IT has now been two weeks since my last column and what a hectic two weeks it has been.

Let's start with how the team have performed.

We began with a tough game at home to my old team Cambridge and thankfully I was restored to the starting X1.

The first half didn't really go our way and we went in at the interval one goal down.

The fighting spirit of the team shone through in the second half and we won the game comfortably 3-1.

This result didn't lift us back into the play-off positions but it kept us in contention.

We were then back at Bootham Crescent for possibly our toughest test against third-placed Bournemouth.

The first half was a good advert for Third Division football. Both teams created chances with some good football, but it ended in a stalemate.

One piece of luck would change the game and it fell on us. Jonny Parkin got a break in front of goal and confidently slotted it home.

After we scored it was backs to the wall with Bournemouth playing with three centre forwards, one was Steve Fletcher who is a giant of a man, but with some great blocks and aggressive defending we got three points.

Tuesday was an away day at Bristol Rovers where we snatched three points. We didn't play particularly well but at this time of the season it's results that count and not performances.

Darren Edmondson was the scorer in the 1-0 victory and his goal will surely be voted goal of the season.

He headed the ball down and hit a blistering half-volley from 25 yards out which flew into the top corner. Well worth the three points.

When we are on top of our game we believe we can beat anyone. That's now three consecutive wins and it has lifted us to fifth place in the League. It is a fantastic feat considering the off-field pressures the team have been playing under.

Some of these pressures should have been lifted after the CVA meeting last Monday.

The vote to be placed into CVA reached over the 75 per cent needed, but the Inland Revenue threw a spanner in the works by rejecting the offer made to them by the Supporters' Trust. A new offer was put to them and is being considered. We should all know by Monday if it has been accepted.

The players and non-playing staff are also showing their support by deferring up to 25 per cent of wages so that the club can move forward.

If everything goes to plan and the Supporters' Trust take over the running of the football club then the team will be allowed to stay at Bootham Crescent for another season.

The club will then relocate to the Monks Cross site which will be redeveloped. The money for the project would come from a substantial donation from Bootham Crescent Holdings and up to £2.5million in grants from the various football organisations. This money has been available to York City for the past two years but left unclaimed.

Hopefully after the rearranged CVA meeting on Monday we will all know that we are safe in our jobs and that the hard work has all been worth it, then hopefully strive on to promotion.

Updated: 11:16 Thursday, March 20, 2003