Welcome back as we are slowly coming to the end of the season as we still fight for the play offs and where every point now matters more than ever if we are to get in to the play offs. We do have somewhat of a midfield crisis as we struggle with suspensions and injuries. I have also turned down a couple of interviews as I felt they were not right and are not the right direction I would want to go in.
Adam Le Fondre:
We have brought in quite possibly our final signings of the season. Le Fondre has finally agreed to join us after a very long time of tracking him and trying to persuade him to join. He is a player who I have faith in and believe he will do well for us. Alex is the other player to join us which may seem an odd one with the formation we play but he gives us an option if we switch formation but he can also play up front and with his pace will come in handy and he can also play just behind the strikers which we may work on with him so he can get more minutes.
A pretty poor youth intake as usual for this level with the odd gem in there. Greg Fazackerley is the best of the bunch and is a centre back so we will look to get him tutored and leave him to develop and in a year or two bring him in and around the first team and try and loan him out for first team experience.
Hartlepool – Away – League – 16th V 8th
A dominant first half from us but we was unable to make the breakthrough until early in the second half when Linganzi lays it off to Adams on the edge of the box who fires it in to the top corner. Linganzi gets our second again scoring from outside of the area and drilling it in to the bottom right corner.
Cambridge – Home – League – 7th V 23rd
Enobakhare gives us an early lead after Trotter slides a ball through the defence to him and he squeezes it past the keeper from a tight angle at his near post. Walsh doubles our lead with a lovely solo run down the right beating 3 defenders and cutting in to curl it past the keeper in to the far corner (Very Riyad Mahrez like…). Linganzi gets our third with Le Fondre playing a ball over the defence for Linganzi who slides it under the keeper.
Port Vale – Away – League – 12th V 6th
A tight first half with both teams having decent chances to take the lead but neither could convert until the second half. Port Vale are the ones to break the deadlock when they take a quick free kick short to Agyei who’s open on the edge of the box to fire past the keeper. Port Vale get a second when they whip a cross in to our box and Agyei rises highest to head home.
Grimsby – Home – League – 6th V 16th
We take the lead thanks to Adams after he plays a one two with Enobakhare inside the area and then curls it past the keeper in to the bottom right corner. Ennis wraps up the win in the second half after a deflection in the box falls to him and he taps it home.
Oldham – Away – League – 21st V 5th
McLaughlin gets a straight red in the fifth minute for a sloppy tackle to give us a massive challenge to get anything to from the game. Oldham take the lead when Zabret comes for a free kick but misses it and they score a header in to an empty goal. Campbell-Young gives away a penalty and receives a second yellow sending us down to 9 men and they convert the penalty straight down the middle. Doukara makes it 3 when he gets on the end of a cross and volleys it past Zabret.
Crawley – Home – League – 6th V 2nd
Crawley get the opening goal after Burgess stumbles on the ball giving the chance to Collins who robs it off him and slots it under the keeper. Ennis gets our equalizer by getting on the end of a ball over the top from Comley and putting it across the keeper in to the far corner. Collins turns provider laying it off to Cox who’s open at the far post to tap in the winner.
A couple of frustrating games in which we dropped points and didn’t help ourselves. McLaughlin gets himself a straight red for one of his usual tackles meaning we had to climb a mountain to beat Oldham which we eventually lost 3-0. I feel we could of got at least a draw from the Port Vale and Crawley games but on both occasions we didn’t turn up. On the plus side we are still in the fight for the play offs and are outside of them by one point. Hopefully our new boys Le Fondre and Kiwomya can help us in the remaining games to secure a play off spot. The games against Hartlepool and Cambridge were really pleasing as we were really dominant and deserved the wins. Will we still be here next season? Who knows. Will we bring anymore players in? Maybe one but I doubt we will. On to the final 8 games.
Thanks for reading.