it wouldn't have taken much extra for Joel to have got a hat trick today. MJ's second should have been put in first by Joel, and if he hadn't been brought down for the penalty...and had a couple of other opportunities. Very early on it was clear that the opposing right back had no pace compared to Joel...Randall being at it makes such a difference for us, he was on it today and we looked a massive threat. 9 goals now this season (I believe), if he could push on to 12 - 15 by the end of the season it would be a fantastic return.
Looks like our season is still in our hands given that we have 7 six pointers to play (13 Mar - Chelt H; 20 Mar - Tran A; 27 Mar - Salf - H; 10 Apr - Cam A; 20 Apr - FGR A; 24 Apr - Newp H; 1 May - Bolt A).A very different City today and all those who had been asking why is Bowman undroppable must now know the answer to the question.
it also shows how much we have missed having an inform Joel in the team.....back to his best today. MJ not sure but would have thought that was his first football league hat trick and well deserved for all his untiring performances.
If we can get Williams back and firing on all cylinders we may yet make the autos. The upcoming game against Cheltenham is massive because if we lose that, the way they are playing, we would be unlikely to catch them leaving us only two possible automatic places to play for.
Today’s results were very much a mixed bunch Tranmere losing, Salford only drawing and the best possible result Bradford City and Bolton also drawing. However against that Cambridge, Cheltenham, FGR, Morecambe and Newport all winning not good news. Having said that no team is really pulling away yet and if we can find some consistency and win our games in hand we would still be in with a chance of finishing in the autos......but then of course IF is one hell of a big word.