Monday, 1 September 2008
Wigan blow it in a Paula Yates stylee
They used to say that Paula Yates gave the best blow job in the rock business. Well on Saturday Wigan Robin Park FC gave the best blow job in the Vodkat NWCFL as they surrendered a two goal lead in a game they dominated from start to finish.
Two goals ahead after 36 minutes this is a game they should have won and all the players, management and supporters will be kicking themselves.
On 28 minutes Adam Whittle latched onto a well delivered through-ball/hopeful punt (delete as applicable) from Jason Foulds to finish well as a confused Eccleshall defence looked on.
Eight minutes later it was 2-0 as Dougy Pitts supplied the cross, and Ryan Small found the net from just inside the box with a tremendous headed goal.
After that it was the Robins game to lose and unfortunately they conceded just before half time. After early second half pressure from the visitors the Robins again began to boss the game and looked in control. It was however another mistake in midfield that led to the equaliser.
Undaunted WRP regained their shape and with the penultimate kick of the game Ryan Edwards found himself with just the keeper to beat but hit his shot tamely at him. The shotstopper gathered his thoughts, booted the ball down the pitch as the referee blew the final whistle as Eddy hit the deck distraught knowing he could have won the game.
It would be wrong to put any blame there as yet again Robin Park failed to turn possession into goals. As one of teh officials said at the end of the game it was 12-2 on chances to the Robins. On the plus side it was another game undefeated and for the spectators there was some good football to watch and a nice appetiser for the derby tomorrow
It would be amiss to mention that the game finished at something like 6 o'clock! Mainly due to an injury to the Eccleshall keeper and the fact the game kicked off at 3.09pm - due to everybody waiting for the female referee's assistant getting ready!!
Many thanks to Migs for the excellent photos