I'm not going to say too much but this was a really poor performance with arguably our best XI so far this season (admittedly most would agree that Gilly would be in that XI, as would I). The game was fairly even in the first half with Magowan having a chance after 2 minutes following good play from Do. In fact, this would prove to be probably our best chance of the game. We fell behind in injury time in the first half when the smallest player on the pitch headed home for Synners from about 3 yards out. The second half was a complete non-event from a Marske point of view with Synners dominating the game and scoring a further 2 goals. In my opinion they were a decent side who played football in the right way and had some decent players (Newby impressed me) as well as a number of players missing (Liddle, Bettson, Blyth only on the bench). However, I can't see them finishing any higher than mid-table. Unfortunately, on tonight's showing, Marske won't be anywhere near mid-table.
If I'm really honest, some of the decisions made tonight baffled me. With Yale, Keo and Tommy playing we really had no-one happy to play out wide, which Keo did but to no great effect in my opinion. Then, when Curtis was injured I couldn't understand why we brought Dekka on when Ryan was on the bench. Unfortunately, asking Dekka to play right back back-fired badly as their second goal came from their left and he conceded the penalty for the third goal.
All in all it was a game to forget and the team has to pick itself up for Saturday's home game with Celtic Nation. Looking at our next 6 games, there are some very tough games to come (Dunston, Bishops twice, West and Whitley Bay), so we need to make the most of Saturday's game and secure a much needed 3 points.