We are back from a crazy cup game against West Ham which we came from behind to win in injury time. We now return to league action with also a game in the Checkatrade Trophy and the next round of the EFL away at Leicester! Hopefully we can kick on from that and have a good start to the season to build upon.
Charlton – Home – League – 9th V 18th
Hugill gets us off to a good start when he gets on the end of a ball from Kuhl and he has time to control and place it past the keeper. Ennis doubles our lead with a powerful strike from the edge of the area which flies in to the top corner. Charlton pull one back early in the second half with a tidy finish in to the bottom corner. They get the equalizer after they pass through our defence and curl it past the keeper from just inside the area.
Carlisle – Away – Checkatrade Trophy – 1st V 4th
Carlisle get the opening goal when they score at the second attempt after our keeper got down well to save the first effort. We get the equalizer with Nyambe getting on the end of a whipped ball in from Forster-Caskey and heads it home. Le Fondre puts us in front just before half time when he tucks it past the keeper from inside the area. Carlisle pull level seconds in to the second half when a mix up in defence leaves them free to score in the 6 yard box. They get a third after our keeper comes out and misses the ball and they poke it in to an empty goal. Carlisle get a fourth with a headed finish from a free kick in to the bottom corner. Kiwomya pulls one back for us when he runs in to the box and fires past the keeper at his near post. We get a late equalizer after we win a penalty which Nugent steps up and converts straight down the middle. We win the game on penalties.
Swindon – Away – League – 1st V 11th
We score first with Satka rising highest at a corner and heading in to the back of the net. Le Fondre gets our second after Forster-Caskey squares it to him on the edge of the box and he smashes it past the keeper in to the top corner. Forster-Caskey then turns goal scorer when he scores a 30 yard screamer in to the top corner leaving the keeper no chance. Trotter gets a fourth when he tucks it home from close range.
Bradford – Home – League – 4th V 10th
We take the lead minutes before half time with Forster-Caskey squaring the ball to Hugill who fires it in. Bradford have a penalty saved which turned the tide in the game and gave us more momentum. Kuhl gets our second with a curling free kick in to the top corner to wrap up the points.
Rochdale – Away – League – 21st V 3rd
Enobakhare gets the opening goal when he curls it past the keeper in to the far corner from just inside the area. Kuhl scores our second when he scores from 30 yards taking a slight deflection on the way to beat the keeper. Rochdale get a foot in the game with a goal around the half hour mark, scoring from the edge of the area. Rochdale get the equalizer from inside when they poke it under the keeper.
Leicester – Away – EFL Cup 3rd Round
We take a shock lead when their defender heads a cross in to his own goal. Leicester pull level with an effort rebounding off the post and falling to Niang to score in to an empty goal. Ennis gets a second for us shooting from inside the area which sneaks under the keeper in to the back of the net. Leicester equalize again scoring from a penalty which they put in to the bottom corner. Leicester get the winning goal in extra time when they cross a ball in to the box to Okazaki who pokes it in.
We are in good form and are playing superbly. We put up a massive fight against Leicester and were unlucky to lose and on another day could of beat them. We are up in the play off places and were briefly top of the league during a game but we bottled it. We are still dominating a majority of our games which says something about the quality of players we have and how they fit the system we are playing. I am feeling more confident about the season as we go on beating teams and playing some good football. The only negative is we are still conceding sloppy goals which is annoying but we will sort the problem out over the season.
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