One incident that I thought was worth a mention. A superb turn and forward pass by Ennis set Galloway free in acres of space down the left. Unfortunately, the referee decided to stop play and book the defender rather than play advantage.
Credit where it's due, RL varied his tactics to good effect last night and we should have won. Early days but I see us challenging this season.I think we'll continue with the high press against League One teams where defenders are not so comfortable on the ball and liable to lose it under pressure.
The Swansea centre-backs were too clever and beat the high press and bypassed our strikers and midfielders with one pass.
Once we retreated 20 yards in the second half we plugged the huge gap in midfield between Randell/back 3 and Mayor, Grant, Ennis and Hardie.
Was happy with what I seen last night and the thought with Randells display last night was how to accomadate him in the team assuming Houghton will be first choice for the position he was playing. The thought was there to move him into the Grant/Camara position. Thoughts?????
Security was ott.i can understand being waved down with a wand. But my dad a pensioner took his wallet out only for the security to then open it up and look through it . Was very shocked and disappointed by this and found it went past the bounds of acceptable behaviour
Was the guards by turnstiles 9-12 Lyndhurst. Did anyone else have this happen to them . Also my wallet was not checked .
Yeah it was a little strange . I can understand a new company wanting to do a good job . Just think they may have crossed the line with my dad and the opening of his wallet .Will see how it goes on friday for BoroI was in the Mayflower and there weren't even stewards at the turnstiles. But a friend was in the Lyndhurst and said he had quite a heavy pat down. Odd.
Tbf , I was very critical of his 1st half performance but have to agree that his 2nd half was much better. Did make me wonder if being out of earshot of Lowes coaching advice while on the pitch allowed him to play his own game.Lots of positives. Surprised by how good Dan Scarr was alongside an equally dependable looking player in Wilson. Saying that, they weren't really tested. Yet, I thought Scarr looked excellent. Absolute monster in the air and a composure when in possession, which I didn't expect based on comments from Walsall fans. As per a previous comment I've seen on here, he's like a right footed Sonny Bradley.
Edwards was fantastic in creating several chances early on. Galloway is clearly a decent player although he still looks like he's trying to work out his role and get used to the team. Hopefully we sign him up.
Loved seeing Randell & Law. First time I've seen Law and I haven't seen enough yet because in patches I was wandering if he was ready for this standard, but his second half performance was terrific. He's very skillful and very quick to start a move from out wide. Certainly, he looks very crafty and clever going forward. I'm intrigued to see how he fares defensively as I thought on a couple of occasions he got drawn to the ball and left his man out wide in acres of space. Looked a tad naive/raw. Randell an upgrade on Fornah in that he moves the ball forward. Clearly, this was not an instruction by Lowe to Fornah as per what some on here said before (to keep the ball ticking side to side). Randell is a proper footballer.
Mayor was Mayor, flattered to deceive and lost possession for the goal. I want to say the same about Hardie when it comes to sharpness in front of goal, but he did score a goal (one he couldn't miss).
Looking at that side I feel that we need a player who will run at the opposition, a Ruben Lamieras or an Ousmane Dembele type player. A dribbler, someone off the cuff who will beat a man and shoot or cross. He might just be a substitute, but I think we need that magic card. A bright young Prem loanee maybe? I also think we need an older head uptop to gives us a 4th option uptop & perhaps someone who is a target man. Glenn Murray would have been perfect. Potentially another midfield player? Although Houghton is still to come in and Randell is clearly ready to be a back-up. Otherwise, that team is better than last season for me. Lacking some squad depth which is most definitely a worry however.