By Robins Review 05/09 Updated: 05/09 13:16
AFTER the disappointment of Saturday, we got back to winning ways in style on Tuesday with a win that said a lot about the character in the dressing room.
After the initial delay of the floodlight failure, both teams contributed to what I thought was an excellent game of football and, having found ourselves 2-1 down at half time against the run of play it has to be said, we came out in the second half and played some great stuff, scoring two goals but creating so many chances it could have been a much bigger margin of victory.
Although Clevedon had a golden chance at the death to nick a draw, I do not think anyone who was at the game could have said we did not deserve the points, as we missed enough chances to win four games!
Special mention has to go to Roland 'Derek' Agbor, who rightly so felt he let the team down on Saturday with his sending off at Abingdon for violent conduct, but boy did he make up for it on Tuesday.
His display was exceptional and he created so many chances with his trickery and showed that on his day when he is in the right frame of mind he is a top player and a massive asset to the club.
It is just a shame he will have to miss three games for his 'mistake', but we all make mistakes and he will learn from it, that's for sure, when he is sat watching from the stand.
There were a number of very good performances on Tuesday. Big Henry at the back was immense again alongside our skipper Tes, our full backs Jamie Hyde and Matty Williams also put a good shift in and our midfield three passed it very well, with Leigh Downing bouncing back from his missed penalty on Saturday to score a very important equalising goal which gave us the impetus to go on and win the game.
Elsewhere, Ozzy (Lee Osborne) started his first game and did well, having a hand in the winner, and it was also great to see Palms (Marcus Palmer) score his two goals.
He is a confidence player and when he is in that mood he would get into any team in our league and probably a couple of league above, so hopefully he will go on a scoring run now as he is more than capable of getting 20 goals this season.
Also a mention to our stand-in goalkeeper Jake Meredith, who came in at the last minute for the injured Dean Coleman and put in a very assured display.
We have a break from action now due to Saturday being an FA Cup weekend, as we got knocked out at Leek Town, and the week after we face our next cup game away at Stamford, another very tough draw, in the FA Trophy, in which we will be looking to try and have a good run as this is basically the 'non-league FA Cup'!
The league table is shaping up nicely now and with us being joint second in terms of points and only three points off the top team Poole Town, we have to be optimistic now that things are looking up.
I know the manager is in talks with a couple of players that may also improve us, so competition for places will also hot up, which can only be a good thing in my view.
It's amazing what a difference 72 hours can make in football.
Up the Robins!
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