Becoming a familiar pattern. Too deep towards the end of 2nd half and conceding a goal at 90+ minutes. I don't know why Ossie didn't come as sub. I don't think the subs were used at all where as Basford used all theirs.
2-0 Up scored two lovely goals and playing well, why not sit back and defend deep and lets not keep a striker up top what could possibly go wrong !!! and iff it does go wrong we can always change it with a substitute couldnt We ! 2 points lost me thinks again.
Yes we were 2-0 up and playing well but towards the end of the first half we were defending deep as Basford gained the upper hand. They are no mugs being just above us in the table (Still, after the late late equaliser!) We had some good attacking play in the second half and twice at least could have scored once when Will Jones' shot bounced up just over and again on 90 minutes when their keeper made a brilliant save to deny us certain victory....seconds later Basford had broken quickly and equalised. We didn't use any of our subs but we were winning the game and maybe wanted to keep the same shape and balance. And yes, particularly at home, I'd like to see one or even two left up when the opposition have a set piece but some of the top premiership teams also have everyone back. I think it leads to too crowded a penalty area and possibly contributed to the handball for their penalty yesterday. We are desperately unlucky not to have four more points from Tuesday and yesterday but those are just my thoughts!
Lets be honest were all Monday morning managers(me included) in he 89th min their keeper makes a great save to prevent 3-1 then 30secs later 2-2 its very fine margins in football. Also Basford are no dummies & paid £10,000 for a player who scored the equaliser.
I thought Witton played some good football & looked comfortable & kept their shape when Basford had the ball & with all 3 subs attacking players maybe thats why the manager didnt make substitutions because he didnt want to change the shape.
A change was REALLY needed because Basford had got control of the game and we were fearing an equaliser and it came ! it wasnt out of the blue and its happened a good few times now ! if you keep doing the same ie deep defending with no one up it will keep happening surely and of course we are all monday managers.thats part of the fun UTA