Yeh, I can't argue with the above match report, just about on the nail.
Connor was struggling with the physical side of things, it was a logical substitution and it's nothing the lad should get down about; we had to make a change.
AFC's first goal came from a free kick that should never have been given. I don't know how Greg spilled it but we still had a chance to clear and didn't. The second again, I didn't think it was a save as such, the ball seemed to squirm out of his hands. AFC just overpowered us in the first half, but we hung on coz conceding a third might have killed it. The second half, with Liam on, we looked balanced (had he started would we have won...?) and we played very well. We had chance after chance, hit the bar, couple of shots blocked, couple of great saves from the keeper... But, being 0-2 at HT, can't moan about only getting a point in the end. It was a good point.
And we still don't play down the 'Leaky Creaky' flank. Why? One moment in the game summed this situation up; we had a player in space on the flank waiting to attack the penalty area and the man in possession turned and played a showbiz ball right across to the other flank and straight to a Tangerine. Mystifying. One short pass and there's a cross going in the box...
The referee and his 'assistants' were abysmal. We had this situation against St. Helens here as well. How is a player, standing still, waiting for a high ball to come down and then having a defender jump over the top of him, committing a foul on said defender? Not backing up, not moving - standing still. And when the EXACT same thing happens again the other way around, he gives the reverse decision? Mystifying.
Digression: Did anyone see Luiz for Chelsea - last man, hauls down Newcastle striker in on goal, gets... a yellow card. At 0-0 as well. Shameful.
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