2 Vaughan 16 Briscoe 6 Albrighton 3 Williams
8 Briggs 10 Chris McPhee 11 Byrne 17 Blair
————18 Gittings 9 Lee Morris———–
33 Stevens (G) 15 Sharpe (D)5 Shaw (M) 29 Williams (F) 14 Wright (F)
15 Samuels 5 Kempson 16 Watt 19 Wood
2 Bore 8 Cummins 28 Wright 29 Eagle
————18 Carlton 17 Connell——–
30 Croudson (G)6 Garner (D) 3 Ridley (D) 4 Hudson (M) 10 Peacock (F)
Ok brace yourselves here she blows??.
The Hundred mile an hour Harriers lived up to their Athletic moniker tearing through the Mariners paceless midriff. Byrne sent a scorching 20 yard effort within 30 seconds of the whistle and the Hosts were ahead on 5 minutes.
Morris tore through the middle but his drive was parried by O`Donnell who could do little as Chris McPhee buried the rebound into the roof of the net. Watt was off for the goal and could not return giving Garner another outing. We were also two down and unable to defend corners, after just 11 minutes, as an unmarked Blair crashed a fabulous left footer into the top corner
Wood was no match for Blair on the flank, indeed the Mariners movement was disjointed at best with Bore firing our first clear cut effort wide on 25 minutes. Good old Rob Eagle, a man on fire, got one back on the half hour. Rob unbalanced Vaughan and fired one into the bottom corner.
Blair, the Man of the match, then converted after Captain Briggs out jumped our centre halves at another set piece, firing past O’Donnell, who had done little wrong really, from point blank range.
Another shocking display that gave us too much to do in all honesty and the boos were well deserved. The second half restored a little pride with consolation Connell grabbing his 11th of the season with 20 minutes to go. Bore roasted his man and delivered a peach of a cross to head home at the near post.
In all honesty its not good enough. Yes it had been five without defeat but 3-3 against FGR and 2-2 against Altrincham, who are the bottom two in the league, suggests a shake up is needed and soon unless of course the two directors will be bailing us out with another million next season.