Done in the last minute!
By Phil Jennings
Defeat from the Jaws of Victory!
Don't know what to say about today's game, one we could have and probably should have won.
Some careless mistakes across the pitch cost us dearly today along with some silly let’s try and beat the player instead of passing the ball. When we play our football, I think, there is no better team in the league. We need to keep that commitment throughout the whole game, concentrate, pass and move. At times we just need to play the ball simply, get, give, and go. Take a touch and move it on. When we did this we played the opposition off the park, scoring three goals in four minutes with no return. Then, for some unknown reason we stopped doing so and let the opposition back in.
Overall we played really well and scored 4 goals against what was a premiership team last week and what's really good is there were four different goal scorers again, which shows we are capable of scoring from lots of positions. We are great at going forward with the lads being comfortable with the ball at their feet, the defence, with only 3 at the back, were being exposed by opposition midfield and strikers who can outnumber them at times. We need to work on intensity when defending, especially from the wings and midfield. When we lose the ball our reaction isn’t always there!
Having said all that, playing with three at the back is a new formation we have introduced this season which has paid dividends going forward. Also perhaps the coaches are making too many subs, perhaps even at the wrong time within our games, one for them to take forward.
Overall a great game of football by both teams, which on reflection perhaps should have been a draw at worst.
Well done to the goal scorers with one each, Dylan, Cole, Adam and Joe, with assists from Cole, Dylan, Harvey and Adam.
Coaches man of the match - Joe
Parents man of the match - Jack