Not sure what to make of the opening 20 mins, awful for the most part by us. Correct decision on the Taylor incident, he made the most of it but there was no punch thrown. Luckily for us the ref did bottle sending Puddy (who is a bag of nerves and has been shocking so far) off, given the law says it's a red for handling outside the box.
That was attritional! First 20 were a complete shower, neither team is defending, both keepers could have been sent off, Puddy keeps getting himself in trouble charging out of his area like he's Maneul Neuer and sooner or later someone is going to see red. I can't call it right now, it's no one is control the game, rather it's going end to end, favouring whoever has the momentum. If we can hold possession and slow the game down a bit we should be okay, but anything can happen when it's this chaotic.
Puddy 3 - shocking first 25 mins, he's calmed down and he almost lost us the whole season with some irrational decision making Brown 7 - looks solid. Their winger (McCreath) is tricky but bar two runs he's looking good. Parkes 6 - dominant in the air but the pace of their strikers is troubling him McChrystal 6 - looked a bit nervy in first 20 minutes but a solid match so far Lockyer 6 - Keep thinking that Leadbitter would have been good given their pacey strikers. Looks OK
Gosling 5 - yet to get into it but looks like he can create if given a run Lines 8 - confident and dangerous. Big player for us in the second half Mansell 6 - haven't seen much but that could be a good thing Monkhouse 6 - done OK, troubling their rightback when the ball is in the air
Ellis 7 - looks threatening but needs to run a bit more Taylor 6 - looks threatening by why did he not keep going when through on goal