On Saturday we hosted bottom of the league Yeovil, and despite being favourites we stuttered to a disappointing draw. Then last night we travelled to Fleetwood and one again managed to get a draw, a much less disheartening result than the Yeovil one.
We simply weren’t good enough on Saturday. Yeovil with respect are a team you should be brushing aside, especially facing them at home. We didn’t play particularly poor at any point, we just didn’t create enough real opportunities.
Yeovil took the lead in the 28th minute when Joel Grant latched onto an effort which was parried into his path by the helpless Luke Daniels. Wait, the game we should be winning and we are.. Losing?!
Half time approached and a smart move from Pads saw him felled in the penalty area and we had a penalty awarded. Paddy stepped up confidently to take it, and substitute keeper Gareth Stewart saved it comfortably. Damn. Oh and Stewart came on to replace what looked like a nasty head injury to Krysiak – Stewart is Yeovil’s goalkeeper coach.
Thankfully, an inspired substitution from Mark Robins saw Hakeeb come on early in the Second half and by the 61st minute his magic feet had Yeovil’s defence all over the place before he smashed home bringing us level with plenty of time to find a winner.
Sadly, that winner never came – And we could have lost it, as although it was Yeovil’s only real chance of the second half, it should have been buried.
Scunny fans now knew the Play Offs were gone, and a few were looking over our shoulders again.
Tuesday night came around quickly, and a tricky tie with Fleetwood was going to make for an interesting tie considering our decent form away from home.
Fleetwood got one in the first few minutes, and I feared the worst. Thankfully, we were level just before half time when Gary McSheffrey finished from just outside the box.
We got ourselves on top in the Second half and against the run of play the home side took the lead once more, and this time I really didn’t see us getting back into it.
Incredibly, within a couple of minutes of that goal we were level! Brilliant fighting spirit from our lads saw us deservedly back in the game thanks to Man City loanee George Evans.
So two fight backs from losing positions isn’t so upsetting. Now we need to head to Crewe on Saturday and find our winning form again, it’s been a while now. The William Hill football betting odds shows we are the very slightest underdogs as we sit at 6/4, compared to 7/5 for Crewe to win. Personally, I believe that’s a great price considering our away form.
See you all in Crewe on Saturday ready to cheer the Iron to their first win since the Chesterfield one.
Up the Iron!