A performance was needed and a performance we got. Best I have seen this season anyway.
Dont need to say much because its already been said, Romain and Dowling stood out for me but everybody put a shift in and we seem to have a half decent spine through the team now. I was more than happy with some of the football at times with our midfield trio trying to play and keep possession, if only a couple at the back just rolled the ball into feet a bit more instead of hoofing, bypassing the playmakers and gifting the ball back to the opposition.
Defence didnt have that much to do until we went 3-0 up and United seemed to take their foot off the gas and invite Barrow on. Some dogged defending when needed, Davis and Efete both performing their defensive duties well and superb bombing forward. Balatoni looks fitter and more composed than a few weeks ago, Dowling composed and provides some assurance to the defence, McGinty very good in the air, shame we gave away a stupid bloody penalty as there were no worries until then.
I like the look of Barnes, like Dowling he looks composed and tries to keep possession or at least pass the ball well, indeed our midfield trio were superb and looked a good unit albeit missing some size they were like terriers at times. Young also had a superb game his workrate was superb and all three in midfield look to play. Indeed some of the passing from them in little spells, especially in the second half was surely something to build on. A few supporters were grizzling for us to get rid of the ball, get it up there quicker or not make a pass backwards but I would rather see the measured, composed, ball on the deck, keep possession, pull the opposition about approach. Indeed this created in opportunities during a wonderful second half spell which at least contributed to one of the goals.
Romain is a joy to watch as a fan of a lower league team, he puts in fantastic workrate,wins balls and creates things for himself or is unselfish and does the hard work to help his team mates, knows where he needs to be, reads the game and shows some skills also. Willliams worked hard I felt and considering some were concerned we had two forwards who may be too similar or neither a target foil, then no need to worry as these two both bring something different. At last we have someone up front who actually looks like a centre forward at least, with a bit more luck today both would have scored.
Not getting carried away but just look at the table, look at the fixture list and there is just a glimmer surely.
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