Well, what a game to miss! Kicking myself as I thought there might be travel disruption but.....1-0 up after 2 mins, then Cove take over & it's 3-1 to them half time. Then we fight back to 3-3 & lead again with a Smart Osadolor goal, only to lose another goal & it ends 4-4. 8 goals, sounds like a thriller! Look forward to the reports from our regulars.
Post by rhythmisarover on Aug 10, 2019 16:12:37 GMT
I was glad when the ref blew his whistle to end the 1st half. It was as if Rovers were hypnotised by Cove's play and possession. Great character shown to come back the way they did in the 2nd half. Thought Ross Clarke was superb at times. If this was at the start of last season Rovers would have been thrashed. Superb comeback.
What a game!.Cove dominant in latter stages of first half and feared a mauling if I'm honest.Whatever Kevin said at half time,along with introduction of William"Schwarzenegger" Graham turned us into a different animal in the second half.Exhilerating,Tantalising,Awesome and Heart attack material all rolled onto one!.What a day.......
Cracking game in which our lads showed great character. Most agreed at half time that there could only be one winner but much of the second half was one-way traffic and the late equalizer (without which we'd be two points clear at the top) was a bit of a sickener. Lots of positives, not least that all three subs looked decent in the later stages. A few claims that the last goal was offside, which if true would be a kick in the hawmaws.
Post by charlestheoptimist on Aug 10, 2019 16:59:17 GMT
This is up there with the great Rovers comebacks that I grew up with - especially against a team who think they are Premier League bound in the next 5 years . A year ago and 3-1 down you would have been looking at 6 or 7 , but the spirit /endeavour and workmanship from this team knows no bounds and we had Cove on the ropes in the second half and unlucky not to have the 3 points. We have faced the potential pre season favourites in our last 3 proper games Edinburgh/Stenhousemuir and Cove ( mid week does not count ) and have matched and exceeded them all. People should start noticing us and hopefully get a few more through the gate to watch this exciting team !
Very impressed by the team's work rate, skill and determination today. Like most fans I feared for us at half time but it was like a different team in the second half. I liked the look of our no 16 Will ? who looks commanding.
What a game. Albeit Chris Smith in goals conceded a howler it is a team effort and played well apart from that. Close for man of the match between a few players, thought Ross Clarke was very impressive.
3 1 down at half time the fans cheered them off.
One of the best games I've Seen for a while well done lads. Bodes well for the season ahead.
One of the best matches for many a year at San Siro. If we keep up this work rate and sort out continual long punts up the park which gives the opposition the ball straight back, then we'll be in the plays offs or better at the end of season. Kevin Harper we salute you. My MoM was definitely Wilson or Clark or Graham. Damn it All of the Team.
Echo all of that. Just the one negative in the form of the keeper. Might be proved wrong but he doesn't inspire confidence. Their 2nd was a howler, kind of equalled up by their keeper for our 3rd.
Cove dominated the first half but Rovers dominated the second. A draw was probably fair but we had Cove rattled - even at 1-3 down. I laughed at how their time wasting turned into a sense of urgency when they went behind.
A word for the ref today ......... He was good, sensible and fair. He's the guy who came out late for the second half of a game at the end of last season and took a bow! I'd be happy to see him every week.
No doubt Kevin will have plenty to say about the goals we lost today - 2 x headers weren't well defended at all. Nevertheless we are a good side and took our goals well. We've a decent depth to the squad as well judging by the performance of the subs when they came on. Early days but the signs are really promising.
Great character and a great point. Could have been three but ce sera. Referee just about fair over the piece. Respect for over ruling the offside to give a goal. Memo to linesman. You can't be off when it comes off their keeper. Brilliant smarticus goal with echoes of the beasts swagger. Cracking game.
Super game. Really good. If they were still playing the now it would probably be 24-23 to us. Great start then seemed to stall, sat off them as though we thought they were Real Madrid. Missed their 2nd goal thankfully. Less said the better. However, not a day to look at negatives, they are firmly banished to last season !!!!!!
2nd half simply magnificent to a man. The energy, heart, determination, willingness to win and desire, I cannot praise the team and management highly enough. To turn it round to 4-3 was unthinkable at half time. So nearly took the victory in the end but for a dubious potentially offside goal??? Anybodyvelse concur? But all in all, that felt as good as a win to me. 4 from 6 points v 2 title favourites and a good league cup campaign to boot. We are definitely going in the right direction.
D7 - bang on with Ref comments, criticism almost every week for refs and justifiably so but thought Mr McKendrick had a very sensible match today. Jeeso, I'm high on life here, praising refs, I've said far too much already.
I know there will some bemoaning the fact we never got the three points but what a second half performance that was. Completely dominated them and typically the scored with their only shot at goal in the second half (some suggested this was offside). Only small crit is our possession play we really give the ball away too easily at times -Lewis Wilson was guilty of this . And I got shot down for mentioning this before but we have a potential bombscare in the keeper position for the third year running. 4 points out of 2 games I’ll take that.
Fagin MotM for me. Graham and Smart were brilliant when they came on.
What was the daft and pointless warm up Cove did as they entered the pitch at kick off and half time. Who do they think they are? Cove Madrid?
Fair play to them they’re a good side and quite dirty too .They have all the tricks up the sleeve kicking the ball for miles when the lose a throw in and standing over the ball when they lost a free kick.