Cheshunt - FA Cup
Well that was very enjoyable yesterday - certainly our best performance of the season so far, kept going for the full 90 minutes - just need to ensure we defend for the full 90 minutes too, seemed to switch off at the end of each half - and ensure we don't pick up silly unnecessary bookings.
Pick of the goals for me was Mayo's - his run into the box left the Cheshunt defenders chasing shadows and it was an excellent finish across the keeper into the top corner. Karl got the rewards his efforts so far this season have deserved with two goals and an assist, and I doubt Kezie has had many goals that were quite as close range as the one yesterday. Great to see Niko on the scoresheet too.
Another very good attendance with 257 there - last time we played Cheshunt in the FA Cup we had 182 on a Sunday at Vale Farm. Hopefully any first time visitors will have liked what they saw and come back again.
Was also good to see the bar well populated before the game - don't know about afterwards as we left straight away.
Here's to a kind draw in the next round (for personal reasons I could do with us being drawn away to somewhere in easy reach of Biggleswade!)
Re: Cheshunt - FA Cup
"I smell youth - vintage youth" - Joss Ackland, (before he started singing with the Pet Shop Boys)!
Ideal fixture for the lads to express themselves.
Our squad an eclectic mix of youth and experience. The old guard fighting for their places.
The lad Cole is coming on and the Watford lad clearly destined for greater things. This youth as pedigree and as with Alfie and Tingey it is already hallmarked and has pedigree.
We should seriously consider banning all away scouts from SJP. But for all its obvious potential it is raw and stronger physical sides pose differing challenges. Plenty of options, in both personnel and tactics.
I personally advocate issues with the formation and whether as to if it was a pre-concieved notion or one chosen more to the individualism of the preferred personnel. I'm not sure all players are suited and/or an optional Plan B is in situe. Still issues on the tackling, I have a theory. I heard Jeremy Lawrence bellowing praise at the lad Maclaren from the stand. He hasn't given away many free-kicks. I maintain the younger players need to focus on this area. A bit impetuous - but very promising. Unbeaten in four.
Re: Cheshunt - FA Cup
Very decent all round against far from the worst opposition we'll play this season.
Sack the 50/50 seller please.