Couldn't make it today, but will be going Tuesday.
Were we unlucky to concede a late penalty?
How did we play overall?
Any chance of a brief report?
Frustrating to watch, Weston nothing special although Rob pulled off a super save, Louie spent a lot of time on his own up front then got substituted so at times there was NOBODY up front, decent crowd, the penalty was deserved.
We played some lovely stuff from 2nd half kick off till sending off. Hector no.11 excellent. Please give louie some support up front at times tho Mr Bird
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Our performance was little different from previous outings,
flashes of decent football at times but then lost possession and
misplaced passes letting us down.
They posed little threat even when we went to 10 and we defended
well giving little away,i feel we can win the replay as they looked
lacking a cutting edge,although the same can be said of us.
I felt taking LOUIE off was a mistake,he was keeping two defenders
busy but after he went off they were able to push unhindered
further up the pitch as we were unable to construct any meaningful
The sending off and the penalty were correct decision by the referee,
so did anyone hear a K'S supporter verbally abusing him as he left
the field,if he puts that in his report the club may be in trouble.
Poor ref took 4 fouls from their No. 7 before he got booked, Gerry commits 2 fouls and gets sent off!
Agreed about how long it took him to book their number 7, but both of the bookings for Jerry were definitely the correct decision.
I thought that Jerry played well for most of the match, but he started to struggle as soon as they brought that tricky winger on and it resulted in both of his bookings and he also won their penalty.
I felt that it was a game where there wasn't really much in it between the two sides. The perhaps shaded the forst half, but we started the second half very well, might have had a penalty for the challenge on Hector as he was shooting and deserved our lead by the time we scored (was a nicely worked goal as well).
The sending off did change the game completely in their favour, but I felt that they were starting to take control of the game after we scored. I feel that it was a combination of us dropping deeper after the goal and that they started to get a lot more joy out wide after making their substitutions.
Overall a draw was probably just about the right result, but it probably should have been a defeat as their late disallowed goal looked perfectly fine from what I saw. Whilst it was disappointing to concede a late goal I did feel that there were some encouraging signs from the performance and that hopefully we've now turned a corner.
Tuesday is now a massive game for the club and based off the weekends game we really do have a good chance of progressing. Hopefully the draw later today for any potential opponent is a kind one!
Also I thought that Hayden was a bit slow with substitution after sending off, brought on Cooper who only lasted minutes. Could then have moved Cook across to right back and brought in Harrison at Left sided Centre back. Tutu was outstanding and Louis isn't getting involved enough.