CHRISTIAN Doidge has returned from crisis club Bolton and the capture of Shawn McClousky gives Rovers a forward line to die for. We now have an embarrassment of riches when you add the in-form George Williams Tav Campbell and Reuben Reid into the mix.

Looking back, the thrilling victory over Northampton has strengthened our play-off position and moved us closer to an automatic promotion spot.

The team showed plenty of resolution, encouraged by a consistently noisy crowd they never gave up and snatched victory in the final seconds. All three home stands contributed to us having a real twelfth man, collectively earning the man-of-the-match award.

Rovers started with confidence and pace and a Reece Brown cross was attacked by Williams who scored confidently. Northampton did not crumble and in an entertaining first half showed real quality,playing some very fine football. They did more in the second . For twenty minutes they were much the better side and equalised. Was the game slipping away? No chance! Three subs gave Rovers extra energy and impetus and roared on by supporters who could sense victory chances were created and in the final seconds one was dramatically taken.

Theo Archibald, again proving what a fine impact substitute he can be. We shall miss him. It had been a fine game and one that showed the strength of our developing club. From my luscious lunchtime vegan lasagne until I climbed into my car the whole ground was bubbling. Could it be we were realising something special is happening?When I got home there were more delights. A cup of tea and a slice of Christmas cake tasted even better when I heard Cirencester had put five past Mangotsfield. A double promotion perhaps?