Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

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Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:05 pm

Live team sheet updated during the match: http://www.forestgreenroversfc.co.uk/id31.html

Today's team news:

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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby SkunkMan » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:29 pm

Strong XI - but I’d still start Lloyd James, pulls the whole midfield together.
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby michael » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:15 pm

I agree with that .

i note that fgr have been Digbyless for the last two games -surprised at that
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby The Jovial Forester » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:38 pm

Well that came out of nowhere! Get in Reece!
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby Norton Boy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:51 pm

Digger limped past us before the match Michael so safe to say injured
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby SkunkMan » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:20 pm

If we have genuine aspirations of promotion this season then this is the sort of game we need to be winning.

A bit flat in the first half.

But Reece Brown. Seriously.......! Can’t see him being with us next season.
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:06 pm

Not the best result again today at The New Lawn, is the pitch ruining our passing game. We have however taken 4 points out of Carlisle so we can't complain to much. Good support could be heard loud and clear, well done all.

Attendance: 2381 (293 from Carlisle)

Man-of-the-Match: Lewis Ward Kept the Rovers in the match with some tremendous saves again.

We remain in 6th place, so we go on to the next match.

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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby cookiemonster » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:16 pm

The keeper was man of the match and deservedly so. Tells you all you need to know about our performance. Sums up the season at home really.
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby 20yrs and counting » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:38 pm

Carlisle were robbed. Ward was world class in the first half. McGinley just so error prone. Godwin -Malife looks so nervous, should have been loaned out rest of season. As for Gav, one of the worst midfield performances I’ve ever seen. What has James got to do to get on pitch. The over reliance on Brown to create anything is embarrassing.

There were plus points. Shepherd and Mills solid as ever. Where would we be without those 2? Williams showed heart and passion when coming on. Rawson held all defence together. Doidge and Reid looked liked strangers. Please don’t play that partnership again. Should have kept Tav and Williams up top.

Very very lucky point.
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby greenstripe » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:38 pm

Another thoroughly dispiriting home performance. With each successive game we get worse. Today we were appalling, we couldn’t even get it out of our own half unless it was to concede possession. Even Joe Mills had a bad game. They pressed us while we gave them all the room they wanted. Seriously something has to change, were not learning.

Fair play to Carlisle, they were very good.

It seems home football is wasteland these days.
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby man_of_kent » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:00 pm

Couldnt make it but sounds like mc should have tinkered with the team from tuesday as wasnt it basically same team that started. Anyhow still reasonable result against team near us.
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby Rich E » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:06 pm

Lewis Ward was fantastic and without his efforts Carlisle would have won comfortably.

Whilst Lewis was definitely the MoM, what a fine performance and goal that was from Reece Brown. As already noted, other clubs will surely be taking an interest in him.

The conditions weren't at all easy but that was a terrible mistake by McGinley which led to their goal - I felt for him. Gunning had a nightmare too, looking at one point in the first half to have lost contact with and control of his feet!

We cling on to a play off place though, so all still to play for.
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby Dougal » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:10 pm

20yrs and counting wrote:Carlisle were robbed. Ward was world class in the first half. McGinley just so error prone. Godwin -Malife looks so nervous, should have been loaned out rest of season. As for Gav, one of the worst midfield performances I’ve ever seen. What has James got to do to get on pitch. The over reliance on Brown to create anything is embarrassing.

There were plus points. Shepherd and Mills solid as ever. Where would we be without those 2? Williams showed heart and passion when coming on. Rawson held all defence together. Doidge and Reid looked liked strangers. Please don’t play that partnership again. Should have kept Tav and Williams up top.

Very very lucky point.


Pretty much agree with all that (except the Tav bit!)
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby king giraffe III » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:02 pm

Rich E wrote:Lewis Ward was fantastic and without his efforts Carlisle would have won comfortably.

Whilst Lewis was definitely the MoM, what a fine performance and goal that was from Reece Brown. As already noted, other clubs will surely be taking an interest in him.

The conditions weren't at all easy but that was a terrible mistake by McGinley which led to their goal - I felt for him. Gunning had a nightmare too, looking at one point in the first half to have lost contact with and control of his feet!

We cling on to a play off place though, so all still to play for.


McGinley is still a work in progress so I cut him some slack. For me, Gunning just isn't part of a promotion winning side.

Ward is awesome. He's every part as good as Sanchez and Collins. Arrived with no fanfare either. Should remain first choice whilst we have him.

Says something about this division that we're still 6th. ;)
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby SkunkMan » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:17 pm

20yrs and counting wrote: What has James got to do to get on the pitch


Like I said....Gav is a decent defender at this level, but on what planet is he a better central midfielder than Lloyd....?
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby king giraffe III » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:20 pm

SkunkMan wrote:
20yrs and counting wrote: What has James got to do to get on the pitch


Like I said....Gav is a decent defender at this level, but on what planet is he a better central midfielder than Lloyd....?


James has been giving the ball away as much as Gunning since Christmas in that role. Plus he doesn't have Gunning's bite.
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby Earl » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:32 pm

A difficult match to assess given the high winds and difficult playing conditions.

Having said that, Carlisle dealt with the conditions much better than FGR. They had more chances with and against the wind.

The reason our football is often dull and insipid is that Cooper insist FGR play to a rigid formula regardless of playing conditions and opponents.

On the few occasions the players throw caution to the wind, they are a much greater threat and create some excitement amongst the fans.

Lewis Ward was the star this afternoon. He showed strong and safe hands at critical moments saving us from an almost certain defeat. The less said about McGinley’s howler the better. Everyone makes mistakes but that was inexcusable.

Our defence deserve credit as well. Time after time they blocked and blocked goal bound Carlisle shots.

Brown was as ever the master technician of our midfield. Not only does every passage of play involve him, he started and finished our goal. We’re far too over reliant on his skills. Cooper should ease up on Brown before he burns himself out.

Still feel sorry for Doidge. Some say his form has dipped since his return but how can a striker be judged with such meagre service?

Unless Cooper has a miraculous epiphany, we’ll see more of the same next week and so on.
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby Timb » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:47 pm

Not as bad as Morecambe and not as good as Colchester performance.

The bottom line is that we're still in the play offs.

Not many games left and we are competitive and in the mix. 4 points from the last 3 games is keeping us in there.

I have a feeling our last Home game against Exeter City in May will be a play off decider.

A very enjoyable game and Ward defo man of the match. Part of a very good defence but not impregnable. If Doidgy had managed to flick to Reuben on the clear overlap well then it could have been a different result as well. Fine lines.

Looking forward to next Saturday.

Keep calm and carry on and get behind the lads.
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Re: Match thread from The New Lawn (Carlisle United)

Postby Onya Edson » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:58 pm

I see it as a point won, rather than two points lost. Both teams struggled with the windy conditions, but Carlisle made the best of it. Two of the better teams in the division, but maybe neither have quite the consistency it takes to get automatic promotion or a play-off spot.

Ward was man of the match by a mile; what a display, he was everywhere, with saves, blocks, marshalling the defence and good distribution. And other defenders also got blocks in when needed. Yes, Carlisle's goal was a gift, but any player can make a mistake. A wonderful bit of magic from Reece to set us up well for a better second half, but it didn't work out. Neither team scored when playing with the wind!

Yes, it was a disappointment, and yes, some players were not at their best, or were not fed many opportunities. But it was an entertaining match, though not often The Beautiful Game. With all those goalmouth scrambles the score could have been different, either way. And George hitting the post near the end was another close moment for us sneaking an undeserved win.

We gained a point, and I'll settle for that today.
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