to Nirvana, a tough place to go. Somewhere I have never picked up any points as
captain Josh Melling made a welcome return and was the only personnel change
from our last game.
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.
went 1-0 down through a massive deflection in the first 10 minutes.
sort of things canít be helped but we were just hoping it didnít knock us too
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Tuesday night, short trip to Boston Town. Nice!