I flew in from the Isle of Man ............

Last updated : 31 May 2003 By Nick Wallinger
But the home semi final with Bury was stupendous - for an hour we totally dominated and looked the class act we all know the boys are.

Then yesterday, what can I say that hasn't been said. They were superb! The only time we looked troubled was when we sat back after going 4-1 up. Defending a lead is not our strong point but at least we had a cushion and came back stong. Our passing game is excellent and I am sure we will be well able to cope with Div 2 - who knows even challenging the top places!

The crowd and atmosphere was great and the stadium miles better than the Wembley trip 6 years ago. I really can't wait for the new season to start - with those to come back from injury as well, it will be like having new signings in the squad.

So up the cherries and congrats to SOD and the squad for giving us a trophy to celebrate after all the heartache!

Nick Wallinger, Isle Of Man