How the hell can we play like a proper football team for 30 minutes and then so completely fall apart ?
That first 30 minutes was pretty good, in my opinion, but you just knew we needed to make our domination count. We should have been at least 2 and possibly 3 up by the break and I got the distinct impression that Scarborough weren’t up for it today. So what went wrong ? We started to drop to their level, but we couldn’t stop there could we? Oh no, we had to drop way below that level, all the way to the Sunday leagues, it seemed. Their No.7 must have thought Christmas had come early: time and time again we gave him enough space and time to cause total panic. The longer the game went on, the more desperate and panicky we looked. The only consolation was that they were so bad that they couldn’t take full advantage of our generosity.
And there lies the rub – Scarborough were poor, just like Accrington and Forest Green, but we don’t seem capable of beating their like. How many times have we seen opponents’ wide players having far too much space and time? How often have we seen our entire defence sucked towards the ball like magnets? How many balls to an unmarked far post?
Finally, I’m very worried now for next week – if Notts County have any idea how we’re playing lately, they must be feeling very confident of not just beating us, but taking us to the cleaners.
Anyway, rant over. But I’ll turn up next Saturday more in hope than expectation.