Sam_Brown wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:06 pm
How did we play?
Not very well. Better than the last time i saw the team vs Sunderland, but still not great as the stats show.
The team found it very hard to hold on to the ball and the lack of pace and creativity is reflected in the lack of chances created. Harness and Evans lacked dynamism and when players did make runs, the person in possession took too long to release the ball. Pitman did a decent job of holding the ball up when needed and winning free kicks out of nothing, but set pieces are wasted again. Naylor and Close were solid in the middle but often out numbered and neither created much when Doncaster had players around them. The CBs did well and most of Donny's chances were from outside the area. Marquis had a shocking first half and we couldn't work out if he went off because of that or an injury.
Harrison did OK when he came on up front, but was tracking back a lot after the goal when Doncaster piled on the pressure. Jackett should have put another midfielder on when we were under pressure and camped on the edge of the box. Everyone was calling for it to happen, and then they scored.
We were poor, we didn't deserve to win, but by god it felt good when that header went in!
The players were emotional at the end. Happy, knackered but mainly relieved they held on. I hope this is a turning point for the season and an away win at Doncaster fills the players with confidence.