Opposition views of the game and the aftermath.
Unfortunately their forum doesn't tell the whole story!
Spitting at someone whether you're a fan or player is unacceptable, I for one did see Crow get spat at by some mouthy prat who was just wouldn't drop it.
Throwing punches is just plain stupid, luckily it was more handbags than brawl otherwise a certain someone would be Refereeing this morning with a shiner!
The Steward with the bloody nose was an accident, despite his claims he was headbutted. He was doing his job and thus come off the worst out the lot of them by the looks of it.
The Wealdstone fans giving it large outside the bar as we got back on the Coach, were just trying to cause more provocation - They need to grow a pair to be honest.
As for the game itself, well as I said above over the full 90 minutes I think Wealdstone deserved it. We were good at times and played some great football, but they were better and knew how to compete. They played just one up front after the sending off and envoked damage limitation for the first half. Canvey hitting the post was their best chance of the first-half. Conceding the free-kick right on half-time gave Wealdstone a major advantage of an even first-half.
Second half Canvey upped their game, but Wealdstone maintained their strategy. Playing five across the back for most of the remainder, they hit Canvey on the break whenever they could. Their little man up front was nippy, but got caught offside a few times. The one time he did get through on goal, he was booked for taking a dive.
Man of the Match, Sean? Thomas pulled off at least three great saves and Canvey had two chances cleared off the line by defenders as they threw everything forward. Attacks were coming from everywhere - Jay Curran, Jason Hallett, Gabriel Fanibuyan, Kevin Dobinson, Robbie King and Chris Moore all had various attempts to get Canvey level. Hallett did 'score' but with his hand. Must mention here that if he'd scored a legit goal, it would've been probably the first time ever I've seen the advantage given to the attacker when going for a 50/50 with a Goalkeeper.
Canvey replaced Jonathan Edwards with Robbie King and Craig Davidson with Greg Cohen as Canvey pushed Leon Gordon up front with Hallett and Curran, whilst Fanibuyan swapped flanks for Cohen to slot in - 3-4-3.
Curran was fouled out on the left by Wealdstone's no. 7, but whilst on the floor Jay lashed out with a boot and caught their man. Jay was shown a straight red card for the violent conduct and their player was booked for the initial foul. Referee gave the advantage back to Wealdstone though and Canvey lost the opportunity.
Five minutes injury time were added on much to Wealdstone's dispair, firstly for Thomas' head colliding with his own goal-post. Secondly for Hallett's head injury when 'scoring' and lastly for Curran's sending off. Canvey had several corners during this period but Wealdstone held on for the three points and now leap-frog Canvey in the League table.
Canvey Island XI: Russell, Everett, Davidson, Halle, Moore, Dobinson, Gordon, Edwards, J. Curran, Hallett, Fanibuyan. SUBS: Cohen, Patten, King, Batch, Bastin.
Personally I think Robbie King should be starting games now. He gives us something extra when going forward and seems very versatile across the middle.
Once again it's a case of doing everything but score, at least we tested the 'Keeper this time.
I think we need to concentrate on playing the 'Canvey' way. First half yesterday we really tore their defence apart at times because we used the full width of the pitch. When we did this we always looked good going forward and with them going down to ten men so early it's something we should've taken advantage of more.
could've gone three at the back a lot sooner in the game, maybe even half-time. With them only playing one up front, we could've brought on Cohen sooner to pack-out our midfield, keeping Leon on the right and letting Gabby have a free role pushing through the middle to meet Hallett and Curran.