All down the winning the midfield contest for me. Just glanced on the Harrow forum, one poster thought it was entertaining. Football does certainly divide opinions. I thought the overall standard was very poor. Maybe a tad fatigued. The players trudged off, not much in the way of lightness. Understandable if so. At the end of the day we won, and you have to grind certain games out. A lot of credit for that.
I was surprised with Harrow. Injuries aside, I expected regimented banks and lots of neat one-twos and short passing.
No fire-power, Ewington missing. I was impressed with the lad Uche. To me, a bit square peg, round hole. I get the impression from Harrownet that the lad has played midfield. It all sounds a bit familiar.
On that point, David Wright over on FB recently put out the notion that the league may take some time to settle due to the Covid lay-off. He maybe Wright! Looking in early doors, I do think sides are struggling to gain any traction.
I thought we won because we won the midfield, hopefully learning from Dorchester. The increase in bookings and the Ref's constant warnings against our lads suggests to me we are getting more physical, which for me is a huge positive.
Alongside Uche, I thought Bayley was the standout. Clearly, the lad is improving. He reminds me of Stephane Unpronounceable under James. He drove me up the wall. Viera, game-changing runs forward one week, nothing the next. Again, in my view, against certain sides you can see him doing potentially very well. I think there is a certain horses for courses about him. I think finding the right match-up in midfield for Lee is going to hurt his head the most.
Well done to the lads for sticking to the task. A win changes the wind conditions. A more positive climate.
From a Harrow point of view, I thought we looked to get the ball down and play a bit, probably due to the surface. Uche has played CB, CM and now RB. Very much filling in for where gaps have appeared. We do have a number of injuries and Covid hitting the squad. O’Connor made his return upfront for us after an injury lay-off. Very much needed as 3 other strikers were unavailable. 3 defenders were also unavailable so we were down to the bare bones. Unfortunately O’Connor got injured yesterday too. I thought the game was an even affair, Hendon defending well with Harrow mainly on the front foot. This was obviously because of the opening minute goal. Would have been interesting to see the game had it been 0-0 after 30 mins.
I think both teams will continue to grow. Reckon the league will be quite open this year in terms of teams beating eachother.
Anyone know the 50/50 draw number?