- 8 Sep 2009
- Chris Greenacre
Hopefully the goal gives Morris a boost as on his day we know he’s a good player at this level. Fully expect him to start in place of Walker on Saturday
Yep I do get he has an excellent record. I've just never felt that confident when he steps up. I was urging him to go and pick the ball up again, and take charge while the gamesmanship was ongoing.Could not disagree more to be honest. He has not missed many, if any, for us, prior to today, and it was actually Bradford's gamesmanship that caused him to miss tonight. Hawkes was excellent in the second half.
Thank you, RLC. I will sleep a lot better tonight.I thought it was a deserved victory after an excellent second half performance.
In the first twenty minutes we carried on where we left off on Saturday. We looked very low on confidence and Bradford cut us open at will, with the lack of protection for the back four from the midfield a major issue again. On another day we could have been two or three down in that opening period. However, you could not fault the spirit or workrate of the players, and in the middle of the half we did get a foothold in the game, albeit without looking particularly convincing.
The second half was a huge improvement. We retained the ball much better, played some decent football, and finally got Hendry and Hawkes into the game, both of whom had very good halves. Aside from Cook's header, Bradford rarely threatened and our winner had been coming and was deserved. I think it is impressive that despite the penalty miss we did not buckle, and showed the character that has been lacking for most of the season.
Individually, I thought Walker was classy on the ball, but his lack of legs was still a problem at times. Jennings workrate was fantastic and McGhee again kept us in the game in the first twenty minutes. The two centre halves were pretty solid, and Woods improved at left back after a shaky first half. I was delighted that Morris scored the winner.
That is two wins from four games now under Adkins, and if that ratio continues for an extended period we will be well clear of trouble.
Expect Jolley to be rested then! I'd try him out wide and let Jenno lead, allowing Morris a start him playing near Hawkes could be lethalAdkins was full of praise for Jolley last night so it looks like Dennis might have to wait a bit longer for his chance. Also, what has happened to Norris? He's been out for weeks now. Another crock?
Someone said on Twitter that Norris said to them last night he’ll be another 2-3 weeks yetAdkins was full of praise for Jolley last night so it looks like Dennis might have to wait a bit longer for his chance. Also, what has happened to Norris? He's been out for weeks now. Another crock?
I agree luck was on our side again last night. Certainly first half anyway. Against Accrington their keeper went off injured and they had a man sent off. The penalty wasn’t good luck as it was handball.Still buzzin. Lady luck smiled on us tonight (just like she frowned on us at Crawley). A massive win, if we had lost the pressure on the the team and manager would have been immense. The team responded well to Cookies great goal , and the missed pen. Lets get behind the team and show the league what we can do if we stick together.