Another game in this year’s League campaign and another Man of the Match performance from goalkeeper David Clarke. From the second match in a row, he’s the runaway winner in the MOTM poll, this time securing 56% of the popular vote. Here are the main vote-getters in this week’s poll:
It wasn’t a trouble-free performance from our All-Star ‘keeper last night. While he brought his incredible shot-stopping skills to a higher high – that triple save from the penalty was out of this world stuff – his restarts were a problem area for us all night.
This wasn’t all down to David, of course – Dublin pushed up on his kick-outs and precious few of our outfield fourteen gave him good options in getting his restarts away. That said, the contrast between the speed at which Cluxton was able to get the ball back into play time after time, not to mention his effortless kicking technique, and our man’s more laboured approach was pretty stark.
On a night when virtually nothing went right for us, though, David’s heroics between the sticks – which definitely helped to limit the beating we got – makes him a worthy winner of this week’s MOTM award. Well done to him (again).