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sat v Bognor

By the 12th man (legacy user)9/10/2014 21:47Thu Oct 9 21:47:11 2014

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Ahead of the game Jason Prior has re signed in a one month loan deal and also they have signed ex Hamlet player Omarr Lawson!

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By westwickham pink (legacy user)10/10/2014 08:55Fri Oct 10 08:55:38 2014In response to sat v BognorTop of thread

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Looking forward to the game even more now they have added these two.always exciting match

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By Pink Panther (legacy user)10/10/2014 09:18Fri Oct 10 09:18:59 2014In response to Re: sat v BognorTop of thread

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I think Omarr's last game for us was the play off final defeat there three seasons ago.

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By Griff (legacy user)10/10/2014 18:19Fri Oct 10 18:19:57 2014In response to Re: sat v BognorTop of thread

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Was on the bench for Lewes aat Champion Hill a few weeks back. Believe he came on late on at the game?

“They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s; the poison of vipers is on their lips.” — Psalm 140:3

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By Scrooge (legacy user)11/10/2014 12:27Sat Oct 11 12:27:04 2014In response to Re: sat v BognorTop of thread

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Prior was prolific for Bognor but has been virtually useless since leaving them. Hope he doesn't rediscover his touch this afternoon.

Look forward to seeing Omarr and his "no hands" running (he always used to pull his shirt sleeves over his hands which looked very odd!)

Interesting that both left their respective clubs to try out in the football league, but both are back in the Ryman within three years.

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By Griff (legacy user)11/10/2014 23:35Sat Oct 11 23:35:45 2014In response to Re: sat v BognorTop of thread

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Bit unfair on Jason Prior as he suffered a hideous double leg break that he took 9 months to recover from. Turned to at the 2012 playoff final with virtually his entire leg in plaster. By all accounts the challenge was one that easily have finished his career.


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Hamlet 0 Bognor 1

By Pink Panther (legacy user)12/10/2014 11:15Sun Oct 12 11:15:01 2014In response to Re: sat v BognorTop of thread

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Well, Jason Prior has still never scored against the Hamlet, but this was a poor Hamlet performance against a Bognor side that grew in confidence after taking the lead early in the second half and could easily have won more comfortably.

The first half was fairly even with both sides getting away with unforced errors at the back and Bognor wasting a couple of good chances after an early Hamlet flurry.

The visitors took the lead a few minutes after half time when a ball into our box was only cleared as far as an opponent lurking on the edge of the penalty area and he picked his spot with a well placed shot beyond Brown's reach. Forbes made a brilliant headed clearance off the line to prevent another goal shortly afterwards, and after one horrendous fumble by Brown that dropped just outside the post our keeper made several fine saves to prevent further embarrassment.

Our attacking efforts were negligible throughout, even more so after falling behind. On several occasions Hamlet players looked for another pass when more or less in the clear with only the keeper to beat, sometimes resulting in a teammate shooting hopefully from a less favourable position and some moves fizzling out without anyone having a shot at all.

Perhaps it needed a game like this to put our recent run of good results into perspective and highlight areas where improvement is needed. Oshane Brown is a great prospect in goal who will surely play hundreds of games at this level or higher, but understandably lacks Wilson's presence; his distribution can be a bit erratic and lead to us coming under pressure. On several occasions he held on to the ball for well over six - probably more than ten - seconds. This was in the first half with the score still goalless so it wasn't deliberate timewasting, just indecision and uncertainty, but after the Tim Brown incident last season I was almost surprised the referee didn't penalise him.

Our midfield looks weak when the opposition has the ball and doesn't give enough protection to the back four; I think the experience of Kevin James would have made a big difference yesterday, but we can't afford to be too reliant on an increasingly injury prone veteran. Ibrahim Mansaray might have given us a bit of extra defensive strength had he started.

We still lack options up front. Shawn McCoulsky is a fantastic prospect, but I don't think we can expect a seventeen year old from our youth academy to lead the line effectively for ninety minutes every match.

It wasn't the best game for new Italian recruit Matteo Candolini to make his debut, coming on as substitute for Hibbert at right back, but whenever he had the ball he seemed to want to keep turning inside and looking for a square pass instead of pushing forward or looking to release someone down the flank. Maybe that's a standard tactic in Italy! We seemed to lack width throughout and rarely if ever got behind the Bognor full backs.

Team (4-2-1-3): Brown - Hibbert, Forbes(c), Pinnock, Shaw - Carew, Samuels - Vidal - Clunis, McCoulsky, Graham.
Subs used: Candolini, McDonald, I.Mansaray. (Not used: Hysi, Gonsalves)
Attendance: 1,061

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Saturday and onwards

By LinesmanIan (legacy user)14/10/2014 10:22Tue Oct 14 10:22:09 2014In response to Hamlet 0 Bognor 1Top of thread

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I agree, we are missing something but I don't know what. Whilst weve been unfortunate with injuries the winger situation isn't great. Clunis imo has to play on the right and we need to find a left winger, Graham, McDonald, Hibbert, Robinson (M) have not been the answer. Agree re McCoulskey, very willing but he cant be expected to run every game
Central mid is light with Kershaney and Ash and we lack a real holder, play maker as they both push on
We are better at the back with Hibbert and Shaw at full back, its goals we need
Second half Saturday was poor and the previous Tuesday we won without having a shot on target

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