Again all that hard work by fans trying to get the pitch into some kind of decent condition for a game was thrown to the winds by an abysmal first half performance that saw the visitors score and us fail to pass the ball to another Red shirt.
Thanks to a far better second half we clawed our way back into the game but then a mistake from the usually dependent Mark Creighton led to a somewhat lucky goal for them. How we failed to add to Luke Reynolds goal from an overhead kick will take some understanding. We stormed their goal for up to thirty five minutes during that second half but the ball just would not enter that net.
So we drifted further away from the play-off places with that defeat but we do have a chance to get back on track tomorrow evening with the visit of Halifax Town, again. They were here at Aggborough just a few weeks ago when we put them out of the FA Trophy and since then their results have been just as bad as ours although they did get a late goal to gain a point at Woking on Saturday.
Defender Ryan Cresswell limped out of the game with a sore ankle and could be doubtful as could Neal Trotman who missed the game through injury. Add in long term injuries to Greg Young, Andy Campbell and Adam Quinn and the 'Fax manager, Chris Wilder, is facing a selection problem with who to play in central midfield. Tyrone Thompson returns from suspension though and that will help him slightly.
We have no such problems and will be welcoming Iyseden Christie and Stuart Whitehead back from their one match bans. Both will go straight back into the side and hopefully regain that missing spark from recent games when we were without Christie through injury.
Saturdays goal scorer, Luke Reynolds, will make way for Issey and Jake Sedgemore likewise for Whitehead.
All this is supposition anyway because I, personally, can't see this game being played on what will be a totally waterlogged pitch. If it is then great, we need the points and we don't need a fixture pile up.
Bevan, S Taylor, Harkness, Kenna, Haworth, Creighton, Whitehead, McGrath, Sedgemore, Hurren, Russell, Penn, Reynolds, Blackwood, McGhee, Smikle, Christie, Constable, White, Hay.
Mawson, Butler, Parke, Haslam, Doughty, Kearney, Forrest, Smeltz, Killeen, Billy, Toulson, Bastians, Wright, Cresswell, Jacobs, Trotman, Torpey, Uhlenbeek, Gray, Thompson, Stamp.