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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:11 pm

Cheltenham Town 0 Bristol Rovers 2

Rueben Reid clipped the bar with a shot from the left and Conor Thomas also went close for the Robins. Chris Clements' set pieces were as bad as ever. The Cheltenham commentator was getting excited about a goal he scored from a free kick in the B team trophy two years' ago. The Gas took the lead just before half time when Sam Nicholson found A. Trialist in space in the box and he slotted it past the keeper. HT: 0-1

Reuben Reid had a shot saved after good work by Alfie May. Rovers were the better side though and Jayden Mitchell Lawson was brought down in the area by Ben Tozer and Luke Leahy scored the penalty.

Elliott Bonds looked quite good for Cheltenham, a 20 year old midfield player on loan from Hull City.

Cheltenham Town (1st Half)
Josh Griffiths
Grant Horton, Ben Tozer, Will Boyle
Conor Thomas, Chris Clements, Elliott Bonds, Lewis Freestone
Finn Aziz
Alex Adai, Reuben Reid

Cheltenham Town (2nd Half)
Josh Griffiths (Max Harris)
Grant Horton, Ben Tozer, Charlie Raglan
George Lloyd, Chris Clements, Elliott Bonds, Lewis Freestone (Chris Hussey)
Alfie May
Alex Adai, Reuben Reid

Subs (76 Mins): Andy Williams, Callum Ebanks, Liam Sercombe


Bristol Rovers (1st Half)
Anssi Jaakkola
Max Kilgour, Ben Hamer, Cian Harries
Ed Upson
Josh Hare, Max Nicholson, Zayn Westbrooke, Trialist
Jonah Ayunga, Zain Walker (two Zayn/Zains!)

Bristol Rovers (2nd Half)
Jordi van Stappershoef
Mark Little, Jack Baldwin, Michael Kelly
Josh Grant
Josh Hare (Lucas Tomlinson), Cameron Hargreaves, Zayn Westbrooke (Thomas Mehew), Luke Leahy
Jonah Ayunga (Pablo Martinez), Jayden Mitchell-Lawson
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:12 pm

:lol: :lol: Youth team


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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Martin Shaw » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:40 pm

"Four points clear as Lincoln are McCaffreyised", CHAD headline, April 1975
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Martin Shaw » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:57 pm


"Four points clear as Lincoln are McCaffreyised", CHAD headline, April 1975
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby MTFCMusings » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:11 pm

Sunderland 3-1 Carlisle
Cheltenham 0-2 Bristol Rovers
Tiverton 1-2 Exeter
Brighouse 0-0 Harrogate
Lincoln 4-0 Scunthorpe
Colchester 0-2 Posh (second game)

I know it’s only pre-season, but not many L2 sides pulling up many trees.
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:48 pm

Huddersfield Town 2 Bradford City 1

Bradford played a strong Huddersfield team in the 1st half and apparently it could have been 4-4 at half time. Dylan Motley-Henry gave Bradford the lead and Karlan Grant equalised for Huddersfield with a shot from the edge of the area.

Huddersfield brought their young lads on in the 2nd half. I watched the last 40 minutes and they were excellent. They outplayed Bradford and Matty Daly scored the winner with a left foot strike after Josh Austerfield had won the ball back well. Some of these young Terriers will be worth checking out as loan players by League 2 and National League clubs.

Romoney Crichlow-Noble (21) - left sided central defender
Matty Daly (19) - attacking midfield player
Brahima Diarra (17) - attacking midfield player
Josh Austerfield (18) - holding midfield player
Jaheim Headley (18) - left back

Bradford City
Richard O'Donnell
Anthony O'Connor, Paudie O'Connor, Reece Staunton
Connor Wood, Elliott Watt, Harry Pritchard (Billy Clarke), Dylan Mottley-Henry (Zeli Ismail)
Callum Cooke
Kurtis Guthrie (Clayton Donaldson), Lee Novak.

Huddersfield (1st Half): Ben Hamer; Jaden Brown, Harry Toffolo, Richard Stearman, Demeaco Duhaney; Josh Austerfield, Alex Pritchard (c), Juninho Bacuna; Karlan Grant, Danny Ward (Steve Mounié, 31’), Josh Koroma

Huddersfield (2nd Half): Jacob Chapman; Jaheim Headley, Romoney Crichlow, Mustapha Olagunju, Aaron Rowe; Josh Austerfield, Brahima Diarra, Ben Jackson; Matty Daly, Steve Mounié (Kian Harratt, 77’), Micah Obiero
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby MTFCMusings » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:24 am

Vale beat Forest 2-1 yesterday. No lineups given but from the players mentioned it sounded like quite a strong side put out by Forest (Blackett, Taylor, Ameobi, Yates)
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:57 am

Theo Robinson scored for Port Vale and an own goal

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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:56 pm

They don't mess about in the Bolton News. They have already done a pre-season report on all the players. No surprise that Baptiste has already picked up a minor injury.

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/1 ... -assessed/?
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby MTFCMusings » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:08 pm

Bolton v Crewe tonight, 0-0 at HT.
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:26 pm

Exeter City 3 Truro City 2 (Ryan Bowman 2 and Tyler Harvey)
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:15 am

Pre-season continues to go well for Ian Evatt's boys

Bolton Wanderers 0 Crewe Alexandra 3 (Powell, Kirk and Zanzala)

Bolton: Billy Crellin, Gethin Jones, Liam Gordon, George Taft, Ricardo Santos, Nathan Delfouneso, Brandon Comley, Eoin Doyle, Antoni Sarcevic, Ali Crawford (61-Tom White), Alex Baptiste.

SUBS (81): Ryan Delaney, Jak Hickman, Jamie Mascoll on for Baptiste, Jones and Liam Gordon
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby lifestags » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:18 am

I really don’t rate that Bolton team on paper, only Sarcevic and Doyle who would Possibly get in our team.
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby I am Spartacus » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:20 am

Tippy Tappy Football wrote:They don't mess about in the Bolton News. They have already done a pre-season report on all the players. No surprise that Baptiste has already picked up a minor injury.

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/1 ... -assessed/?


If only the Chad demonstrated this level of interest in the Stags.
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:22 am

Nathan Delfouneso is a quality player. Liam "Flash" Gordon who they signed from the Daggers is quick.
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby lifestags » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:27 am

Tippy Tappy Football wrote:Nathan Delfouneso is a quality player. Liam "Flash" Gordon who they signed from the Daggers is quick.



Do you think they would get in our team?
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:56 am

Nathan Delfouneso won promotion from League 2 with Blackpool and has been a regular starter for them for the last three seasons. I'm looking forward to watching a few of their games when the season kicks off to see how they look. I would not be confident with a defence that includes both George Taft and Gethin Jones.The latter is a bit like Kellan Gordon. He's better at going forward than defending. He had a nightmare at Oldham that in hindsight cost us promotion.

If I were a bookie I would be setting up a branch in Bolton and taking money off Bolton fans at 5/1 or 11/2 for the title.

Ian Evatt is looking to make another four signings this week.

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/1 ... erse-crewe?
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:13 am

Are there any pre-season friendlies with early kick offs today for a bit of warm up viewing before the Stags?
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Conker » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:18 am

Gethin Jones is definitely not better attacking than defending.

He’s steady enough at RB - which he proved at Carlisle, but he’s not a wing back as we know from his time here. He does not have the pace or positioning to implement the attacking job you get with the RWB position.
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:39 am

Gethin Jones is playing wing back at Bolton and did not impress me with his defending for the Stags. I agreed with David Artell and Graham Westley in their podcasts where they both said that lads in academy and U21 football do not get taught how to defend properly.
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby MTFCMusings » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:42 am

Friendlies today

Southport v Barrow
Vale v Rochdale
Plymouth v FGR (1pm)
Cambridge v Ipswich (1pm)
Walsall v Burton
Oldham v Lincoln (1pm)
Sunderland v Harrogate
Tranmere v Burnley
Orient v Gills (1pm)
Watford v Scunthorpe
Wealdstone v Colchester
Salford v Accrington
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Conker » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:42 am

Yes Bolton will find out he’s not suited to RWB soon.

He may have not impressed you defending, but he’s still better at that than attacking, he did a good job for Carlisle at RB, maybe you missed that. I think he’s a average L2 player and probably not good enough for a team like Bolton.

Unsure on Taft, but neither would get in our side.
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:12 pm

Thanks Sam.

Watching Plymouth Argyle v Forest Green Rovers on You Tube. Kelland Watts is playing on the left hand side of a back three for Plymouth. Game has been played at a good tempo but not many chances. Aaron Collins should have scored for FGR when a ball was played over the top. He got to the ball before the Plymouth keeper but his shot rolled wide of the far post. Ryan Hardie then gave Plymouth the lead running on to Frank Nouble's through ball down the right and cutting inside Udoka Godwin-Malife before firing past the keeper.

Jordan Moore Taylor still looks a good player at the back for FGR. Ebou Adams seems to be the attacking midfield player for them with Carl Winchester and Dan Sweeney behind him.

FGR
Luke McGhee
Kane Wilson, Udoka Godwin-Malife, Jordan Moore Taylor, Chris Stokes
Carl Winchester, Dan Sweeney,
Aaron Collins, Ebou Adams, Nicky Cadden
Jamille Matt

HT: 1-0 to Plymouth.
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby MTFCMusings » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:14 pm

Friendly results :

Southport 0-2Barrow
Vale 2-1 Rochdale
Plymouth 2-1 FGR
Cambridge 1-0 Ipswich
Walsall 1-1 Burton
Oldham 2-1 Lincoln
Sunderland 1-0 Harrogate
Burnley 3-0 Tranmere
Orient 1-0 Gills
Watford 1-0 Scunthorpe
Wealdstone 1-2 Colchester
Salford 0-1 Accrington

Pretty good day for L2 teams, apart from our opening day opponents :lol:
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Re: League 2 Friendlies

Postby Spiritater » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:48 am

Conker wrote:Yes Bolton will find out he’s not suited to RWB soon.

He may have not impressed you defending, but he’s still better at that than attacking, he did a good job for Carlisle at RB, maybe you missed that. I think he’s a average L2 player and probably not good enough for a team like Bolton.

Unsure on Taft, but neither would get in our side.

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