Crawley Town 0-5 Doncaster Rovers; 250 word match report

It’s rare you can justify paying £22 to sit in a marquee on the outskirts of Crawley. Thanks to the Rovers , tonight was that anomaly.

Here, Crawley Town delivered the worst performance from a professional football team I’ve seen in over a decade. Shambolic, disjointed and disinterested from the off; just eleven stooges for Rovers to feed off – the Washington Generals to Doncaster’s Globetrotters.

Rovers though were superb; Dean Furman underlined just how important his presence is in Paul Dickov’s 4-5-1 with an untiring box-to-box persistence that opened up the pitch for the rest of his team, particularly the wings, where both full-backs linked brilliantly with the tricky men ahead of them in a manner that’ll ensure Crawley’s defenders are still waking up in a cold sweat weeks from now.

The first half brought many chances, but contained just one goal; Andy Butler pouncing after a Crawley defender had kindly nodded the ball across his own box.

In the second half however it rained superb goal after superb goal. Richie Wellens touched home a Kyle Bennett cross to crown lovely interplay down Rovers’ left. 2-0. Nathan Tyson; set clear by Enda Stevens perfect through-ball, brilliantly lobbed the ‘keeper without breaking stride. 3-0. Harry Forrester’s low finish ended the ‘ole’s on a 237 pass attack. 4-0. Curtis Main curled the ball neatly into the far corner. 5-0.

An entertaining and professional Rovers performance which left Dean Saunders looking particularly surprised, but then since the operation he always looked particularly surprised.

by Glen Wilson

One Comment Add yours

  1. flsymbolism says:

    Reblogged this on The Football League Symbolism and commented:
    Another brilliant word report. READ IT!

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