The Sunday Review

By Paul Fisher
Last updated : 10 October 2004

































Ladies and Gentleman, Chesterfield Football Club would today like present Hull City with...........................3 points!
No pies at the KC stadium today rumour has it that the Travellers next to the ground were using the electricity.
On to today's game and chance after chance after chance went begging for the Spireites and despite having four strikers in the squad for the match not one of them could score. We started off okay and pressed Hull into their own half for much of the match Wayne Allison going close with a chance but the best opportunity fell to Gareth Davies who despite being one on one with the Boaz Myhill the Hull keeper he proceeded to put the ball wide, How I don't know!!

Full of optimism for the second half as Hull didn't fill me with any fear (my early prediction was that we would get thrashed). Ian Ashbee was sent off for City midway through the 2nd Half Iwas a little surprised by this as the foul he committed looked like it only warrnted a yellow but there you go. Unfortunately when faced with ten men we seem to go to pieces and once again sixty seconds later the impressive Stuart Green capitalised on a mistake by Gaz Davies to fire home.
We then decided that keep ball was the best option without actually hurting them too much, we had a goal disallowed and Stallard headed wide and Myhill pulled an amazing save from Ian Evatt, but to no avail, Evatt's last effort on goal was to thrash the ball over the crossbar from yards out and that just about summed it up.

On reflection after the game in the pub I was extremely concerned about our lack of goals away from home nemind the fact that we can't win we can't score either.
I'm sure that Hull fans would agree but we were far the better side however they will be the one's with the smiles on their faces, what is about sides who don't play well but still win, expect Hull to be up there in the shake-up.

As regards to the players I must mention our on loan midfielder Sammy Clingon he was superb and pulled the strings all game, Adam Smith had an impressive debut however his crossing needs to be worked on. Man of the Match would have been for me Alex Bailey but his stupid booking for obviously elbowing a Hull player in the face changed that opinion. I think Clingon deserves it but I'll let you vote!

The Magic Bus rolls up to my neck of the woods on saturday to Hartlepool, I'll keep you posted.

PF











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