Disappointment with a draw yesterday against moneybags (or are they?) Notts County shows how far expectations at Bescot have come in recent week. Sadders offered some reflections via the message board to chew over.
I’m not sure what I saw but I’ve heard a few mentions of the ‘p’ word about todays performance – poor. You lost the plot? Again we took control of the 1st half and found a County team that have a superb squad at this level and haven’t performed for one reason or another upp it to the required level in the second half to create 2-3 good chances. I thought again we tried hard, worked as a team and fought for every ball on a thoroughly atrocious football pitch that can only have just made it passed inspection. Brandy and Paterson were excellent again and Taylor was my MOTM, he covered every blade of grass whilst providing quality in both attack and defence.
I’ve also heard mentions of Westcarr’s best game? Gash – he and James Chambers were stand out’s as the weak links. Again he was lazy, slow, plodding, won nothing in the air, provided no attacking threat and missed our chance of the second half. Poor player overall and has no way of improving interms of pace and height to improve himself.
County have players we would normally be dreaming of, JCR and Judge are superb wingers at this level. Arquin, Zoko and Jeff Hughes have been a range of solid to impressive lower league players for years and Dean Leacock/Andy Liddle are both decent centre halves.
Thought the second half was a good blood and thunder game, end to end with both teams attacking and creating openings. The fact that I was sat in the car park in February even mentioning the playoffs goes to show where we’ve come, the last 2 years it would have most likely been a depressing look back on another home capitulation or references to games as ’6 pointers’ in the fight for relegation.
Unlucky lads, well played again. Some good attacking stuff, decent at the back and an overall entertianing performance.
Onwards and Upwards.