The Opposition View - Solihull Moors
Following yesterday's 2-0 FA Cup win at Solihull, here are some views on the game from the Moors' caretaker manager Gary Whild and a small selection of their fans.
"Second half I thought we were on the front foot and had a few little chances which you need a bit of luck with. Get a goal, and then all of a sudden things can change," said Whild, speaking to BBC WM Sport
On Wycombe's route-one opening goal, Whild said: "It looked a little bit fortunate, but I've said to the lads, sometimes the harder you work, you get a little bit more luck, and they got that today with the first goal."
"I've said to the lads, whatever the (managerial) situation is moving forwards, you've got to use that second half performance and take it into the league games."
"You can't always control what happens off the pitch, but to be fair to the lads, second half, they had a real right, go," he said.
"We didn't throw in the towel... we gave a better account of ourselves, and with a little bit of luck could have nicked a goal."
The Solihull fans were also trying to find some positives.
The following extracts are taken from the Solihull Moors Runboard.
Solihull Martyr wrote:
"Both goals in the first half and both preventable. First a ricochet bouncing in after their keeper had launched a free kick. Second due to some Keystone cops defending - a tap in after Wycombe had twice hit the bar with headers. Cue the old cliché - concentrate on the league."
First goal was defo a 'hand of God' handball by Akinfenwa to tap the ball on to Freeman to convert. Everyone but the officials saw it, neither Wycombe nor their fans celebrated for several seconds, it was bloody surreal, the only likeness between Akinfenwa and Maradonna being their shape."
Smfc fildes wrote:
"Thought we played well today especially second half where I thought we were unlucky not to get a goal or two. Thought the atmosphere was absolutely dire though for a game like this."
Simon B wrote:
"Wycombe were always in control and I thought after going 2-0 up mid-way through the first half, they eased up slightly and we had a much better second half. But if we had brought it back to 1-2, they seemed to have the capacity to move up a gear or two and would have probably scored again."
Still Rolling wrote:
"Wycombe controlled the game. In the second half they dropped off and it made us look better. For me we need to get some kind of control in midfield. Our guys just don't know what to do with the ball there, so the forwards feed off scraps. The atmosphere was pretty flat. A home tie against a league team, and yet the attendance was c1500, which, when you consider the away contingent is pretty disappointing."
"We huffed and puffed as usual with no real cutting edge. It`s been the story of our season. I`m sure Wycombe were playing within themselves. Positives were the goalie and St Ledger looking assured at the back
"Negatives were the poor attendance of 1,500. More than half were Wycombe supporters. Moors attendances are dropping off alarmingly, no one wants to watch losing football every week, and wait till the cold snap starts then attendances will plummet."
"Positive performance, definitely something to build on today. To those who think relegation is a certainty... I wouldn't throw the towel in yet."
Next Game: Morecambe v Wycombe - Saturday 11th November - 3.00pm