The Opposition View - Cheltenham Town
Following yesterday's 3-3 draw with Cheltenham Town, here are some views on the game from the Robins' assistant manager Russell Milton and a selection of their fans.
"To go 2-0 up was outstanding," said Milton, speaking to his club's official website
"We played how we wanted to and we played really well and scored two goals from it, and then we lost a bit of momentum."
"We knew they would have something at some point, they got the goal back with twenty minutes gone and then we go down to ten men."
"We gave away too many set-plays, too many free-kicks and corners and throw-ins which caused us a problem."
"It was a case of trying to hold out until half time, and we couldn't."
"Their penalty was a bit dubious, I think they bought that one a bit."
"But to go 3-2 down and then come back to 3-3 and then have a great chance at the end to win it, was a fabulous effort from the lads."
"We said at half-time, we don't want any excuses, this isn't a time for us to roll over and concede two or three more, it's a time for everyone to stay together and we certainly did that," he said.
The Cheltenham fans were delighted to take a point with only ten men.
The following extracts are taken from Robins Nest and twitter.
"Just got home! What a game! Never would have thought we were playing with 10 men! Great performance."
"What a game! What a point! What an atmosphere! Get well soon Jack. #wearestayingup."
"Safety is close now but that's two points dropped in my opinion. Two-nil up and hammering them then Cranston has a moment of madness. He has let everyone down again today, nothing against the lad but I'm glad he's suspended for next week."
"Would have taken a draw before the game but it`s disappointing after being 2-0 up. Cranston must not play again for us, time and time again he costs us far more than he provides. With Newport winning it could get very close - but we just need to match Hartlepool and we're safe."
London Exile wrote:
"I'm not sure I'd be counting our chickens just yet. Four points from the Easter weekend clashes and I think we can look forward to another season in Lg2. As for Cranston, he's just not good enough and is constantly targeted by opposition tactics."
"I think our uptick over last two games is just in time. A point vs Wycombe with 10 men for more than 50 minutes is good, and that's 3 goals in each of last 2 games. The run-in is very difficult to predict."
"Have to say I love your optimism lads. Last week we were made to look good. Today we almost blew it but still dropped 2 points. Only need to drop another 2 or lose on Friday and we are right in it."
Reliant Robin wrote:
"My thoughts this evening are with Jack Barthram and wishing him a very speedy recovery. I would also like to praise the battling spirit of the players, rallied superbly by Aaron Downes."
"Taking a point after going 3-2 behind and playing the whole 2nd half with 10 men is the fighting spirit that will keep us in this league."
"This season has been a disaster, no hiding from that, we will very likely have lowest finishing position of conference champions since automatic promotion was introduced however I don't believe we will be relegated."
"Respect to the rest of the squad for sticking to the job in hand with great character after seeing their teammate carried off. It says a lot for the attitude of our squad. I am proud to be a CTFC supporter tonight."
Next Game: Wycombe v Mansfield - Friday 14th April - 3.00pm