Must confess to being a bit dissapointed with the game tonight. I know its a PSF but....A game of thirds, 1st one - poor, 2nd one great and 3rd piss poor.
Thought we were poor in defense with Nicho having a mare and Paddy m rather than booting the ball out into row Z, decided to lady thingy around and let Bath in and score.
Now Angus is gone, surely a CB is priority along with another winger as we looked to be playing a lop sided 4-4-2 (thanks to Jon for that).
The last four subs showed how poor our depth in the squad is, thought they looked more at home playing for Chelston Juniors U13 side. Thought Bath played well and should have gone in at HT in the lead and fair play for coming back from 4 - 1 to draw 4 -4 (aided I'm sure by four of the seven swarfs). Players to watch were the sub number 14 and winger number 11.
Will the Mac money be spent on paying back the loan or on quality players, I think it will be.........
We started with our first choice line up with the exceptions of MacDonald and LRT which impacted on our defence somewhat. Bath started the stronger and their 11 on the left wing caused us various problems and it was his header from a deep cross back out towards the edge and centre of the area that led to us conceding with a good strike. Richards should perhaps have got a free kick from a meaty challenge just before but play was waved on and directly led to the goal. Moore did make a very good save from one on one situation with the ball otherwise destined for the far corner.Before our late goals in this half we rarely threatened - a wide free kick and a Nico shot was about it! Then a corner fired in by Young was glanced in by Gerring at the near post. Shortly after, a quick feed out from Moore put Sparkes through to finish well.
It was our turn to dominate at the start of the second half and another corner yielded a goal from a good header just under the cross bar by Verma. We then played a some good football and after the first batch of subs the best move of the match saw Chaney race clear on the right of the area to shoot hard and low into the far corner of the net. 4-1 up and we were cruising! Which unfortunately was what we continued to do as Bath then scored three goals in a very short space of time.
The first came from beating our off side trap with 14 - Josh Hutchison racing clear to send Moore sprawling one way and the calmly slotting the ball home the other way. The second came from McGinty being beaten on the right and a cross on the bye line at the edge of the six yard box was also slotted home by number 14. Number 14 then turned provider with a cross into a crowded area finding a Bath man and hit well first time just inside the right hand post.
With our defence seemingly in disarray we managed to hold on. A rumoured new loan signing from West Brom - Chay Scrivens had a bit of a cameo - very small, nippy, good ball control and confident can sum him up and did go on a nice attacking run late on.
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.