Hatters fans can be proud of themselves
THE dream is over, for another season at least. I suppose it was too much to ask for another Yeovil performance but the day belonged to the travelling faithful, who rose to the challenge, so here’s to the 1800 that made it to the “Hive” – it was just like the old days and I salute you all.
For the early morning start, for the gathering at Watford Gap services, to the noise and the shear outnumbering of the locals, the result didn’t go our way but it was a day that will live long in the memory.
On the pitch we didn’t disgrace ourselves either.
For large parts of the game, the second half in particular, we had more than our fair share of the ball, we just lacked a little bit of nous/composure/ luck in the opposition box.
Barnet didn’t look like a team from a higher division, if you were a neutral (there was at least one from the BBC) you’d have been hard pressed to pick the team from the Vanarama North.
The lads held their own and the fact that the only goal of the game came when Ash Palmer had been ordered off the pitch due to a blood injury and the rest of the defence were still reorganising themselves was a hard pill to swallow.
Ash was immense even when bandaged up he won every ball that came his way, he was missing for a minute and the Bees capitalised while for the rest of the game our defence held strong and denied the Londoners.
I’d go as far to say that Ben Hinchliffe had far more to do against Chorley, and we won that 3-0.
Our problem was up front, we missed Duxbury and his runs down the left and his subsequent crosses, Minihan, Stephenson and Thomas all tried but we lacked a little cohesion when we did get the ball over, even then it was generally cleared by their big number 26, Sweeney, who must have been their man of the match by a country mile, simply due to the amount of County chances he dealt with.
As the game wore on the home team resorted to the time wasting we’ve all grown accustomed to but the County tried and tried to get something out of the it, ultimately to no avail.
So what have we learned?
Ability-wise, the lads aren’t too far from the teams in a higher division and the support is bloody awesome, you should be proud of yourselves.
●●County fans at Barnet