Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Posh Desmond

My meeting in The Queensgate Hotel next to the ground went well and I had dinner bought for me too before heading off to the ground, 3 minutes walk.  Asking the steward where the away fans were seated, he got out a plan of the stadium and showed me which was basically straight a head keeping to the side of the stadium, not sure why there was the need for a map, he could have just pointed.

In the end a good point was had but I can't help feeling that if our initial momentum had been converted then we could have had a hat ful.  As it was, Posh pace tore through our defence and we were 1 down and confidence drained rapidly so that by half time we looked like we were on to the pasting.  Half time came and went, I went down to the concourse to see if any of my mates were there, not only was there not any of my mates but there was not a concourse.  This was a slight step up in Stadium quality from watching Dulwich Hamlet at Dog Kennel Hill.

Second half commenced and we almost immediately saw them hit the post with another fast incisive strike.  Some neat trickery on the left by the previously woeful Callum Harriot and Jackson was set up to equalise   Whilst the Addicted were singing Johnny Jackson runs down the wing.. I thought it was more appropriate for  "Calllum, O Callum Harriot runs down the wing for Us".  Minutes later as our confidence oozed, this time the Poshs drained, we got a corner and after a Morrison header Haynes thwacked the ball into the back of the net and we looked set for three points.  Sadly Button failed to hold things together and a speculative shot was allowed to go in.  Still he had a good game overall and he must still be match rusty having spent so long on the bench.

We seemed then to settle for a draw and in the dying seconds CP brought on DeVitte at a corner.  We have seen this done before this season, it makes not sense fiddling with the defence during the corner and we were lucky not to concede during a scramble.

That said, it was a good display and we thoroughly deserved our point, if not marginally all three.  Without getting complacent and looking at the teams below us I'm pretty confident we will still be in this division next season.  Allegedly we have a midfielder coming in this week on loan from the prem and as long as he is handled correctly we should be able to see out the rest of the season with relative ease.

No comments: