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Battling Win in Difficult Conditions
First team manager Jake Stone reports on the 2-1 win against Leicester Nirvana on Saturday.
Battling Win in Difficult Conditions
Published - 10th Mar 20

Away to Nirvana, a tough place to go. Somewhere I have never picked up any points as a manager.

 

Club captain Josh Melling made a welcome return and was the only personnel change from our last game.

 

The game was fairly jam-packed. It wasnít a game with loads of quality, the pitch didnít allow that, but was fairly end-to-end and involved a few debatable decisions for both sides.

 

We went 1-0 down through a massive deflection in the first 10 minutes.

 

These sort of things canít be helped but we were just hoping it didnít knock us too much.

 

The wind was strong as usual and we were against it first half so it made for a tough half. But we were playing well considering.

 

We had a penalty which Haydn Price stepped up, well saved from their big goalkeeper - Iím not too fussed about him jumping 10 feet off the line as those happen and they are never given. But the referee literally stood there whilst the big man was scuffing up the penalty spot for about 5 minutes. It was bizarre!

 

Just before half-time we got our deserved equaliser through Haydn Price, great work from Ryan Lovell to set him and he smashed it in with his side foot from edge of the box. Great goal! It was important to hold on until half-time and we did.

 

Second half, we got the lead maybe 15 minutes in through more great work from Lovell who had a shot and it was spilled to Luis Viera who scored.

 

We came out strong that first part of the half but for the remainder of the half after the goal it was about discipline and all just digging in which all the boys did.

 

I have mentioned the refereeing level a couple of times in my write-ups when results havenít gone our way. This week the poor level has helped us, as Nirvana had a certain penalty. Donít want to be accused of just moaning about it when we lose. But collectively the three were so poor. But this time it went for us.

 

Saying all that, we deserved the three points, we had chances first and second half that could have put us further ahead. But we had to defend well ourselves. Really pleased with everyone on the day, some standout performances from Callam Traynor, George Barnell and Lovell, particularly the latter who didnít score but did everything else to ensure we had three points.

 

Onto Tuesday night, short trip to Boston Town. Nice!

 

Jake Stone

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