IT was a fantastic feeling to go to MK Dons and win the game on Saturday - and win it in good style.

We defended extremely well but always looked dangerous on the break, reminiscent of seasons gone by when we broke out so quickly with some good accurate passing to create opportunities.

All in all, with the preparation that we had done and the carrying out of that preparation, the players cannot be praised highly enough.

Now we just have to use that as a springboard to get some better results.

When going to places like MK Dons, I always have a good look around the club and read the programme. They are due to move into a 25,000 capacity, state-of-the-art stadium and if you look at the vast majority of stadia in League 2, the organisation and set-up of clubs, then it is evident that our time in the Conference has left us way behind the facilities and structure of most clubs that we are competing against at this level.

Reading the programmes of the clubs we go to, at almost every game it is evident that they have full-time academy set-ups and players coming through those academies to be in the reckoning for first-team football. They have the supporter facilities, bars, commercial structures - everything to provide finance for running the club.

I am sure that those supporters who have followed us away from home this season will realise just what a difference there is between the grounds in League 2 compared with the Conference.

The raising of finance to support a Football League club in off-the-field activities is absolutely vital. We are very limited at Edgar Street - we have the Legends Bar which is franchised out, we have the Vice-Presidents Club which is once again thriving, and we are just converting a small part of the old Sportsmans Club to sponsorship rooms.

But compare that with somewhere like Walsall who have some magnificent conference and dining facilities. Their chief executive told me they had Ron Atkinson there as an after-dinner speaker on two consecutive nights and they filled the place each time with more than 700 guests.

And those are regular events that happen at clubs like Walsall.

Which brings me nicely on to our dinner on November 2 when we have a renowned speaker in Bob The Cat' Bevan. Tickets are still available, why not come and enjoy a great night out - and support the club at the same time.

It goes nowhere near the profit -making of, say, Walsall, but, as far as this club is concerned, we take notice of the supermarket advert that says every little helps'.