22/02 Match Report Dumping Area

E10rifle

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For all the games without a match thread. Or any thread whilst the game was actually happening.

Anyhoo, not much to say about another dismal meeting of two abysmal sides in E10. Enjoy checking out the goals later - all four come from hilariously ‘defended’ set pieces that would have disgraced Hackney Marshes.
 

Bottega Don

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Our games was an awful game between two horrific sides, the conditions didn't help but the quality was so poor. We were very bad but thankfully FGR were even worse.
 

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2-2 draw and as mentioned all 4 goals scored from set plays which resembled Hackney Marshes defending.

Draw was a fair result between two bottom eight sides going nowhere fast and in need of a shake up in terms of players.

At least Danny johnson is off the mark for us at least.
 

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Sounded much better from us in the first half today, with two goals of quality on a complete bog of a pitch which had two inspections to pass as playable. The second half seemed like a complete grind and we had to really dig in for the entirety of it but very pleased to come away with all three points to keep ticking over.
 

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Tight game against Mansfield, who'll probably feel a bit hard done by as they had a good few chances. Said chances tended to come from our mistakes though rather than them breaking us down. Owen Evans with two great 1 on 1 saves, the first against Nicky Maynard was fantastic.

Ultimately, we scored from the only real quality of the day when Broom put the ball on a plate for Reuben Reid to power a header in.

Tuesday's game against Northampton is now massive. Win that and we're 3 points off autos but, more importantly, we'll have a little breathing space in the playoffs. Exciting times for the Robins.
 

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Our games was an awful game between two horrific sides, the conditions didn't help but the quality was so poor. We were very bad but thankfully FGR were even worse.
Think you’re making it sound a bit better then it was tbh.

We probably aren’t going up I would say.
 

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Very wind-affected game down at the wrong end of the table between Carlisle and Morecambe. Balance of play tended to favour those shooting into the wind, Carlisle with the wind behind them first half struggled to create clear cut chances, but Morecambe took a 2-0 lead via a couple of great finishes after we failed to deal with the first ball. Omari Patrick with his first goal for us having gone for a wind-assisted shot from the edge of the box made it 2-1 just before half-time. Second half, Morecambe were having more trouble with the wind carrying most of their goal kicks and long balls out for a Carlisle goal kick, and we equalised from a headed corner early in the half. From then on we looked most likely to go on a win it but couldn't apply the finishing touch, as well as being thwarted by a couple of good saves.

With most of the bottom third losing, both teams will be fairly satisfied with the point.
 

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Crap game at Crawley too.

I think Stevenage had about sixty per cent possession and did naff all with it. After we scored (a cracker from Bez) it became an away type performance from us. Sit back, absorb pressure and hit in the break. Their keeper made one or two saves and we hit the post twice. Morris made his usual great save but wasn't troubled again.

If Stevenage want to get out of trouble they desperately need to shoot. It might help to have more than one player in the box from corners as well. I don't think I've ever seen such a useless tactic as having one man marking the keeper and everyone else outside the area. Especially as they didn't run into the box when it was swung over.

I think I saw the team going down today. Unlike others I hold no I'll feeling to Stevenage so get no joy from seeing them in this state but it will take a miracle to save them now.

Casey
 

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If Stevenage want to get out of trouble they desperately need to shoot.
Funnily enough against us that’s all they did, soon as they got within 30 yards or so they were having pop shots. That’s why deluded Westley was shocked when asked after our game about their poor performance, “but we had 17 shots and 9 corners was his response” even though they were nearly all long range and a lot of the corners were deflections from those blocked shots.
 

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Funnily enough against us that’s all they did, soon as they got within 30 yards or so they were having pop shots. That’s why deluded Westley was shocked when asked after our game about their poor performance, “but we had 17 shots and 9 corners was his response” even though they were nearly all long range and a lot of the corners were deflections from those blocked shots.
We had a manager like that, Lee Sinnott, consequently our players would shoot from anywhere so the stats looked ok but ignored the fact that a pass or two more may have got us an actual goal or some points now and again.
 

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