Winchester City 3-2 Swindon Supermarine
What a great win!!! Against a play off contender and to come from behind again, fantastic! Immense character in this group of lads and very proud of them!
So we were without Tomasso suspended still and Liam Gilbert succumbed to a bad chest infection that he just got through on Saturday but knocked him back and also still no Simba Mlambo who we are missing more and more as weeks tick by, so it’s fair to say we were down in numbers in midfield.
Game started and their shape was causing us a lot of problems and also the very strong wind meant we struggled to get a foothold in the game for 25 mins or so and they scored with a lucky cross to be honest! For all their dominance early on they barely tested us which shows in the shots and crosses stats that we dominated all night. We changed our shape and got on the game and took it to them, equalising from Jamie Barron with a pen, I felt they were lucky to not have a player sent off for that in truth. We then had several efforts but came in at 1-1.
Early in the second half we had all the momentum and they then had a man sent off for dissent and so we had to then be patient. We got ahead with a truly wonder goal from Oli Bailey and looked like we were cruising, only for a very good free kick from them to level it. Once again though the lads bounced back and remained patient and some good play down the left resulted in Kinger being fouled and cool as a cucumber Baz slotted the winner! We then closed the game out with relative ease!
A fantastic result and that’s the 4th time we have come from behind or pegged back an equaliser to go on and get a better result after that disappointment! That’s a huge huge habit to get in, full credit to the boys who we were looking like we had a soft centre after conceding late goals, we have really pushed and pushed this on the lads and what a great show of character in these last 4 games! Let’s hope we can carry it on, maybe not from a goal down though!
Tough game again sat against 3rd in the league, let’s hope for another exciting game and positive result.
Up the citizens!