Probably the worst performance I’ve seen since Maher took over. A few have said we played well in the first half, I disagree. Aldershot had 3 clear chances that they spurned, we took our only 1. Half time should have been used as a wake up call to sharpen up.
Sadly we imploded after the break, at least now Kev can see there’s an issue, you don’t lose 5 on the spin due to karma and bad luck alone. Of course the whole Ron pantomime doesn’t help, but that still can’t excuse how poor the performance was today.
Arnold 5 - Looked slightly slow to react to danger, he maybe could have come off the line quicker to deal with Kensdale’s poor back header before their second.
Scott-Morriss 6 - Probably my MOM, kept going and showed good energy, needs to work on his crossing, it’s very inconsistent.
Hobson 5 - Probably the pick of the back three, but still not great. I think I’m right in saying he got turned too easily in the build up to their first goal.
Kensdale 3 - Had a mare, badly at fault for the second and nearly gave away a third. He’s got great quality, but at this level you’ve got to focus on defending your lines first, it looked like he never felt the long clearance was an option.
Ralph 4 - Really poor, got caught out of position with long balls over the top, and forgot how to even play a simple pass in the second half.
Miley 6 - Pick of the midfield, but nowhere near his best.
Fonguck 5 - Anonymous, I barely noticed him bar a few simple sideways passes. He would have got a 4 but for one good saving block just before he was subbed.
Bridge 5 - Woefully out of form, in the first half he was awful. Perked up a little in the second half but looks subdued, I can’t help but think his heads been turned.
Mooney 5 - First half 7, second half 3. He was our bright spark early on and played a great ball through for Murphy’s goal. Unfortunately after the break, he was a comple passenger. If it was just due to fitness (or lack of), he should have been subbed way earlier.
Cardwell 5 - Didn’t really get into the game at all, but to be fair the service was poor. Helped out defensively with a few towering headed clearances from corners.
Murphy 6 - Looked a bit livelier today and took his chance well. Like Mooney, he doesn’t look fit enough to last 90 mins and probably should have come off a bit earlier.
Taylor 4 - As others have said, I can’t see what qualities he’s supposed to have. Terrible first touch, poor to react to danger, and only ever passes sideways or backwards. Arguably Maher’s worst signing to date. I thought Fonguck was poor, but he was worse.
Powell 6 - At least showed some desire and got in behind in the channels a couple of times, I still think he’s not a central striker though, he needs to play wide in a front 3 for me.
Wreh - Not enough time to rate.