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Highlights show their scorer was goal side of our central defender, so that's a further officiating mistake. Also it looks like Kosylo has tapped Kay's ankle that causes him to fall over and take the cheat with him.
Bentley is more Paul Cox than Ian Evatt tactically. Maybe is a bit puzzling because yes they can play football with the best of the rest. This is probably why Fylde wanted IE in the first place.
However feels to me like IE is a tad irritated with Josh Kay. Admittedly from the highlights only, both incidents displayed some petulance on Kays part and Fylde fully exploited that behavioural weakness. Our last two red cards have cost us 4 points - though the first one was a travesty by the ref. But it does show you that you cant always rely upon the officials to arbitrate rationally and if you exhibit recklessness in your manner or actions it will generally go against you.
The stakes have never really been higher for and the margins are very tight and will get tighter. If our goal is to actually win this division with such a smallish squad then you need to keep it on the field for as long and often as possible and trust that fate wont conspire against you. In that sense Josh fell short of the required standard and I suspect IE was less conciliatory to him personally than he would've been to Adam on RC.
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You're correct of course but you've also got to mark and a Barrow defender (Hird, I think) just lets the goalscorer drift away from him without following him. I like the way Hird uses the ball but it is something I've noticed he does quite a lot in the matches I've been too unlike Platt who keeps very close when he's marking.
I seem to recall a few lads who were stupid in line saying they were offside, however, Rose tinted spectacles and all that
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Yes I thought the goal a pretty poor defensive effort too. You can see the defensive line looks outnumbered on the highlights. Was a very good cross but failure to prevent it was the defining error. Was late in the game and we were down to ten so its difficult to be too critical. The penalty miss was probably more significant in the context of this particular game, If it had gone in Fylde probably would have had to change their game plan to one that was not so based on breaking our game down so much. Temperaments would've been different, probably more football played and that may have suited us better.
Felt to me that psychologically Fylde became more dominant during the game. I think this is one of our remaining weakness - the mindset of a few of our players can still be fragile. Its something that IE continually works on. That why I think he would've been disappointed with Kay.
The counter attacking goal coming so quickly after Kays dismissal was utterly brilliant and forced Fylde to start again. The way I see it we were five minutes from a victory that would've been truly exceptional in the circumstances and certainly against the odds.
Expect to see more of the other side of Fylde in the return. Jordan Williams back. There'll be more football played by both sides. The outcome will still be tight.
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