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Whatever was said and done at half-time tonight certainly worked. A match that started so brightly for Hendon had, by half-time, plumbed the depths as far as Hendon were concerned. Peacehaven and Telscombe simply tore us apart, and but for a bit of luck and last ditch defending could have been out of sight. An interval reorganisation back to 4-4-2 (it appeared) provided a highly entertaining and balanced 2nd half and two great goals. 20 points by 8th September - unbelievable but true!
Thanks for the update. I don't claim to know the staff that well - I don't feel the need to do so. I would like to think they have better things to do, so it it is difficult to gauge the personalities of the playing staff. I do enjoy when Dave pops up and contibutes. He appears to take various roles on without much fuss and has been a stalwart and loyal servant. He was making vital blocks again last weekend. Over 200 appearances, his contibutions are, I feel, a tad overlooked.
After two tough games on the road, an invaluable three points - it's a long challenging month.
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No doubt about it, that's the toughest game I've seen us play this season so far. (Missed Met Police, Enfield Town and Kingstonian).
After going ahead and looking the better side for the first 15 minutes or so, we were very much second best from the moment we conceded the equaliser. It was a soft goal to concede, but credit to Mark Knee, the P&T full back for getting forward to nod the ball home. Five minutes later we were 2-1 down, a decent strike, but again, we were slow to close the ball down on the edge of the box. The remainder of the half saw P&T in complete control. Josh Jones, Lloyd Cotton and Jamie Brotherton in particular were outstanding. However, led by Elliott Brathwaite, we dug in and went in just a goal down at the break.
Afterwards, a different game entirely. Playing higher up the pitch and crucially pressing the ball a bit higher, we gradually took control. Leon unlucky not to score with an effort that hit the bar shortly before Seeby netted a superb goal both in execution and build-up. Both sides had chances to win the game, but when Leon's effort was parried into big Dave's path, there was only one outcome.
Fabulous entertainment and a big three points. I think as time goes on this season, P&T will become ever more difficult to take points from. This result should not be underestimated.
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I think most of us feared the worst at half-time, and I certainly felt we were fortunate to only be a goal down.
But credit to everyone for the bounce back in the second half - a superb performance by all, and really showed the character we all know this squad has.
Excellent finishes for all three goals - Seeby and Big Dave particularly - but it's difficult to single out any one individual. That was a real team effort.
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I think first half we were poor rather than them being any good, yes it was a good win but it was against a side who have one point away from home all season. The rocket that Gary fired up the team's collective arse at half time worked a treat, and we were excellent second half.