Showing posts from February, 2015

Brackley Town 0 County 1 ( Conference North ) 28 February 2015

County delighted their following at St James` Park, with a well crafted performance that saw them come away with all the points against a Brackley Town team containing Frank Sinclair.....someone not unknown to County fans! The score line, at 1-0, probably hints at a close run thing, but concluding that would be an error, as County controlled matters pretty much throughout- reverting to five at the back with noticeable success.   For the blues, Lees   and O`Halloran ,were joined by   Connor Hancock in a back three, with Jacobs and Todd pushed slightly forward on the flanks, and back in a 5, when required. With Hancock continuing his impressive form when called on for a first team game, and Lees and O`Halloran as solid as ever , a good basis for survival at least   was established. Add to this, lively showings from the two wing backs, especially Jacobs, who looked 100% restored to form and fitness, and County were quids in, especially once the goal went in, and Town started

County 0 Barrow 1 ( Conference North ) 24 February 2015

A depressingly lack lustre game, saw County go down 1-0 to league leaders Barrow , last night at Edgeley Park. The score line was close, but that was misleading as Barrow pretty much held the whip hand throughout the second half of what was, as I say, not a great game. There was not that much between the two teams in the first half, and just about no excitement in a thoroughly uninteresting spectacle. Against a side that scores an average of very nearly 2 a game on trips out, to come away just one goal adrift is a decent showing I suppose, but home most County fans might have expected a better response after the nightmares at Bradford and Aggborough, and did Barrow really look a top of the table side ? The truth was however, that by the re-start Barrow had County sussed. Whilst we were trying to play football, there was no threat on the end of it all, and when passes started to go astray, as they did rather regularly, we were undone. Just one goal was enough to win

Worcester City 2 County 0 ( Conference North) 21 February 2015

Well......the hot dog was excellent......but the football......... No......this was another day to forget for County, who again failed to score - all the available points going to a Worcester City side that took full advantage of some rank bad refereeing on a glue pot pitch at Aggborough. Once again ,County found themselves reduced to 10, and up against it, when Jack Ryan`s undeserved second yellow saw him walk around the hour mark. But.......the up-hill climb had started somewhat earlier than the 37 th minute to be precise, when Symons was allowed to sneak one. Ryan`s dismissal   added to County`s difficulties, and with Evans and Dunkley terrorising County down the flanks, particularly the one patrolled by Jacobs, it was only a matter of time before we leaked a second, the only surprise being it took Worcester until 73 minutes in to get it. Make no mistake this was a monumentally disappointing performance from County.......defensively Jacobs looks any