Ravens view of Brighton v Grimsby

Well the first 45 minutes were dreadful. Nathan Jones turned back into a headless chicken and several times gave away the ball instead of playing in Harty who was standing in acres of space.

Hart quite rightly had a go at him, yet it made no difference. The Grimsby back line had Knight and McPhee under control. Kuipers pulled of a great save from a close range shot, somehow turning the ball round the post.

I was glad when the whistle went and hopefully the players would get the kick up the back side they deserved. Second half and what a difference. We at last stated playing football and the ten minutes spell at the start of the second half made the 3 points safe.

The first goal was made by quick thinking Hart, Knight and Rehman. The ball was deflected for a corner, Hart sprinted over, knocked it short to livewire Knight who crossed the ball into Rehmans path, who managed to get in a deflected shot and it was in 1-0.

Just moments later, Harty swings in a great cross, Knight heads towards goal, the keeper somehow makes a great save, but Knight bundled in the ball. 2-0!

After that the game drifted along, we have a good old sing song about some pa*ace reject who used to manage us. I left my seat with 2 minutes showing on the clock, and was on the running track to see Ononura (sp?) race through but somehow blast the ball high over the bar.

I was just having a quick wee when cheering could be heard. We rushed back to the track just in time to see Knight knock home the penalty. 10 in 13 for Neon Light now, not bad eh?


Ratings

Kuipers - 7 did all had to do and the one save he made was another superb one
Hinshelwood - 6 solid, not that much to do
Mayo- 6 solid, not that much to do
Cullip - 6 solid, not that much to do
Butters - 6 solid, not that much to do
Rehman - 7 excellent player, can we use the Coppell compensation to buy him?
Carpenter - 7 got well stuck in
Jones - 1 for first half, 6 for second half when became a team player again Knight - 8 once again involved in all 3 goals
McPhee - 7 battled well, and won the penalty
Hart - 8 was starved of the ball first half, 2nd half was superb and his crossing gets better

Subs - none used
Flitney, Pethick, Piercy, Harding and Robinson