With £3,000 in prize money up for grabs, a 90th minute equaliser to remain in the FA Trophy should bring delight, but that wasn’t the case for me at the weekend.

Although my overriding feeling initially was relief, I felt we should have won the game. We’ve had 48 hours to prepare for tonight’s trip to Norfolk.

Logistically it’s a nightmare at the best of times but with such short notice it feels like we’ve got to climb a mountain just to get the team there.

Some players need short notice annual leave and some will have jobs booked in that can’t be moved. We only had 12 fit and available outfield players on Saturday, so those men have a big responsibility. I shouldn’t moan but for a preliminary round tie, and such a quick turnaround for a replay, it feels a raw deal.

That said, we do only have ourselves to blame. Short in numbers and playing square pegs in round holes meant it looked like a difficult day at the office, but the players dispelled that and for long periods dominated proceedings.

There were a lot of positives to take from the game. We threw in debutants Jamie Dicks and Johnny Ashman who were great, Ryan Mallet is a 19-year-old midfielder who had to fill in at centre half and performed beyond his years.

But the day belonged to the legend. I will never forget the day he introduced himself to the players, which was met with raptures of laughter. ‘Hi, I’m Tony Stokes and I’ve played in the Europa League’.

After taking his first goal so well, Tony was on hand to save the day.

To the untrained eye, he has bundled the ball over the line from a yard. For anyone that understands the game the fact he was in the right place at the right time is a great skill itself but, in addition, don’t underestimate how difficult it was to score when the ball has crashed off the crossbar. It’s the best goal from one yard I’ve seen! My only hope now is that it wasn’t for nothing, because if we get through it may just be something we look back on as the start of something.