Joe Uglow – @Joe_Ugs
Joe discusses the win over Aldershot
Every time we’ve been successful in recent seasons it’s always been built around quality wingers, whether it be Kalala and Andrews, Whitfield and Nemane or Wearne and Duke-McKenna, United have always looked most dangerous with two wingers on the pitch. Which makes it all the more frustrating that the last two seasons we’ve started the season attempting to make 3-5-2 work. But enough dwelling on the past, the return of Wearne finally allowed us to get two wingers on the pitch and what a transformation! From the first minute we looked sharp and always had an out ball on the wings. De Silva terrorised their left-back all game and Wearne looked a constant threat on the right as well, looking after the ball every time he received it. It’s no surprise that Goodwin and Jarvis had their most profitable night in front of goal from the much improved supply!
THE KINGSBRIDGE BECKENBAUER
If you could have chosen any ex United player to come in and solve our problems at the back, Mark Ellis would have been pretty high up on that list. His second home debut showed exactly what we have been missing; Comfortable on the ball, won every header, talked the defence through the game, showing what a real leader he is. Tempting him down for the rest of the season could be crucial to turning our season around!
LUCAS NESS MONSTER
Special mention to Ellis’ centre half partner as well, very assured performance from Lucas Ness at the back, capped off by a superb assist for Goodwin’s goal in the first half. I think the best compliment I can pay Lucas would be the fact me and my friend were drawing comparisons with Sam Sherring on the journey home from Plainmoor.
WE’RE NOT RUBBISH ANYMORE??
It’s vital that last night’s performance is used as the turning point in our season, we now look to have a side that can compete at this level, and hopefully, if we can get a bit of luck with injuries, we can start to really kick on in November. With the side we have now, suddenly home games against Dorking and Gateshead look extremely winnable, Barnet away looks favourable and of course we have the small matter of a free hit against Derby on Sunday to enjoy! It’s been a pretty woeful 3 months so let’s hope there’s plenty more positive talking points to write for the rest of the season!