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No time to contemplate

By rwakeley10/4 22:04Tue Apr 10 22:04:01 2018

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Zen moments aside. Twitter seemed to suggest we were rampant - can't ask for more. Chances being created.
Despite scoring goals for fun, could we have been more clinical? Maybe lady luck deserted us. Margate's twitter suggested goal-line clearances and woodwork being struck. Fine margins all round.
Same character Saturday required. With three weeks to go we are still very much alive.
Use this as an increased incentive to get us over the line.
We go again.

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Re: No time to contemplate

By Morgs11/4 00:08Wed Apr 11 00:08:25 2018In response to No time to contemplateTop of thread

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Nasty place to go on a wet Tuesday night.
Margate, Staines and Dulwich all lost as well though.
The newly relocated Tooting Popular Front's messageboard thread on their loss to Tonbridge is entertaining - for those who like watching chimps' tea parties. The sense of self-righteouness and entitlement is stunning. I can't believe Corbyn himself hasn't turned up. Deputy Watson and Mayor Sadiq have.

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Re: No time to contemplate

By John Rogers11/4 12:02Wed Apr 11 12:02:20 2018In response to Re: No time to contemplateTop of thread

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Before last night, it was 1 defeat in 13 league matches since the end of January. A heck of an impressive effort considering the fact that we've had a number of players out of action during that time.

It's still very much in our own hands but even if we happen to end this season 6th and being beaten on Tuesday night at Uxbridge, it's still been one of the most memorable seasons in my 23 years of regular attendance - and in terms of entertaining football, possibly the best.

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Re: No time to contemplate

By ChrisHFC11/4 14:53Wed Apr 11 14:53:47 2018In response to Re: No time to contemplateTop of thread

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No sign of rain at Lowestoft yesterday - the match started with a hazy, setting sun, and the local concern was of the match being abandoned through fog. Certainly foggy when I drove home this morning - visibility no more than about 300 yards for about the first 20 miles, and foglights needed as far as Newmarket.

Several things transpired against us - a pitch that needed cutting and rolling (probably been too wet to do either), a referee that turned down three or four good penalty claims by us, our defence having little more idea of defending than we did against Worthing, particularly for the goals, and our playing a team who were much more secure defensively than Worthing, and who appeared to want the points more than we did collectively on the night.

Yes, we created more chances than Lowestoft, but apart from a Rian Bray header from a corner early on that was headed clear by a defender at least two feet in play, and a late header by Casey that was just too high, the only player to really threaten to score was Zak, who not only scored with a stunning left-foot strike, but had three or four other good attempts beaten away by the keeper. Given that he was our player involved in at least two of the penalty claims, it's hardly surprising that he was booked for dissent.

Lowestoft did their fair share of attacking, but tended to badly overhit their crosses. Having said that, both their scorers were left unmarked, and gave Tom no chance with their shots.

Please note that this is purely a personal view of last night's match, the views of other Hendon attendees may differ.

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