October got off to a bad start for the Gassy Lassies. Our showpiece first home game at the Estádio da Leaze was dramatically postponed at the last minute due to Forest of Dean Ladies failing to raise a side.

Late-era Darrell Clarke was partially characterised by the wildly inconsistent results of his forays into the transfer market. For every Billy Bodin there was a Tom Nicholls, for every Liam Sercombe there was a Stefan Payne. But a much less-heralded purchase has ended up providing a much more lasting legacy for the club. Step forward Tony Craig.