Lumley 8.5 MOM three quality saves, kept us in the match Leadbitter 7 was lead a merry dance by the wingers Brown 7 as above Sweeney 8 Solid as a rock, no nonsense defending Lockyer 7.5 Back to his best Lines 8 Our bit of quality Sinclair 7 Tried hard lacking quality Montano 6.5 Flatters to deceive O Clarke 7.5 Dependable performance James 7 Ran hard just needs a lucky break Harrison 6.5 Lacked no use against strong central defenders
Broom 7 Good little cameo Gaffney 7 improved performance Lucas NOLE
Bradford 9 one of the best teams I have seen at the Mem recently Ref 2 another shocking ref Crowd 7 A bit subdued D.C. 7 set us up a bit narrow
A point gained rather than lost, Bradford played a exceptional passing game with Law their number 4 a pivotal figure. Shows we are short of that bit of quality needed at this level. Still a point without our pivotal player, Bodin was a good effort.
Lumley 9 MoM Faultless,If only we'd had him all of the season
Leadbitter 6 a stern test, he got done a few times but kept battling Lockyer 7 a steady game , works well with Sweeny Sweeney 8 a strong if a bit awkward display,should have tested the keeper a couple of times but headed over Brown 7 a steady game
Sinclair 6.5 usual hard working game O. Clarke 6 decent first half, faded badly in the second Lines 8.5 a strong display capped with a great goal Montano 6 same as Clarke,faded in second Half
James 6 plenty of energy, not sure if he's the answer though. Harrison 6.5 an ok game
Subs: Broom 6 one disasterous cross field pass which set Bradford up nicely! he's one for the future Gaffney 6 did ok but didnt improve the team Lucas Nole The subs made us worse not better!
Crowd 7 a good turnout on a cold day Ref 4 did he come down on the Bradford coach? Bradford 8 The best side seen at the Mem this season.
Leadbitter 7 decent display and assist needs to improve his crossing accuracy. Lockyer 7 battled well, frustrating when he hits the ball out from kick off or freekicks. Sweeney 7 had his hands full against a very good CF. Brown 6 solid but still slightly off his game for me.
Sinclair 7 typical sincs display. O. Clarke 6 battled well against a very fluid Bradford midfield. Lines 8 quality goal, passing, running and creativity. Montano 6 faded out of the game second half.
James 6 no chances at goal, slightly bullied by their defenders but a good shift. Harrison 5 not his best, quality lacking for me. Needed to look after the ball better.
Subs: Broom 4 inexperience showed but one for the future Gaffney 6 held onto the ball very well and relived pressure. Lucas 4
Crowd 7 good turnout given the temp. Ref 4 poor game Bradford 8 Decent and strong. Nicky Law was pure quality and what we miss in our midfield to compete at the top.
Bradford was fiercely loyal to Bristol Rovers, even turning down an offer from manager Bill Shankly to take him to Liverpool in 1961. Legends are made not born.
Post by rovers5charlton5 on Feb 12, 2017 18:30:28 GMT
I think Lines got the MOM because the sponsors got a great view of his goal from the stand. Having seen it again, it was pure class, and with 2 of Lumleys saves, he was just lucky to be in the way when poor shots came in.
Don't get me wrong, he was a real class act yesterday, I feel so much happier with the whole back 5 now.