Notts Co. versus Crewe
Looks like my disappointing start to the season has ended with my fifth straight win in all competitions. AJ opened the scoring seven minutes before the break, and Molyneux finished the win with a nicely taken finish to ease our relegation fears for the time being. A good win on the road, now we must turn our attention towards the next game, away to Preston. That will be a very tough game, a game that I expect Preston to win pretty easily, they are doing quite well. Well, whatever, lets hope we can shackle Preston to avoid being humiliated.
Preston versus Crewe
Wow, just wow. This is a great result. Robin was simply just outstanding this game. Opened the scoring before assisting Moore to make it 2-0 to the Railwaymen. Shroot would just not stop terrorising the defence, and eventually it paid off. Robin burst into the box and was clumsily taken down. Harry Davis stepped up and converted the kick to make it 3-0. Shroot made another run into the box, and guess what? Brought down again! Davis takes the kick, and its 4-0! We are tearing Preston apart! They are looking shell-shocked! If our finishing was better we would be five or six up. Fantastic result as we go into another tough game, against Bristol City. Maybe it will be five-nil this time!
Crewe versus Bristol City
Ben Garratt makes his debut in style, making three very good saves as we beat Bristol 3-1, while controlling possession. Leitch-Smith scored before Tyrone Barnett equalised eleven minutes later. Clayton scored midway through the second-half, before Abdul Osman scored in the last minute of injury-time to guarantee the three points for the Railwaymen. I'm really enjoying the upturn in form, I hope it will continue.
Crewe versus Stevenage
Neil Etheridge returned from international duty to put in a good display against Stevenage. Robin Shroot was not at his best today. We got off on a flyer with a very early penalty, the first big talking point, conceded by Jon Ashton after putting in a lazy challenge on Aneke. Captain Davis steps up and...GOAL! Great penalty! Right into the left side! It remained boring untiltwo minutes after the break, when the second big talking point of the match happened when John Mousinho recieved his second booking. We took advantage immediately, Billy Waters, my eighteen-year-old starlet, ran into the box and was taken down again by Ashton, the third big talking point. Davis steps up and scores, 2-0, easy as that. Aneke scored after rounding the 'keeper, Steve Arnold. Ashton was sent off for protesting when he recieved his second yellow, as he claimed Aneke was offisde, another big talking point. Shroot was taken off at the eight-third minute mark and was replaced by Brad Inman, my awesome Aussie. He made an immediate impact against nine-man Stevenage easily skipping past Capocchiano and curling in a great shot from an awkward angle. Another great three points, we are STEAMING
(haha) ahead! We face Sheffield United next, another tough game. Can we hope for another game like Preston?
Sheffield United versus Crewe
Another great result against the big guns! Obika opened the scoring very early on, and I thought our early season blues were back. But no, Ryan Colclough equalised almost immediately. We completely controlled the match, shown by our fifty-seven possession and twenty-three shots. Our dominance payed off when Colclough struck again before Tootle made it 3-1 three minutes later. Tootle was unfortunatly injured seven minutes later, and will miss our big match against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup. Can Crewe pull off another massive shock?
Chelsea versus Crewe
Not exactly a shocking result, but it is a bit annoying that we couldn't hold out another narrow lead. Ikpeazu got us off to a great start after going clean through on goal after Gary Cahill misjudged his header. We held this one-goal lead for fifty-three minutes, until when Demba Ba jumped above Ray and headed downwards towards goal, which Etheridge really should've saved, as it was practically right next to him. I was hoping it would go to extra-time, but alas, it was not to be, as some poor marking allowed Willian to ghost into the box and tuck home a low Mikel cross. Well, we look forward to the Bradford game, where we are looking to take an easy three points.
Well, that is all. The update came earlier then I said because I had it written up, and I felt it would be safer posted then sitting around on my laptop.
The Review of the Month
A fantastic month, unbeaten in the league and only narrowly losing to Chelsea in the cup. We are on a eight game winning streak in the Sky Bet League One and we should make that nine games against Bradford on Saturday. But who knows, football is unpredictable....