Backup GK Lewis Martin goes out on loan again, this time to Bishop's Stortford in the BS South. I make sure there's a recall clause in case Lynch gets hurt.
February 13th, 2013
Darlington(9-10-13, 17th) @ Woking(20-7-5, 1st)
We're 5:4 favorites at home today. We tied them 1-1 on the road earlier in the year and are only 1-3-2 lifetime against them. Lets even that up today.
Darlington have two scoring threats, Jack Richardson with 15 goals, and Ashley Yeoman with 13. Yeoman seems the all around better player and both have good speed.
The only two changes from the last match that I make in the starting lineup are that Pulis is back in, Arter out, Ademola gets the start at AMR over McLaggon.
16': After a free kick by Darlington, we can't clear fully, they work the ball to midfielder connelly... and he runs in between about 4 defenders en route to a very easy goal. Miscommuniation on defense? no one came out to stop him. 0-1
21': Pulis to O'Sullivan to Main. Main cuts by his defender and generates his own clear cut chance, beating the keeper from just inside the area! 1-1
35': A darlington attack, twice there are deflected balls in the area that we are lucky to get to first before finally clear the danger for good.
39': Ademola plays a short corner to Fenton. He controls the ball a bit, then kicks it out to Ademola wide. Anane is charging up from a defensive position while this is happening, Ademola feeds him as he gets to the 18 yard box and the defense wasn't ready for him at all, there's a giant hole open and Anane finishes well, goal! 2-1 I dunno what possessed him to make that run forward, but it was awesome.
HALF: We have 5 shots, they have 3. Each team with only 2 shots on target, and there are 3 goals so far. Everything else is really pretty even.
54': We get forward fast on a counter attack. Harsanyi sends the ball wide to Bennett, he crosses into the 6 yard area, we've got 5 guys in the box, Pulis is the one that gets forward and gets his head to it! 3-1
57': Another counter attack. O'Sullivan plays a ball from behind midfield forward to Main. Main beats his defender one on one, goes into the area and strikes it home! 4-1
60': Hopefully not too early for this... Subotic in for Main, Herd for O'Sullivan, and Sloma in for Miquel, a rare defensive position for Sloma, with Ricketts and Nikolaou hurt it seems like a good time to rest one of our defenders.
68': Herd with a yellow for tripping up a defender who had a lot of free space in front of him.
woking 4 : 1 Darlington
Blowouts are fun.
Main is man of the match for the second match in a row. 8.8 rating with 2 goals today.
Anane (8.1) and Pulis (7.9) had the other two goals. O'Sullivan had two assists (8.1), Bennett (7.8) and Ademola (7.2) the other two.
Also: Thomas (7.4), Miquel (7.2).
Curtis Main is easily our #2 goal scorer behind Harsanyi. He's got 13 now for the season, but it'd been quite awhile. Today he ended a goal drought of over 640 minutes.
We are really starting to run away with things now:
1. Woking - 70 pts
2. Cambridge - 59 pts
3. Crawley - 58 pts ***has played 1 less match
4. Forest Green - 58 pts
5. Accrington - 56 pts
6. Gateshead - 56 pts
7. York - 56 pts
We have an 11 point lead over second with just 13 matches to go.