We must've had about 90% of the possession and couldn't do anything with it!
For me this was worse than Saturday, not in the fact that we played badly, cause we didn't, just that Tilbury were even worse than Arlesey!!
Everything going down the wings was good, we've obviously learned to play a bit wider now. But Tilbury protected their penalty area so well that once we got within feet of it they had six men behind the ball everytime.
All long balls to Jay or Nicky were closed down by three men again like Saturday and when we did play it on the floor we did everything but score.
Ricky's injury looked quite bad, something in his shoulder or collar. We didn't have Glen on the bench so Adam Holmes, (a leftback) goes in goal for the second half.
Can't see what really happened for their first, it seemed to deflect of Adam's legs back to their Striker who just outpaced the defence and hit home.
Their second was a bit special though, a good strike, but we shouldn't have allowed him to run across the face of goal like that. Someone, anyone, should've put their foot in.
Thought Leon played really well today, and Jay and Nicky and Dobbo. Clyde wasn't his normal self though, but still received the MotM award.
For now we really need to work on breaking down those rock-hard six man defences. Without Ryan we don't have the classy midfielder to put the perfect through ball past the backline, any attempt today was thwarted.
Ricky could be out for a while so Glen will have his chance, and we still won't have a sub Goalkeeper! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
Think we're realising now how much we're missing Ryan Edgar though. We didn't close Tilbury down quick enough, especially in Midfield and their long ball onto the pacy Striker worked twice. The defence also need to learn how to head or at least clear a ball first time without letting it bounce! That really got on my nerves, seeing the centrebacks let the ball bounce then tap it to each other or back to the 'Keeper - It should be headed back out to the waiting winger so we can keep up the attack!! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />
Many positives from today, apart from the scoreline and Ricky's injury. We just need to learn how to break down the opposition and give them no time on the ball for the counter attack.
Have to mention the Referee - How inconsistant was he? Two minutes in and Dobbo is fouled in the area and the Referee waves play on because he doesn't wanna give us the upperhand so early in the game! Two minutes from the end, while we're 2-nil down the same thing happens again outside the box and he actually decides to give us the chance!!! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />
Hopefully, some of our injuries will recover over the week and we'll have some key players back for Fakenham! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
Good attendance of 519 though, that'll put some extra pounds in the pot. But I make out we've slipped down to 11th in the league now.