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Andy_S

Member of the Barry Corr Fan Club
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The worst home display this season bar Cheltenham, yet we still beat a very good side. Football truly is a 'funny old game' as they say!

We didn't pass it well, the defence, especially the full backs were all over the place at times and Pettefer and Hunt (2nd half mainly for him) were completely ineffective. Saying all that though, we won so lets get on with the next game!

Ratings:

Flahavan 7: Magnificent low save from the penalty, although didn't have much else to do despite their dominance, which was strange.

Jupp 6: At times, woeful, yet at others looked quite good. He's still a major concern for me though as he gives the ball away more than any other player.

Prior 7: Still gives the ball away too often just like Jupp, although in the air, he did well.

Barrett 7.5: Some timely interceptions, although Sabin's pace gave him a big problem at times, he coped quite well.

Wilson 5: Time for Nicky to get another chance IMHO. Once again Che was poor against a flying winger in Josh Low. The amount of times he misjudged balls and let them nip in and take it was a huge worry. The impressive form that he showed when he first got back into the side has now diminished completely.

Pettefer 5: I'm sorry, we have to have a change at right wing now. With Petts playing, we're far too narrow and we have absolutely no attacking prowess down the right. Worked hard as normal but completely ineffective, which lays a burden on Gower.

Hunt 6: Did alright in the first half and tried to get forward whenever possible. Second half when we were under the cosh though, we missed Bentley massively. I'd get Benno back in the team for the Oxford game without a doubt.

Maher 7.5: Gave the ball away more often than usual but won it back more than any other midfielder. Once again vital in driving the team on. Never stopped working.

Gower 7: Cracking goal, but wondered over the pitch too often instead of staying on the left which contributed to some of our downfalls. Strangely subbed for Bentley when Hunt would've been the more obvious choice.

Eastwood 6.5: In the first half he did alright, worked hard and generally made himself a nuisance, but in the second half due to a complete lack of service he vanished. Didn't have that great a game but still had 2 chances and a goal disallowed! I heard from a steward and someone sitting behind me that a deal's been wrapped up and we should announce it Monday. Did anyone else hear this? Or is it another fictitious rumour?

Gray 7.5: Worked hard and showed what he's all about with his goal. Just like Eastwood though, he suffered from a complete lack of service.

Subs:

Dudfield : Barely touched the ball in his 10 minutes.

Bentley : Only had 10 minutes but put in 3 or 4 crunching tackles which is something we lacked when he wasn't on.


Great result but iffy performance to say the least. I suppose you always hear though, how a sign of a good team is when they win despite playing poorly!
 
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