Carlisle a step up from recent opposition. Early days but Vaughan a bit isolated and can’t really get feeney into the game. May be worth putting him wide at some point as his best position is out wide putting crosses in
A fantastic result against a decent team. It was very tight throughout, but I think we played the better football and had more genuine quality and deserved the victory.
It was a complete contrast to a lot of recent games due to the standard of the opposition, but it was good that we stuck to our passing game in the periods when we were struggling to create, and did not resort to long balls, and the defensive performance of the whole team in the second half was excellent.
CBT had a quiet game by his recent standards, but still produced the quality to win us the match in the ten minute spell at the start of the second half. However, as suggested by Sparky, I thought Clarke and Spearing were our men of the match with countless blocks and interceptions.
James Vaughan also deserves a special mention. He was feeding on scraps at times tonight, but some of his hold up play and lay offs were excellent, and he also did great work defensively to help repel their endless long throws and balls into the box.