The big difference today was that for almost all the first half and then the last 1/4 hour, we played the ball on the deck. Lovely short, triangular passes that had the visitors mesmerised. That's how we came to score the two goals. But for much of the second half, for some reason, we reverted to the long, high ball and, one again, it was blatently clear to everyone (possibly with the exception of Mr Batch) that we were rubbish at it.
During the spell of 'lob it and chase' Margate started to look like a useful outfit, even though they were lacking any form of finishing power. Then, as we approached the last 15 minutes we once again started to push the ball to feet and we looked good, coming close on several occasions.
Math officials were poor today and on a couple of occasions it looked as if things might get out of hand. Jason Hallett was elbowed in the face and although the ref wouldn't have seen it, the assistant should have done. Then there was an altercation between the Margate giant of a goalkeeper and JH that went unnoticed and, more importantly, unpunished.
Dobbo was deservedly man of the match.