Billericay’s owner Glenn Tamplin says Saturday’s defeat to Enfield has only strengthened his desire to make the club a success.
In a hammer blow to the club’s Ryman Premier League playoff chances they went down 4-2 to a rival which makes things even more tricky.
Tamplin is in charge of the team until the summer at least and although he is thrilled by the supporters’ reaction to what he is trying to do, he was “gutted” to lose such an important time in their season.
He won’t give up on getting Billericay into a promotion position but knows the odds aren’t on their side with some many clubs looking to get in.
“The playsoffs may not happen but remember the plan from day one was this year to build the team and win it next year,” said the owner to the club’s supporters.
“I have done everything I said so far.
“Believe me, I’m hurting like hell. It costs me £20,000 a week to hurt like this and time away from my family.
“I won’t fail your or this club,” he said to the supporters.
“You have got me for life.”
Tamplin has the chance to get his first trophy as Billericay owners in the Isthmian Cup final against Tonbridge on Wednesday night