Believe. We really can start to believe now can’t we? Four points over Easter, results going our way. Can you feel it? It’s going to be our year, surely?
It was a tale of two Paul’s at Prenton Park on Easter Monday, as Lewis, formerly of the Abbey opened the scoring, and Mullin, formerly of Tranmere added yet another goal to his ever increasing tally to ensure a point for the U’s.
A big surprise was the inclusion of Wes Hoolahan on the bench, as Luke Hannant returned to the starting eleven. Truth be told, it was a fussy game, with neither team looking at their best, a result of a busy Easter schedule for both sides.
Paul Lewis put Tranmere up after just eleven minutes, but became the villain in the second half after leaping into a challenge on Luke Hannant in the box. That’s the Paul Lewis we knew and (didn’t really) loved. Mullin duly stepped up and hit the resulting penalty at the keeper, but was thankfully alert to put the rebound away. You’ve had your goals this year now Paul lad, maybe let big Joe take the next one yeah?
So, we’re still top and we’ve got another big game against Exeter on Saturday. Funnily enough, thanks to their good form, it’s looking likely that the Orient game is going to be our toughest of the remaining matches, but Exeter are going to be no pushovers either, and they’re one of just two sides that can do a ‘double’ over us this season (the other being Stevenage, naturally). Wes should be back in the starting eleven, so we’ll have a chance, we know that on our day we can beat anyone. See, there’s that belief again.
Man of the Match: Paul Digby gets the nod, absolutely magnificent once again.
Soundtrack of the Match: Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
United: Burton, Knoyle, Okedina, Taylor, Iredale, Hannant (Hoolahan), Digby, O’Neil (May), Boateng, Mullin (Dunk), Ironside