- May 24, 2015
- Reaction score
- where you least expect me
- Darlington FC
Yeah I agree with that.Speaking of Lexus Beeden he was rock solid in defence today never put a foot wrong, just what we need. I hope he's okay overstretched in a tackle. Purver was quality in midfield and I was also impressed with Hope.
Up front I might be wrong but I don't think it's gonna work with Charman running around on his own, we could have done with possibly capturing a Beck type on loan. Early days with Mondal and Santos they'll certainly improve!
I thought the scoreline perhaps did not reflect the effort the lads put in we played some decent football.
From a defensive and midfield stand point thought we looked good. Beeden won his duels which is what I was hoping for, especially against younger less physical opposition. Hope I thought was technically very decent, needs a bit more experience in terms of his defending but plenty there to be happy with. Purver looks a great signing, can't see many midfields relishing a battle with him, Wheatley and Hatfield this season. There were flashes of Mondal and Dos Santos and what they would bring in the second half. Overall thought we played some nice football considering the lads probably only had Thursdays training session following the 10 day isolation periods.
As for the result, we conceded after we'd made the majority of our changes and had someone filling in at CB in Beedens place so not too worried about that. Think Harrogate will be a much better test far more physical side and more like the types of team we'll come up against in the NLN.
My only concerns are around the lack of trialists yesterday, I know AA has said the offers we have out are for senior pro's who aren't really likely to come trialing at NLN clubs but if they say no it's a bit of a missed opportunity where we could have been looking at players. We still need 4 or so players (Experienced CB, CAM, Winger and a CF) and time to actually bed them in and get the integrated. Agree with you we could do with someone a bit more in the target man style upfront to either play with or give us a different option to Charman. Think there's plenty in the squad to give us a decent season but think until we fill those 4 remaining spaces it's hard to tell if we can be more than a mid table side.