Sunday 20 December 2009

Roller Coaster Afternoon

What goes down must go up ? Let's hope so !

A thrilling afternoon at the Valley saw fans go through the full gamut of emotions. Despair at going 2 nil down, delight at drawing level, ecstasy at going ahead twice and back to despair when the Spanners equalised.

You can frustration at the ref to that. What was going on when he gave them a corner that led to the second goal ? In a ground with 3 thousand Spanners fans inside he was the biggest idiot..........quite an achievement. At least he got the penalties right but the sending off should have been the other way round....... no covering defender for the first but two for the second ! He loved his whistle too didn't he ?

The lads did well to recover form the shock of the first two goals. I thought we played the better football, however, to be fair a draw was prorbably the right result.

Burton and Bailey were well up for the game. Bailey's goal was a superb piece of finishing. Sadly I don't think it's working with Wagstaff. He needs to be more decisive and stronger in the tackle. Mooney too would be a better player for making stronger tackles as he doesn't seem to like the physical stuff at all.

I'm not sure why Holden has never been given a chance. We need someone to play on the left and the natural answer to that problem doesn't get played. Give him a go say I !

McKenzie showed good speed of feet and thought when he came and started to create chances for us. I thought Akpo linked up well and had one good effort well saved by their keeper.

After going 2 behind I guess we'd have all happily taken a point. It looked like the Spanners had won the league at the end judging from the celebrations...........perhaps it was just a reminder that they don't care about us !

Next week the roller coaster theme continues as we host Swindon, the town recently twinned Disney World, just a shame that Mickey got there a week early to referee !

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