Wednesday, 31 January 2018
City prevail where Spurs fail.
It was probably in view of that epic encounter when Newport County couldn't quite manage to cause the shock of the FA Cup that prompted the Imps to tear into the Exiles with even more than their customary zeal at the start of last night’s match at Sincil Bank.
After a terrific double act by Matt Green and Rheady City somewhat let matters slip and Newport levelled but in the end it was a masterclass by all three strikers and, as Newport tired as we thought they would, they registered an emphatic win. Probably as good a time as any to play Newport who nevertheless gave a good account of themselves.
Not that City were exactly fresh as a daisy at the final whistle. I don’t know how Danny Rowe made those last two powerful runs before he eventually came off and Harry Anderson seemed to be running on empty. I’m sure Matt Rhead knew he’d been in a game too, not that he’d show it.
All in all then a highly satisfactory and another hugely entertaining game, no wonder 7500 turned out to create another cracking atmosphere.
Talking of cracking atmospheres we now keep our phones charged as we await any morsels of news coming our way from the Bank on the last day of the transfer window. On last night’s evidence the need for a front line striker is greatly diminished as all three attackers gave virtuoso performances with Rhead, Green and Palmer bagging a goal each and some fancy interplay between them.
However, no one, I’m sure is of the opinion that as we go into the business end of the season there will be no need for high quality reinforcements in the wings so we await developments with even more than the usual fervour.