1. SteveM

    SteveM Member

    Concorde are flying high after taking off at breakneck speed, but have suffered some turbulence along the way, including over Tonbridge and St Albans, both of whom are just a couple of places above us, towards the bottom end of the stack. Meanwhile, things have not been going swimmingly for the Beavers of late, with their previously fairly solid dam breached too easily and too often, leaving them endangered with a distinct possibility of extinction from this particular pool. With many of the colony having been reduced to nursing wounds for the time being, we will need the new additions to step in and help to fortify those defences as much as possible if we are to end the day with anything to show for our efforts. With St Albans and Tonbridge having what they at least would see as winnable games (at Hungerford and Chippenham, respectively), we could find ourselves beginning to be cut adrift along with Hungerford and Dartford if we fail to gain at least a hard-earned point.
     
    TW3Beaver, Lord Elpus and Hampton mad like this.
  2. TW3Beaver

    TW3Beaver Member

  3. TW3Beaver

    TW3Beaver Member

    1-0 Concord.
     
  4. TW3Beaver

    TW3Beaver Member

    1-1

    Dadomo
     
  5. Big Rich

    Big Rich Member

    HT 1-1. Finished much stronger than we started.
     
  6. TW3Beaver

    TW3Beaver Member

    Sounds like half time came at the wrong time.
     
  7. TW3Beaver

    TW3Beaver Member

    Dadomo again.

    2-1 Hampton.
     
  8. TW3Beaver

    TW3Beaver Member

  9. TW3Beaver

    TW3Beaver Member

    Att: 485
     
  10. TW3Beaver

    TW3Beaver Member

    3-2 Concord in stoppage time.
     
  11. Lord Elpus

    Lord Elpus Member

    Very disappointing to lose that, thought we deserved a point. But we made our own downfall again... giving away needless free kicks deep in our own half is becoming a bit of a habit.
    Oh, and well done to the Concorde number 3 who was winding the home fans up no end after they scored their winner. Why that got ignored by the officials, esp the linesman, is anyone's guess.
     
  12. davc

    davc Member

    Concorde look a very good footballing team and in truth it was Inman and Walker who kept us in it after 2 great finishes by Dan. That apart we didn’t create much and although the work rate was there there was a massive gulf in quality between the two sides. Still though it is disappointing to concede a soft second and the third so late in the game.
     
  13. SteveM

    SteveM Member

    Generally a decent performance against a strong side who made us pay dearly for a defensive lapse to equalise, made all the more painful by the fact that it was scored by Barrington seconds after coming off the bench. As I said before the game, I would have been more than happy with a point from this one, so it was disappointing that we couldn’t just play it safe and run down the clock for the last few minutes to achieve that, but we should probably know by now that this is something we just don’t do under the current set-up. Overall though, we worked hard and played some nice, effective football going forward, with two well-taken goals from Dadomo, and showed enough to suggest that we can push on when not so depleted, as long as Inman and TMR stay fit. Good performances from the new additions, particularly Young at right back and Flanagan in the middle, too.
     
  14. Would agree with most of the comments already made. Walker and Inman are making huge contributions each game.
    This match felt like others this season, we defended deeper as the game progressed and our attacks became more spasmodic. We started to lose the ball easier and be second best in the tackle.You felt that if there were to another goal it would be against us, and yet again this has happened in a home game.
    Certainly changes are needed no points and 10 goals conceded in a the last three games . Lewthwaite back into where Stead was used might help .
    Hopefully there will be changes soon.

    Report from Concord.
    https://www.basildonstandard.co.uk/...concord-rangers-hampton-amp-richmond-borough/
     
  15. Mawgan

    Mawgan Member

    Really disappointing for everyone, players, manager and fans. The team worked very hard to contain Concords excellent attacking play, especially their 9, 10 and 11, who could easily play at a higher level than NLS. We played some nice attacking football too, with obviously well planned moves. Ryan was always skilful and brave too, taking the 'fight' to the opposition. He got fouled virtually every time he took on and beat their defenders, not that the referee noticed. One body check in the first half was straight out of the 1965 Leeds Utd / Chelsea coaching manual for defenders. Why is it that for 50:50 balls when our defenders hold up the opposition and their forwards then dive we get free kicks against us and even bookings and then the refs don't protect our forwards the same? [But maybe it's my rose-tinted specs at work].
    Danilo's two goals were brilliant, the first thanks due to an excellent assist/through ball from Deano I think. For the second I was directly in line with the action by the far post ; the way Danilo calmly took the ball across two players and smacked the ball with the outside of his right foot to curl the ball round the diving keepers fingertips was a fantastic piece of skill from a 'natural' striker.
    [Get him on a contract ASAP! Use a bit of Jamal-money to do so !]
    Unfortunately, just like the Havant match, after working their socks off for 90/92 minutes, the tiring defenders gave away a fair number of free kicks late on and there's always a b***** Marcel Barrington around to punish us ?
    However, if we play as well as we did on Saturday, especially against the less fancied teams such as Dartford, Tonbridge, Hungerford and even Slough? (with George Wells) we should be ok this season! Fingers crossed! Come on you Beavers!
     

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