FL2: Torquay Utd v Lincoln 2 April 2011 Apr 2, 2011 21:56:22 GMT
Post by ohtobeatplainmoor on Apr 2, 2011 21:56:22 GMT
Tomlin cooly planted the ball into the back of the net after a little shuffle with his feet.
I sort of caught that he did something funny but just like the keeper I was foxed!
I thought that the crowd were positive today - it was very very hard to break-down Lincoln who offered very little in terms of going forward but the fans stayed behind the team. It doesn't help at all when players single-out players and get on their backs - Lathrope had an off-day but I thought that he got less stick than he might have done usually.
Losing Stanley for the next two matches is a massive blow, but these things even themselves out. Again we have had a January arrival who has appeared out of nowhere and has had the pivotal effect on the team in the same way that Branston did. Touch wood I think the squad have been very fortunate with injuries and suspensions so far this season with the exception of some niggles. I don't think that it is coincidence either - the care in nutrition and rehabilitation and easing players back into is something that we don't mess about with these days - remember when we had Brian Heally, Chris Brandon and Habib Sisokko and god knows how many others sat on the sidelines!?
My final word on the referee. With the "Respect Campaign" I agree it is important that players behave correctly on the pitch but putting idiots like Williamson in the middle must make their blood boil - in the first half the tall player that was substituted was lucky to be on the pitch, he was already booked for a foul but after another foul he kept dribbling the ball back towards his goal giving the team a chance to get back behind the ball and the ref just lets it go. **EDIT** I thought about the "Respect Campaign" during the match and see that tufc01 was thinking the same by the time I finished the post!!
Tilson said after the game "I felt we were comfortable until they scored" and "I think 2-0 flattered them". I felt that 2-0 flattered them, not sure what he mean't by "comfortable" either - we were ramping-up the pressure and reached the stage that we asserted enough dominance over them to bring-on an extra attacking option - they struggled to string any sort of attack together. Tilson has done well to get them away from the drop zone but I don't think that they are going to be pulling up any trees for a while with that group of players.