Yes, sorry John, there were connectivity issues with Livescores throughout the first half. Perhaps, as it turned out, ignorance would have been bliss.
Very promising first half where we could and probably should have been 3-0 up.
Totally inept in the 2nd half - what was in the half time drinks?
Not a good game, not a good performance and not a good attendance....but at least we didn't pick up any red cards!
We were left to rue the missed first half chances but it was also our defending that let us down. The Met took their chances well and did just enough to snuff us out. They actually finished the game fairly comfortably as our lightweight midfield (Bettache and Short in the middle towards the end) couldn't get on the ball.
So back to square one again it seems. Somehow we've got to start keeping some clean sheets because we've only had two in the league so far. Only when we manage that, will we start to climb the table.
Re: Met Police
One win in six at home. Fair to say that our midfield disintegrated in the second half. Going in search of retrieving the situation hit yet again on the counter-attack. Underlying fragility exposed. The players looked subdued. Very poor quality, nothing down the flanks. Poor finishing.
What I find disturbing is that there's one or two stalwarts from last season of whom don't look at the races.
Weather that is indicative of the overall complexities or as to if they are part of the problem remains to be seen.
Everybody needs to pull their socks up and dig in. The Gaffer stated in his notes that he is on the look out for additions. It really isn't easy for him.
Keep plodding away - no pun intended.
Re: Met Police
First half was okay, as Mike Cox says, we should have gone in comfortably ahead at the break. However there was a lack of conviction in the finishing. It was pretty clear at 0-0 that both sides were short of confidence and that the first goal was likely to be scored by the eventual winners.
We didn't really get to grips with the two Met wide men, and their finishes were far more clinical and crisp than anything we mustered, unfortunately. Once behind, we looked beaten and a bit devoid of ideas. Confidence is brittle. When things are going well, as against Leatherhead, we look excellent, however we don't have that resilience in adversity that we had last season - not entirely surprising with O'Leary being the only member of the spine of that team currently available.
Time to work hard, graft and battle. Off the pitch we need to stick together too. Last season was last season, it's all about the here and now. Tuesday sees a distraction from league football. It would be good to get a decent number of fans down to give the boys some much needed encouragement.