For some spells of the game we resorted to lumping the ball forward in the forlorn hope that our forwards would somehow out-jump the defence and set something up. Of course, nothing came from this tactic. But for much of the time, especially in the second half, we played the ball on the deck and the resulting football was both exciting to watch and always looked dangerous. With a little bit of luck (and some better first touches from some of the Canvey players) we might have scored a hat-full of goals.
Just like last Tuesday, I thought the back four were guilty of too much panic whenever they were under pressure and it was from here that too many long balls were belted anywhere. Too often the ball simply went to a red midfielder who put it back into the danger area. Row Z is a reasonable response when a clearance is done under great pressure, but I felt that with a little bit more composure the defence could have put some more thoughtful balls through to our own midfield. However, the job of the defence is to stop the opponents from scoring and apart from one pathetic free-kick that somehow snook into the bottom corner of the net, that is exactly what they did.
Thought our new signing looked good but I especially liked Danny Heale’s contribution. I think he is going to be a great asset to the team. And what can you say about Wardy? Still a sex God!