The new boy James, apparently related to Tony Cottee, does indeed look promising.
As for the Cup tie, a deserved win against at least 13 as the ref and lino on the terrace side were appalling and Sunday league standard, but not as bad as Wembley, who'd had two sent off and eight booked earlier this week and deserved at least half that tally today but were let off. They should have been down to ten men in the first minute for a last man trip 30 yards out, but the ref set his stall out by refusing to give anything. He also failed to send off a visiting player for a 70's style tackle from behind, and the officials also managed to miss at least two punches in the back thrown by the same Wembley player.
As a result we failed or were not allowed to get into a definitive rhythm but were buoyed by Weighty giving us the lead with an 11th minute header. A one goal didn't feel safe enough, though, so James's 53rd minute strike was very welcome and, when Wembley gained some impetus with a triple substitition, James's second in the 86th was the icing on the cake.
Only one team actually tried to play proper football today and got the reward. Well done, lads.
Edited by Swifty, 19 August 2017 - 04:30 PM.