Date: 12th March 2008 at 9:03pm
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Those all important Wednesday player ratings from Tuesday night, by our man on the spot, willowowl.

Grant: 6 – Two good saves in first half, came out well and was very brave when needed, some dodgy punches ruined performance, kicked well in horrible conditions.

Hinds: 7 – May have been at fault for first goal, was a little asleep, but had a blinder in the second half, nothing got past him.

Beevers: 6 – Found it hard to cope with the wind in the first quarter but once he got to grips with it he was fine.

Woody: 7 – As with Beevers he struggled at the beginning but was class in the second half, a captain’s performance.

Tommy: 6 – Played well, tackled well but didn’t close down enough. our weak link in defence last night.

Songo’o: 5 – Very quiet, some nice touches but lost the ball twice in our half when we were under pressure. Their full back seemed to have his number.

Macca: 6 – A bit lightweight, knocked off the ball a lot, played a big part in Wade’s goal, helped the defence a lot in the second half when there was some pressure.

Kav: 8 – Best game I’ve seen from him in blue and white. Passed well, tackled back and great set-pieces. Still got a stupid haircut though.

Small: 7 – Getting better and better every time I see him, very composed for the goal and took a lot of pressure of the defence by running with the ball down the wings when needed.

Tuddy: 7 – Good game, lovely ball to Small for the goal and set up a great chance for Burton in the second half. Played well with Burton.

Burton: 6 – Average game, but scored the important first goal. Missed a sitter that would have made things a bit easier at the end.

Laws: 7 – Didn’t do much, waved when prompted by fans as he does. Subs were late on: Showunmi for Songo’o, who had got a yellow and it made sense to take him off. BOB for Small right at the end to waste time.

Ref (Kevin Friend): 6 – Very picky but also fair, job made harder due to the wind but did ok. I didn’t think the free kick that led to our goal was one, but who cares?

Tango: 10 – I know some people don’t like him but he does make you laugh: when he got chucked out at half time the Col U fans were chanting to let him back in, with a good cheer when the stewards finally saw sense and let him back.

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