcy Memorial Cup on Tuesday evening.

Hope to see you at the Bowl for that!