They say pride comes before a fall and I think that was the case on Saturday.
Did we take Bury too lightly? Was it written in the stars? They had not won for 12 games; we had not lost away for 12 games.
Whatever the circumstances were, we were bought down to earth with a bump. The interest in the game from Rovers fans was brilliant; we ended up with 11 coaches which were mainly full, and ended up with about 1,750 to 1,800 fans there, although the official figure from Bury was 1,350. I suspect a bit of imaganative counting going on (allegedly).
In the first half, we were just not at the races, as the home side took a two-goal lead, with sloppy marking, and not picking up from a corner for the second, although I thought the ball went straight in.
In the second half, we laid seige to the Shakers goal, but it was one of them days that we could have played until midnight and not scored, despite having lots of good chances. Lets just hope it’s a blip and the promotion bandwagon gets rolling on this Saturday when we entertain Walsall. Then with Milton Keynes on Tuesday night; the points are there for the taking as Milton Keynes seem to have one on the cup, and it’s probably the best time to play them.
Sad to see Portsmouth continuing to slide down the table; I think it’s just a matter of time, especially with another court case due before they go bust. How will they survive if they go down to League Two? Although they have been there before, personally I think they will be the tip of the iceberg; if they go more will follow, as usual the rich teams get richer and more stupid, whilst the lower teams have to fight for every last penny.
I was torn on Tuesday night whether to go to watch the England Under 19’s at the Keepmoat Stadium, who got a good win 3-1 and the ticket sales were good so hopefully we will get another under 21 international, or go to Gainsborough who were playing Barrow for the right to play Wrexham in the semi final of the FA Trophy.
Trinity included Jan Budtz, who would have loved to have been at Moat watching his Danish countrymen, and Craig Nelthorpe and it was Trinity who were victorious with a 2-0 win. It was good to see some fellow Rovers fans there supporting a local side. With no game next Saturday, fans might fancy the trip to North Wales to cheer them on.
Congratulations to Donny Dog for becoming a full England International, Donny changed over to one of the Three Lions for the England game against Brazil on Wednesday night.
Remember season ticket holders if you have a spare unused ticket from earlier in the season, you can exchange it for a ticket to bring another fan to the game on Tuesday night. Just take your unused stub/season ticket book to the ticket office and they will gladly oblige.
Lets get behind the team and hopefully we will have got six points by this time next week.