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Double over Leiston

By dw5/3 01:07Sun Mar 5 01:07:56 2017

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Full marks to the team today. Trailing to a side with seemingly far greater financial resources, we turned around a difficult situation playing attractive incisive football to emerge worthy winners. The midfield combination of Harper Ball and Cole outclassed Leiston's midfield providing the type of service to the forwards that is so vital. Injuries in defensive positions are of course unfortunate, but a monumental effort by everyone at the back and some incredible saves by Tom Lovelock secured the points.

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Re: Double over Leiston

By Deadman5/3 08:53Sun Mar 5 08:53:45 2017In response to Double over LeistonTop of thread

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Tom Lovelock in goal was superb. Crucial saves...one of which prevented us going 2-0 down.

Not everything came off for Kezie up front but his hold up play was really good which allowed us to get up the field and play around him.

Agree about the midfield....all very good. As the game wore on, we seemed to get stronger, with James Harper keeping the shape. Ball and Barrington were full of running.

Keegan's goal was passed into the far corner and was a class finish. Our second was the finish to a fine passing move which completely opened up their defence. Reis is adaptable and seems to be able to play anywhere in the front three.....good player.

In all, a thoroughly committed performance and I think we deserved any luck that was going.

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Re: Double over Leiston

By Lamb_n_flag5/3 20:03Sun Mar 5 20:03:07 2017In response to Re: Double over LeistonTop of thread

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Some very good performances yesterday, but I think my MOM has to be Tom Lovelock. Let's have another resolute performance like that on Tuesday night!

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Re: Double over Leiston

By rwakeley5/3 21:19Sun Mar 5 21:19:24 2017In response to Re: Double over LeistonTop of thread

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No denying the lads have bottle - comparable to the lad Bellew, enjoying a scrap. It doesn't have to be pretty.
We won the opening fixture last month and failed to kick on. Looking in isolation at our remaining fixtures, I remain upbeat.
Having just looked at Billers we have to improve ten-fold Tuesday. I personally thought our performance at their gaff was poor. Their first three crosses resulted in goals - Schoolboy defending. The game was over in half an hour. We have to defend all over the pitch, stop the crosses, they had the freedom to cross at will. We have to defend around the box, not just crowd players leaving others in acres of space. We have to tackle at SJP - it's a dying art form. Players just cut in direction - Arjen Robben would have a ruddy field day!
I presume we will change our stance up front. We need to occupy their centre-halves. I still don't think we have best utilised our front line, yet to see a defined partnership.
Ball looks the chief playmaker, great movement. Barrington looks the part, an athlete.
I feel for the Gaffer, the injuries are persistent - we appear to pick up a lot of problems at training. I don't know if anything is in that other than my personal paranoid ideology.
We have obvious areas of concern which cannot be resolved consistently through traditional graft. Importantly, I maintain there is significant room for all-round improvement.
Keep at it.

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