Bonham 6 - Bit off his game Partington 4 - Very poor first half, improved second Holmes - Dennis - 6 More comfortable at left back Craig 7.5 MOM - Solid Lockyer 6.5 - Still hoof the ball too much Sercombe 6.5 - Better in the middle Ogogo 6 - Average, a red card waiting to happen Lines 7 - Unfortunately not the player he was Rodman 6.5 - Came to the party second half Reilly 4 - Poor Nichols 4 - Poor
Jakubiak 6.5 - Improved things JCH 7 - good early signs J Clarke Nole
Ref 1 - don't know what the one is for Shrews 4 - Ugly lumping team Crowd 5 - Tense
Truly shocking first half performance only improved by a more physical approach. We cannot continue to be slow starters otherwise we will be relegated. Ogogo looked ok, JCH looks as though he could be the real deal. Some tough games coming up but funnily we may play better against the better teams! UTG
Partington 4 Poor game, defended very shakily and failed to get forward Lockyer 6 Steady performance Craig 6 As Lockyer Holmes-Dennis 7.5 Confident and good going forward especially in the second half
Rodman 7 Quiet first half, well taken goal with powerful header Lines 5 A few spectacular passes and provided the cross for Rodman's goal, otherwise failed to impose himself enough Ogogo 6 Battling performance but was clearly targeted by his ex-teamates Sercombe 6 Had two good chances, one in each half. Last season at least one would have hit the net.
Reilly 3 Never got into the game, did he even touch the ball? Nichols 4 Poor, especially compared to his recent performances
Subs: Jakubiak 6 Livened things up a bit Clarke-Harris 7 Some very positive signs. Powerful in the air with a good sense of awareness. J. Clarke 5 Nothing special but should have come on for Parts earlier
Crowd 7 Rallied in the second half Ref 1 That's one point for managing to put his shorts on and finding his way onto the pitch. Truly dreadful and so hopelessly out of his depth. Bottling the Norburn sending off just worsened his problems. Shrewsbury 4 Scrappy and dirty at times, played the ref, wasted time but were better than us first half
Bonham - 5 - flaps at/fumbles almost everything. Been poor for about two months now...
Partington - 3 - why doesn't James Clarke start over him? Lockyer - 5 - meh Craig - 5 - see above Holmes-Dennis - 6 - caught out of position a few times but the only one with a bit of talent in him
Rodman - 6 - good header but ineffectual all game Lines - 5 - not cut out for L1 anymore unfortunately Ogogo - 5 - poor game Sercombe - 5 - he's just not a left winger...
Reilly - 5 - weak Nichols - 5 - poorest game for a while
Subs: Jakubiak - 5 - very little impact off the bench Clarke-Harris - 7 - genuinely our best player IMO. Holds the ball up well and got himself about - looks like the proper target man that we need J. Clarke - N/A
Crowd - 6 - fired up at Norburn/ref Ref - -1 - has he reffed a game before? Shocking and out of depth Shrewsbury - 0 - shithouses, crap, thuggish, time-wasting... hope they go down
Bonham: 6. Little to do, bit isn't quite as reassuring as he was.
Partington: 3.5. Unnecessary booking restricted him to a poor game. Don't mind Joe at all, but why James Clarke has been dropped is beyond me. Lockyer: 8. Excellent leader's performance today. Craig: 7.5. So consistent. Holmes-Dennis: 7.5. Poor first half but excelled in the second. Quality signing who I feel may have brought the best out of Bennett had we not offloaded him.
Rodman: 7. Poor first half and improved in the second. Ogogo: 4. I can only assume he was better at Southend! Lucky to stay on the pitch. Lines: 6. Some good moments (including the cross for the goal) and the only one who tried to play proper football in the first half, but he's not having a good season. Our only creative player though so has to play, particularly at home. Sercombe: 5. If this was his first season here, he'd be crucified as a poor signing. Should have scored.
Nichols: 5. Harsh to mark him low as every 'pass' to him was 5 feet over his head. Reilly: 5. Ditto Nichols.
Clarke-Harris: 7.5. Very encouraging. Won more headers and ran further than Payne has all season. If he has goals in him he could be a good signing. Shpuld have started. Jakubiak: 7. His pace and directness may make him a good partner for JCH. Clarke: 6.5. Consistent. Should start.
Ref: 1. Dreadful. Lacked bottle to send off Norburn, Ogogo and the Shrew who was out of control in a shocking 2nd half tackle. Partington could have gone too and but I thought the guy who did see red was a tad unlucky. Shrews: 5. Poor, timewasting, cynical, divers. But we weren't good enough to beat them. GC: Shocking tactics...why just lump it all day when we have two small strikers? Commitment is all well and good, but we need to get the ball on the deck to stand a chance of staying up. When we do that, we're not a bad side. Trouble is, we do it for 10 minutes a game, at home at least.
Bonham 5.5 Shakey first half, better after the break.
Partington 5 below par , James Clarke is the better of the two Lockyer 6.5 fairly solid Craig 7.little got past him. Holmes-Dennis 7.5 M.o.M quality on a day when few others showed any.
Rodman 6.5 anonymous in the first half, much better in the second half. Lines 6 an Ok game but not the driving force he once was. Ogogo 5 disappointing game, the weak link in midfield Sercombe 6.not the player he was last season.
Reilly 4.5 ineffective Nichols 4.5 as Reilly
Subs: Jakubiak 6.5 a big improvement Clarke-Harris 7.5 big ,strong and wins Headers, very promising, he must start games from now on. J. Clarke 6 n.o.l.e.
Crowd 6 good numbers, Ref 1 truly awful, the worst in living memory. Shrewsbury 4 the joke is they aren't a bad side but their spoiling niggly tactics ruined the game.
Partington 4 I feel there is a player there but seems to be off form Lockyer 5 solid defensively but woeful distribution Craig 7 thought he was our best defender Holmes-Dennis 6 would like to seem him have more of a cutting edge in attacking situations
Rodman 6 well taken goal but did not impose himself Lines 6 a wonderful passer, but wish he would drive more at the oppo defense like he used to Ogogo 6 set high standards last week so difficult to maintain - but not a bad game Sercombe 6 He might have scored twice and was a tad unlucky not to do so. But seems to lack confidence on the ball
Reilly 3 totlly ineffective. Needs to find consistency as last week played well Nichols 7 some clever play but lack support. Thought he should have stayed on to partner Harris
Subs: Jakubiak 6 tried hard but little result Clarke-Harris 7 good physical presence J. Clarke 6 did ok for the few minutes he was on
Crowd 7 watched on i-player so hard to get a real sense of atmosphere Ref -3 actually felt sorry for the guy as he had not idea how to control a game. How did he get promoted to this level? Shrewsbury 2 awaful, awful cheating team with a manager who hopefully will be in Division 2 next season
Bonham 5.5 Don’t seem so assured, thought the goal took a slight deflection
Partington 3 Terrible game Lockyer 5 Steady game but distribution poor Craig 7 Usual steady game with no thrills, distribution let him down on occasions. Holmes-Dennis 5.5 Not one of his best games, but has quality
Rodman 5 Scored but can do a lot better Lines 3 Poor game, not very influential overall Ogogo 3 Disappointing, probably expected a lot more from him Sercombe 6 Could have scored, better second half in the middle
Reilly 4 No service only scraps Nichols 5 Did not have any decent service. Would like to see him with Clarke-Harris, as he has quality
Subs: Jakubiak 5 Not much of a threat Clarke-Harris 6 Should have started, brings a bit of physical presence J. Clarke 5 Should have started
Crowd 5 Another load of rubbish to watch, still backing the team
Ref 1.5 Very weak throughout the game, and never in control, he must had taken up 30 minuets talking to or being surrounded by players appealing about is decisions and played right into the players from both teams hands with his weaknesses, Shrewsbury 5 They came and never allowed us to play by pressing and were quicker to the ball especially in the F/H and allowed to time waste at every opportunity, but overall just about better than us when they decided to actually play football.
Bonham- 5, my confidence in him is fading week after week lately, the amount of times yesterday he should of came for crosses and didn’t was infuriating, the lack of communication between him locks and Craig will get us caught out, set himself incredibly high standards since he’s been here
Partington-4, normally a fan of partington but yesterday was his worst for us IMO, looked very week defensively and offered us no attacking option, disappointed. Lockyer-6 still too much hoofball but to be fair to him and Craig kept their CF quiet and he’s been in form lately Craig-6 as above Holmes-Dennis-6.5 played well, attack’s well and was good defensively yesterday, I hope he stays injury free
Rodman-6 took his goal very well but wasn’t his best game, looked abit timid to run at them at times Lines-6.5 tried to actually play a game of football out there yesterday even though Shrewsbury to their credit tried to stop him quite effectively, I don’t understand the comments on him being past it, the amount of times he has the ball and looks up to see our players almost hiding behind opposition players is a joke, the thing he is guilty of most is playing with players who don’t have the footballing brain to show or make runs for easily one of the best passers in this league Ogogo-5, don’t want to sound too harsh on him but this was my first viewing of him, tried to battle but was ruffled by Shrewsbury from the first minute and I think he was maybe guilty of trying to hard on his own debut, could of easily recieved his marching orders after kicking out a norburn in the first half right in front of the dugouts/fourth official, IMO is not as good a O Clarke and home games still should be Clarke and lines as CM Sercombe-5, frustrating as he isn’t a winger and you can see him always drifting into the centre, missed the best opportunity for us
Reilly-5 too lightweight to play against big defenders like shrews have along side Nichols would probably be better with Clarke-Harris Nichols-5 as above really but can’t see him working well with Clark-Harris as unfortunately he is a CF who doesn’t try and force goals for him self!
Subs: Jakubiak-6 him and Clarke-Harris changed the game for us, we actually looked attacking when they came on, and all be it I understand Coughlans mentality of rewading winning players, I can’t help but feel he should of done his research and seen the big shrews team and adjusted for it, but it’s easy in hindsight for me to say! Clarke-Harris-7 I for one was very impressed, he was an absolute battering ram, won everything in the air and was a menace from the second he came on, won the free kick for the goal and as a defender myself couldn’t think of playing against a worse type of CF, has to start next game with one of the others J. Clarke-5, tried but was very careless with his runs and gave the ball carelessly at times, feel sorry for him as he was brilliant at the start of the season but has been dropped out of it, better defensively than partington(going by yesterday’s game)
Crowd-6 glad the ref was rubbish as it fired us up abit! Still feel the team and players are too quiet when decisions aren’t going for us Ref-2 awful for both sides to be honest could of sent a couple of players off but wheather that was because he lost control of the game I don’t know Shrewsbury-5, certainly not the worst team we’ve played but sh*thouse tactics of killing the game with time wasting, even in the first twenty minutes when they were well on top the keeper was wasting time, they looked like they were up for it yesterday, and in some cases a lot more than some of our own players, still think there’s a few more twists and turns left in this season and that it will go down to the wire, but my god I don’t think I can take much more stress!!
Bonham 7 not at fault at yet again another deflected goal.
Partington 5.5 poor. Lockyer 7 ok. Craig 7.5 muscled way through, good first half. Holmes-Dennis 7.5 m o m looking good.
Rodman 7.5 took his goal well. Lines 6.5 so many poor deliveries yet one that counted was from him. Ogogo 5.5 lucky not to be sent off. Poor debut. Sercombe 6 what's happening to him? Missed two easy chances.
Reilly 7 worked hard. Nichols 6.5 worked hard, less effective.
Subs: Jakubiak 7 might link up well with JCH. Clarke-Harris 7.5 encouraging debut. J. Clarke 7.5 able Part replacement.
Crowd 6 quiet. Ref 1 as in got 1 right, the red....missed so much play acting, timewasting and fouls. Shrewsbury 4.5 horrible set up, hope they go down.