An injury time winner for the second week in succession has been a great boost (and a credit to the player's unflagging determination). But the goal machine that was so impressive earlier in the season is not quite firing on all cylinders.
Just compare the last 7 games with the seven before that
First 7 games (all league) For 23 Against 10 (Won 6 Lost 1)
Second 7 games (6 league, 1 cup) For 9 Against 6 (Won 4, D 2, L1)
It's results that count and maybe it reflects a more careful approach not to go gung-ho at every oppportunity. After all, keeping down the opposition goal tally means we have to do a bit less up front.
Or are there other concerns?.
- Maybe other teams have worked out how better to handle Swankie and Doris?
- Has the absence of the master Sheerin has reduced our creative forward play - despite Falky's excellent contribution.
- Maybe our forward players are not clinical enough when the many opportunities arise - is there a bigger role for Elfverson as Plan B in games?
Any other suggestions and options?
Or is it just that the first 7 games were a bit of an aberration and, as we settle in to the long grind of a league campaign, maybe it;s back to business as usual.