PREDICTIONS LEAGUE: Results and Updates
Family commitments, workloads and a passion for the Winter Olympic, especially the British Curling teams have led to me falling behind with the results. Hopefully I can bring all the results of the past two matches and the current game with Orient on this thread.
PREDICTIONS LEAGUE : Colchester Results
The weather was the winner Friday night. Marcus and his ground staff did a great job in getting the pitch playable considering all the rain. Many have said that with the JPT match on the following Monday he shouldn’t have tried so hard. Trouble is that a club has to make every reasonable effort to get the game on and then it’s up to the Referee whether it is deemed safe enough to play the match.
So both teams took to the field and ground out a goalless draw on a heavy, energy sapping pitch. A point a piece was probably the best outcome.
1. Correct Score = 0-0
2. Attendance = 6.683
3. 1st Town goal scorer and time = No Scorer
4. Number of corners = 12
5. Time of last STFC sub = 86 min
A. How many away fans = 96
B. Shirt total of STFC subs coming on = 46
C. Total number of subs used in the game = 5
D. How many games will be postponed on Sat in L1, L2 and Conference = 5
E. How many drawn games will there be on Sat in L1, L2 and Conference = 4
PREDICTIONS LEAGUE: Peterborough JPT 2nd Leg Update
The chance of another Wembley appearance goes begging after a penalty shoot-out. As good as the spot kicks were in the previous round, they were poor against Peterborough.
Yet, the game shouldn't have gone to penalties. We had a stonewall spot kick in the first half, but for whatever reason, the ref bottled it. We should have been 2 up and Posh down to 10 men.
Once again, poor defending cost us the match. Murphy’s poor back pass in our own box gifted them the equaliser. Britt Assombalonga does not need much of a chance and he finished it well.
We were sitting too deep second half and we disparately needed another goal to kill the game. The game was crying out for a change but Mark Cooper’s options were limited Having said that, I thought the Town to a man tried their hardest. Louis Thomspon and Massimo Luongo ran their hearts out. Alex Pritchard and Yaser Kasim were strong in midfield. Murphy showed some good touches but at times looked out of his depth. Danny N’Guessan did very well but ran out of steam.
Oh how we missed Nile Ranger.
1. Correct Score = 1-1
2. Attendance = 6,825
3. 1st Town goal scorer and time = Pritchard 32 min
4. Number of corners = 9
5. Time of last STFC sub = 85 min
A. How many away fans = 383
B. Shirt total of STFC goal scorers = 11
C. Time of the last goal in the match = 75 min
D. Total number of players booked = 4
E. Half time score line = 1-0
F. If penalties, what will the score line be = 3-4
Bonus Answers From 1st Leg
A. Final aggregate score over the 2 legs = 3-3
B. Will Town win or lose at Full time or on Penalties = lose on Penalties
Detailed results and tables to follow