Milo5 with the report:
Entertaining game and a really good performance .
There was nothing in it between the two teams. If anything, in open play we were more creative and always looked as if we had a goal in us. But the clue in the final scoreline would suggest that we didn’t.
The goal that separated us was at the other end …difficult to work out what went wrong , but would be guessing Grof . Not being wise after the event , but have said for a few weeks that I wouldn’t mind the reassuring presence of james walker esq for the pressurised run in.
Such a pleasure to see our midfield have such energy and verve , a million miles from earlier in the season. We always looked to have pace today , Nicholls, Flo , Ledesma and later Patterson all worried them. The only weak spot from that point of view was Hurst , who had a quiet game.
People talk about Macken being able to hold the ball up, but I thought Ledesma did that job 100 times better …the ball stuck to him like glue , no matter how awkward. The bloke is pure class, so far better than the rest of the team it’s not even funny.
Whereas Macken normally looks like a 40 year old who was a decent player once, today he looked about 50 . He was played in once in the first half , looked like a 50/50 between him and the keeper who would get there first …..Macken had given up half way there .
Defensively , no arguments at all, all 4 very solid ( as was Grof to be fair barring the goal) . Butler and Smith excellent ….Butler always in the right place at the right time , and Smith a class act too….loved his tricky run down the right wing too!
Midfield v good , always playing to feet, always available and full of running . Hurst a disappointment .
Ledesma though …. W h a t A P l a y e r . I think I might be a little bit in love.
Proud day to be a saddler , as we gave the top of the table a VERY uncomfortable afternoon. Knowing Wycombe were well behind also softened the blow massively …. Glad that Exeter beat orient , but trying to have my cake and eat it , I would rather they were already down when we go there , which isnt a given now.
Nearly 300 Saddlers In good voice at times and keep laying like this and NO reason why we can’t get a point or two out of the tough last two games