A really professional performance. We did not create hatfuls of chances, but I thought we controlled the game and were comfortably the better side. Oldham did not really lay a glove on us. We defended superbly as a team, and that defensive organisation is definitely something that Hill has added since he arrived.
I thought Clarke, Vaughan and Spearing were all excellent again in the spine of the team. Lewis got stuck in and is a good option to have away from home, MacDonald was impressive, and Manny was excellent with both his distribution and defending tonight. Lloyd was a real livewire when he came on.
It emphasises the quality of the squad when we can lose CBT, Woollery and Ferrier and yet there is no drop off in the standard of the performance. Lloyd and Khan are great players to bring off the bench at this level.
Man of the match Jay Spearing, superb with and without the ball.
Into the play off positions and only six points off top. Onwards and upwards.
well played lads think the last time we won 8 was when kingy was in Charge we won 9 in a row can't remember the year think it was in the early 90s, oh said it would be 1-0 had £10 on it get a few bob back. up to 7th, the people who gave mp and np so mutch sh%t when he came aboard have well and truly been shut up. well done Hill and MP
Highly impressive defensive performance. Got the job done with the Vaughan goal and then sat back, didn't panic and restricted them to some long range efforts all game. We could even have doubled it when Feeney's cross outwitted the keeper. I have nothing but praise for the lads over the last few weeks. Amazing results and performances. The team is looking very strong, it's hard to pick a weak point at the moment and as mentioned above, the strength in depth is fantastic. Hill keeps his 100% record and we move onwards and upwards. SWA!!
all i can say is fair play to Daws and Parky, and a Big Fair play to Hill who has been great in the week and a half he has been with rovers, when was the last time a new rovers boss won 3 games all 1-0 not in my life I think lol
I didn't catch any of tonight's game, but it sounds like a comfortable Rovers win. Shame about Woolery's injury, as he's been looking decent recently. Danny Lloyd gets another chance, after the bright start v Wigan, he seemed to fall out of favour a bit.
While it's great that we've made up the lost ground and are now in a play-off spot. Though I can't help thinking what if, had we started the season with a manager with a more positive mindset, we might have taken points from games like Orient and Morecambe and been in an automatic spot. Massive credit to Dawes, Parky and Hill for turning it around getting us into the play-off spots and hopefully more of the same to come.
Thoroughly professional yes. Looks great seeing the table now - only 4 points off automatics is impressive given our awful start and table tightening up as well with Newport having dropped points in last 2 games.
Only slight concern we are not creating as much as we did before - probably down to the opposition but last night for the first time in ages we did not have the majority of the posession and we were a little bit lose in giving the ball away too much. Hill commented on it in his post match interview which again was a good interview - no sound bites just genuine comments.
That said, they only had one genuine chance all night when that early header skipped just past the post and I can't remember when we last looked so solid on defensive set plays.