Writer: Auckland Owl
Date:Sunday March 16 2008
Those all important Owls player ratings from Saturday afternoon, by our man on the spot, willowowl.
Grant: 7 - Had a thread about him a few days ago, got us a point today with 3 vital saves though he was lucky to stay on the pitch when he lost his head halfway through the first half after being kicked twice.
Hinds: 5 - OK game, tackled ok, shielded the ball out well but was passed by trickery 3 or 4 times. Had no help from Songo'o mind.
Beevers: 6 - Good game, held line well with Woody, headed, tackled and he can see the play well. Why can`t he kick the ball under pressure, he always shins it out?
Wood: 7 - Woody is vital for us staying up, with Beevers they are a good partnership. Another good performance, strong and brave in tackling, could have given a pen away in the first 10 mins though.
Spurr: 5 - Had the torrid task of containing Michael Mifsud and not well I'm afraid. Didn't get forward at all and was skinned on many occasions though as with Hinds he did not have much help from his wingman Small.
Songo'o: 5 - Lucky to stay on the pitch, a stricter ref and he would have been sent off after his second tackle. Didn't do much in attack, lost the ball in dodgy places and didn't give Hinds much protection.
Kav: 6 - Had our only two shots, one from a free kick, one right at end of the game. Passing was wayward but tackled well and grafted well. Didn't pass the first man with his set-pieces.
Macca: 6 - Ran his socks off without doing much, does all of the underrated work in midfield.
Small: 5 - Didn't have a great match. Didn't seem to run anywhere, was just strolling. Only seemed interested when he had the ball. Poor Tommy was struggling with Mifsud all match and I though Wade should have helped out a bit more. Played better in the last ten minutes when he was up front.
Tudgay: 5 - Had nothing to work with and Cov's back 2 won most of the headers from the goal kicks from Grant. Ran his heart out but wasn't a threat at all.
Burton: 6 - As with Tuddy had no supply at all, he held the ball up well when he got it with some good first touches but again never looked a threat to the Coventry goal.
Laws: 6 - First sub should have been made a bit earlier. Songo'o kept fouling and looked like he could have been sent off, Laws replaced him with BOB with Small going to the right. The other subs were just trying something else, Enoch for Tuddy, then he moved Small up and took Burton off for Bolder.
Ref (Jarnail Singh): 6 - He saw the game well but was very lenient: Ward just minutes after receiving a yellow, blatantly kicked out at Grant. Grant was then kicked halfway through the half by Thornton I think and reacted in a way that could have got him sent off. As I've said already Songo'o was lucky too. If it was Rob Styles we would have had 3 sent off.
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Date:Sunday March 16 2008
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