Written by kirsikka
What can you say about that? Lucky to go in a goal up at half time in a scrappy 45 that nobody really deserved to lead and completely second best in the second 45 and lucky to come away with a point.
The patterns of play were often missing, with misplaced passes compounding the lack of usual fast play. One quick break with over and under lapping runners in place was baffling brought to a halt by Anthony choosing to put his foot on the ball rather than keep the movement going.
Parker has again been unable to influence a match with his subs. That’s a concern.
We’re still up there and an away point against a top eight side is still decent. However, the performance was poor. Hopefully, we can get back on track at the weekend.
Lerma – All over the pitch in the first half. Not as dominant in the second but still did well. Plus an incredible clearance near the end.
Stacey – Showed the weekend was an aberration. Kept trying to get forward again, which was good
Room for improvement:
Kilkenny – A few early good passes aside, didn’t look in the game at all.
Lowe + Anthony – Equally ineffectual. Didn’t provide an effective outlet throughout the whole match.
The Jekyll and Hyde Award:
Mepham – Looked very good first half. Look all over the shop in the second.
A final word on the co-commentator. I always wonder what Willo did in training when he was assistant manager at AFCB since he doesn’t seem to have anything in the way of tactical insight. I hope he gets well soon though if the alternative will be Jo Tessem. An irritating presence and I’m not sure he has ever watched us play under Parker based on some of his comments. There has to be someone better available?
Man of the match against Millwall
Losing the left side of our defence has had quite an impact these last few games…
We scrapped a point against a slightly above average Millwall side… Didn’t see the game but a common theme is Mepham’s second-half showing. Cahill looked about 80yrs old chasing Afobe’s dust for their goal so I doubt we’re likely to see Cook playing alongside him.
The sooner we get both Kelly and Zemura back the better and we can get back on track… We’re playing poor but we’re still picking up points and more importantly, the others are also still dropping points as well…
Not a disaster tonight but Cov on Saturday in terrible forecasted conditions will be a completely different prospect… Need to up the energy levels again…