what a cracking day for a game of football. nice warm sunshine and a good crowd. not a lot between the two teams in the first half. both teams missing chances. incey the busiest of the two keepers i thought.
their keeper got away with a total howler when unchallenged shouted his ball and he made a right mess of it by dropping it and it looked like it was going in for a goal but he got lucky and it ran out just shaving the post. he did pull a great save off from marty though...
the two centre halve for aycliffe were superb all game. they won just about everything in the air.
second half started with aycliffe the better team and looking more likely to score, they were playing the better football now. it looked only time before they scored and sure enough mellanby i think, did just that to give them a deserved lead.
we had two or three good chances late on but it was one of them games where it wasnt to be for our lads up front.
aycliffe scored a deserved second near the end from byrne, he caught incey off his line with a great chip into an empty net..
thought incey was our man of the match with some great saves btw.
we were beaten on the day by the better team no excuses, but ive got to admit the referee was as bad as ive seen for a long time. there was some good strong tackles going in from both sides but it was us who were going in the book for them..
one in particular in the first half when john jury got booked for a naughty tackle, deservedly booked i thought. but minutes later one of their lads did the same tackle and nothing. inconsistency by the official thats all. very very annoying.
like i say aycliffe deserved their victory....
A fair report on the game tmct, but im concerned why we have played 5 differant left full backs in 7 games, at the spenny and aycliffe games it stood out, both capable players but lacking in fullback defensive responsabilities, in fact against aycliffe it affected our right backs performance.
Is baxter and wraith both injured.?
Addie and brian have got it wrong, that is not the the problem position, there are 3 positions where changes or extra coaching is needed, that is up front and midfield, again that is my opinion, im a supporter and pay my money and have my say.
We have been in the 2nd division for 10 years now and it would be fantastic to gain promotion. as i dont think the 2nd division is as strong as latter years.
Good luck for saturday and im sure the managers will sort our teething problems out.
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