Will he ever score a goal?!?!
|Manager Daniel Logan has refused to comment on what medication Tony Robinson is taking after his latest goal-free game, however he did have this to say, "It is fair to say that Anthony is having a rough time in front of goal and probably couldnt even hit my barn door (pictured above). It would also be fair to say that he couldn't score on a night out in lancaster but thats a different story. I'm going to have to consider his position in the side unless his lean streak in front of goal ends soon."
When asked about the possible Ward-Robinson player swap deal with Bradford, Logan told the press to "Watch this space".
Shadsworth Leisure Centre was the venue for Cherry Tree F.C's latest pre-season friendly. This was CTFC's first 7-a-side performance and was another good work-out for our boys. Apart from goalkeeper Slater (no real loss), and the sidelined senior Robinson, Logan had a full-strength side out and must surely be pleased with the way the lads reacted with the change from 5-a-side footy to 7-a-side.
Cherry dominated the game from start to finish with stand-in goalkeeper, White, rarely troubled. Solid displays from Riley, Logan and Yarnold ensured White from a pretty much save-free night. However it certainly wasn't all plain sailing for the Cherry lads as their opposition took an early, much deserved lead through the lively Lincoln. Cherry Tree raided the oppositions defence with attack after attack and an equaliser was on the cards. It came in the form of Norman Bell, recently linked with a big money move to Torquay. This was however Bell's only contribution to the game as he faded in and out like a dimmer switch.
With time ticking away it seemed as though CTFC wouldn't get the winner they richly deserved when, like grease lightning, Logan carved open the opposition defence, played a neat one-two with Doherty and just as he was about to send the ball into the bottom corner, the goalkeeper pole-axed him for a certain penalty, or so the players on the pitch thought! This was not given leaving Logan rolling around on the floor laughing his socks off.
There was time for one last effort with Bell playing a well-timed through ball for Doherty to latch onto and cheekily flick the ball over the keepers head for the winning goal!
G. White 7 - No non-sense display from the former Burnley man. Quiet night in goal but produced one world class save to keep the scores level.
C .Riley 8 - Rile worried Logan when after 5 mins of play said "I think i'm gonna be sick". Recovered well.
D. Logan (capt.) 8 - Marshalled the defence well providing an easy night in goal for White. Should have had a penalty .
P. Yarnold 8 - Logan opted Yarnie to play a defensive midfield role to which he performed well. This boy has potential.
A. Robinson 7 - Didn't show any signs of tiredness and shouldn't let talk of a move to Bradford affect him.
P. Doherty 8 - Solid display from the lone striker, even helping out at the back when called upon.
N. Bell 7 - Well-taken goal, 13 in two games is not bad from the fatigued Bell.