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Should have had a result at home before this game - but hey ho - we finally get 3 deserved points at home.

Althoug the the crowd was, as some estimated, approx. 360 I quite enjoyed the game this afternoon.

A well taken penalty from Greggors open the scoring after a hand ball decision was given against FGR. It seemed to skim off his head as he went up and the ball made contact with his outstretched arm.

FGR came back into the game with a well taken strike from around the outside of the area that gave Danny no chance from where he was standing.

I always felt that Canvey could go up a gear but they never did, although Canvey still had a lot of posession.

Second half was very entertaining.

I was so pleased when JK (we have two of them now) brought the ball down from his chest and struck the ball sweetly into the back of the net - not a narrow angle but still needed some concerntration. Johnny Keeling was later made man of the match and I wouldn't disagree with that. He seemed to kick start the second half with that goal and Canvey did seem to up the tempo.

Danny Potter yet again made a fantastic one on one save - but other than that I don't recall him having that much to do.

Numerous chances in the second half - how did Greggors miss that header at the far post?

I didn't rate Greggors in the last home game - he won headers but they had no real direction. Today I felt he had a really strong game. He controlled the ball and used it far better. Good display from the rest of the players on the pitch.

Held my breath at the end when FGR had that corner and we seemed to scramble it away - only for JKennedy to stick it in te back of the net from a short Greggors pass - ruled offside.

All in all, a thoroughly entertaining game.

Only weird thing was Cowans taking two of the free kicks - what was all that about?

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Long awaited home win!
We made hard work of it and really should have killed the game off earlier. How Greggors managed to not only miss an open goal from a foot out but managed to almost put it out for a throw on as well! If Lee Boylan had been playing we would have won by more.
Great performance from Jon Keeling today, glad to see he finally played a full game for us.
For once we had a pretty decent ref. Nothing to complain about from him today. He was quite right to award the penalty it was a stupid handball by their defender.

Well done to everyone who turned up today. Great to see some people preferred to watch a live game of football instead of watching the game on TV.
Well done to the Forest Green fans you are real football fans you continue to follow your team dispite your league position and despite the England game. Hope you enjoyed your day if not the result.

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Enjoyed the game today though bloody cold!! Well deserved penalty. From where I was that was the most blatant hand ball I've seen. Agree that Jon played well and hopefully his going off early was only due to a knock and nowt more serious.
Agree the goal differance could have been bigger if Lee had been playing but what the heck we won didn't we??? It just prooves that we can still produce the results without Minto, Bolyan and Chenners. Think we have a strong team. Thought Duffy and Ward played well too.
Well done lads and keep up the good work. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/applaus.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/applaus.gif" alt="" />

See Protheroe scored for Gravesend too.

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Keeling was down injured just before the corner was due to be taken.

I assume he was subbed because there was only two minutes left and he would have had to leave the pitch for treatment, so we would have been a player short whilst their last ditch chance was taken. Although they did catch Keelings ankles a few times during the game.

Thought Duffers had a better game - although this was in part due to Keeling who worked with him on that side and brought him into the game. I still think he is our weakest player on the field.

If we can get a few more wins under our belt in the next 3 games (York, Leigh and Northwich) we should be in a good position in the table.

We then have a difficult period of three games with Hereford, Accy and the shots. So if Mints and possibly Lee are back we can start to build on our mid table position. (On the FGR forum one of their fans over heard Lee say that he would be out for a month) Not sure that Chenners would walk straight back into the squad.

Agree that if Boylan had played today he would have had a very good chance at increasing his current tally - but a win is a win. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/top.gif" alt="" />

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Personally, I think Midgely or Sedgemore are by far weaker than Duffy. I'm sure that if Duffers was left out there'd be a noticeable difference, maybe that's just my opinion....

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Bit nervous at the end there, but hey we're up to 11th place.

Another great save from Danny when it looked a dead cert.

Gavin had bit of a shaky start but got better as the game went on.

I had written Ollie off when we moved up to this level but he is everywhere, involved in the links up, and nicking the ball off their toes. Great stuff around the area.

Well done lads.

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Enjoyed the game today though bloody cold!! Well deserved penalty. From where I was that was the most blatant hand ball I've seen. Agree that Jon played well and hopefully his going off early was only due to a knock and nowt more serious.
Agree the goal differance could have been bigger if Lee had been playing but what the heck we won didn't we??? It just prooves that we can still produce the results without Minto, Bolyan and Chenners. Think we have a strong team. Thought Duffy and Ward played well too.
Well done lads and keep up the good work. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/applaus.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/applaus.gif" alt="" />

See Protheroe scored for Gravesend too.

Prothers has scored a couple already this year, and is proving to be a high quality creative defender.
Your loss is our gain.
Sorry to hear about Lee Boylan. Hope he makes a full and speedy recovery, as do all at Fleet.

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well done lads the first of many

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Made heavy weather of it yesterday but in the end the score could have been 4 or 5-1.

We played some great football at times and certainly it seemed we were getting back to the good old days of last season in the Ryman with our free flowing football.

Thought Ollie had an excellent game. He was so unlucky with that shot he had in the first half that hit the top of the bar.

Greggors had a good game up front. He won the ball well and used it well in tight situations. Not sure how he managed to miss that open goal though!!

Jon Keeling was electric again. He scared the life out of the Forest Green defence and took his goal superbly. It was excellent control and an impressive volley.

In fairness we could have had a hatful. We had one cleared off the line and Ollie struck the bar in the first half. In the second Greggors missed an open goal, Junior had a shot saved by the keeper and Sedgemore had a couple of decent long range efforts and that's not forgetting JK had a goal ruled out for offside.

We were hanging on a bit at the end when Forest Green won a couple of corners but they deserved very little from the game although their equalising goal from Gadsby was quite impressive.

So we're up to 11th and if Ollie had taken that chance against Morecambe last week we could well have been as high as 8th.

After all the doom and gloom of last week things are looking pretty good!

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Don't want to dwell on this too long but it's amazing what an England match can do to our crowds. If England had not been playing we could have expected a crowd around the 600-650 mark so we lost around 300 people yesterday.

In fairness I quite enjoyed the match yesterday. There seemed a bit more atmosphere than usual and it was nice to be able to watch the action from behind both goals.

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I would like to say well done to FGR at no point did they look like a team sitting at the bottom of the table (well as good as) and are not the worst team I have seen in this league, they played some nice football but just couldn’t get the end result (very similar to things we were saying about us a little while ago) and that goal was something very special. A few of the FGR fans asked if we were going to buy the ref a drink afterwards and to be honest we should have done. Allot of decisions went our way but what the hell, it makes a present change; it’s the 1st time it happened all season. But Canvey did make hard work of it but disserved the 3 points. Keeling played fantastic as did Gregory and olie. Sedgemore hasn’t really been as prolific since Minton has gone. he seems to be doing allot of balls that go astray because the other players didn’t seem to get what he was trying to do (usually something fresh with initiative) Minton always understood and kept things going. When he is back I think that is the partnership that is going to make all the difference this year. I saw sedgemore play a few times for Lincoln and he is good and we saw some flashes of that at the beginning of the season when Minton was there, it will be back. Trust me!

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Agree about Sedgemore. He's a quality player but some of our players are just not on the same wavelength as him. Often he hangs on to the ball too long and then gives it away because he hasn't got the options around him and nobody is making a move for him.

He see passes that other players don't see (that quick free kick to set up Lee against Tamworth springs to mind). Certainly he is a quality signing and will get better with every game.

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Anyone got any idea of when Minton's likely to be back? I thought he was meant to be by now...

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I heard Minton say that he thinks he will be to fitness in a couple of weeks, that obviously doesn't mean match fit and at this level am not sure whether he will be put to the reserves to pick up part of that fitness!!

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Was really pleased with the way we played yesterday, shame just over 300+ were there to see it. well done to everyone that did make the effort to watch the lads.

Duffers seems to be getting back to his best but he does need to sort out some of those crosses, to many seem to go behind for a goal kick but atleast he is getting into the right positions.

Johnny Keeling is playing out of his skin, when he plays no team seem to no how to handle him due to his pace. long may it continue.

Two great performances that has seen us collect 6 points and up to 11th in the league. Bring on York

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duffers has been getting some stick and is probably one of the players we talk about most.. but maybe he is talked about the most because he is always in and around the action

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As mentioned I felt Duffers had a fairly good game saturday.

I think this may have been down to the support he had from Keeling who seemed to draw him into the game - IMHO

I take YA's point in Sedgemore and Midgely - I've said previously that I sometimes find Sedgemore "disappears" in the second half.

I think I still scrutinise Duffers because, as someone else pointed out, even when he's in the action - he seems a tad to slow in reacting or his final delivery is poor.

I base this on watching him at a number of games now - I still remember counting duffers making only three runs in the first half against Crawley, but playing extremely well at Exeter.

We had a good overall team game yesterday especially Keeling and don't want to appear negative - especially regarding one player - although I think I may be to late...... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/sad.gif" alt="" />

Looking forward to York - I think it's going to be a close game, but feel we can obtain all 3 points - Duffers playing a blinder and sticking an index finger up at me whilst I sit in the stands. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />




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