What a breath of fresh air tonight. And all the more pleasing in some ways because it came out of nowhere...I don’t think any of us looked at that line up and felt confident of a win. Great to be proved wrong!
BPF 7 solid
Palmer 7.5 Solid defensively, looked to move things forward down the right whenever possible. Extra 0.5 for playing with a brokken schnoz
Dunkley 8 Won everything in the air, organised the defence well, several key blocks
Johnson 7 Rash challenge for the booking but I thought his positional sense was decent and his precise out balls down the left relieved pressure on a few occasions
Paterson 7.5 He’s not cultured is he? But boy can he graft. Good running and pressing all night and great cross for the third goal
Bannan 8 Great reading of the game, fantastic work rate, broke up their attacks on numerous occasions and picked his passes well
Adeniran 6 Worked hard but ended up chasing shadows at times and felt the ball got away from him too easily when in possession
Wing 7 best game for us so far. Good work rate and mostly used the ball well without setting the game alight
Corbeanu 8 MOM first half. Faded second half, but what a contribution. I wonder if we can make that wingback role work for him regularly, or if that was a one-off. Seems a lot to ask of a young lad who is obv a natural attacker. Worry his energy will be wasted in that role against teams with more attacking threat down the right (Sunderland looked esp weak down that flank to me)
Kamberi 8.5 MOM Great performance. Led by example with the pressing, gave the wingbacks something to aim for everytime from the flanks, linked up well with Gregory. Great to see him harrying the defender into a mistake 2nd half and putting him on his backside, though he should have then smashed it into the roof of the net to claim his second goal
Gregory 8 A goal and an assist. Trying not to get over excited about his partnership with Kamberi, but it looked great tonight.
Desire+Running+Communication+Aggression up front+Crosses=Goals....who’d have thought???