....it gave us the opportunity to make it three games unbeaten against the leaders.
just a couple of weeks after winning 4-2 at the same place, it was a different
story this time around as the hosts ran out deserved 3-1 winners.
mix-up between defender and keeper saw the hosts take an early lead.
we found ourselves 2-0 down at half-time and never really threatened the home
long-range third – another which should have been prevented – made it virtually
game over, although Spencer Taylor did manage to lob a neat consolation near
the end for his first goal as a Doughboy.
are a few things to add as a caveat to this defeat though.
Monday against Bedford Town we had a dreadful 20 minutes but grew into the
time the opposition had watched the videos of the two previous games against us
and `did a number on us` and did it well to be fair.
what wasn`t good was the help they received by a dreadful official who had no
control of the game whatsoever and any 50/50 decision went the way of the
really nasty elbowing incident on Jack Cawkill-Robins he reckoned he “didn`t see”
and there was a clear-cut foul on Spencer Taylor seconds before they went
upfield and made it 2-0.
can`t blame the referee totally for this defeat but it seemed King`s Lynn were
determined to beat us today, by hook or by crook!
certainly wasn`t the sort of game that this old man wanted just before
Christmas after the mini stroke!
I am confident we will bounce back after a bit of a break.
strange as it may seem, sometimes you can have too many players and the rules
of the Junior Premier League are that ALL players should get at least 50% of
the game – or as close as possible to that.
we had to make changes for changes sake, whilst they only had 12 so could keep
their shape and momentum.
the traumatic summer we endured though, I am happy to have too many players as
it didn`t look as though I`d be saying that in August!
a great Christmas.