Two very different United teams took on Notts County in back-to-back Friendlies at St Neots on a gorgeous sunny Saturday. It’s always enjoyable watching the U’s at the Premier Plus Stadium, it’s a nice little place, easy enough to get to, and the bar is cheap. Here’s our report
Game 1: United 2-0 Notts County
Mitov 8/10 – Didn’t have much to do
Williams 8/10 – Did alright in the heat
Jobe 7/10 – Didn’t look out of place, looks like quite a prospect
Jones 8/10 – Solid as ever
Greene King Ice Breaker Pale Ale (Pint) 9/10 – Lightly hopped with citrus aromas. Perfect in the sun
Dunk 8/10 – Impressed at left back
Digby 9/10 – Controlled the game from midfield
Simper 8/10 – Looked like a first teamer already
Brophy 8/10 – Linked up well with Smith
Carlsberg (Pint) 3/10 – Weak, gassy, cheap. Did a job
Tracey 7/10 – Getting back into top gear, more to come from him
Lankester 8/10 – Stepped up into the Wes Role nicely, looking forward to seeing more
Smith 9/10 – Still hasn’t learned the offside rule, still knows where the goal is. Two goals have put another million on his price tag according to the messageboard
Game Two: United 2-3 Notts County
Mannion 6/10 – Looked okay, could have done better with the goals
Tarpey 7/10 – Played well, nice assist
Okedina 8/10 – Composed as ever
Corona (Bottle) 9/10 – Slice of lemon, nice and light. Perfection in a glass bottle
Taylor 8/10 – Great to see him back
Haunstrup 7/10 – Not 4 foot tall
San Miguel (Pint) 8/10 – The best of the draught lagers on offer. Could have been in Spain for a minute there
O’Neil 7/10 – Decent
May 7/10 – Pretty good
Janneh 7/10 – Looks like an exciting player
Stella (Pint) 6/10 – Probably should have called it a day on this one really
Worman 7/10 – Played well
Old Speckled Hen (Pint) 5/10 – Not the one in this weather
Knibbs 9/10 – This is the year of the Knibbler
Ironside 8/10 – Does what Big Joe does.
Strongbow Dark Fruits (Can) 8/10 – A Fruity finish for the walk back
Men of the Match: Bit unfair to judge on a friendly played in thirty degree heat – lets go with Smith & Knibbs for their goals though.
Soundtrack of the Match: Underworld – Born Slippy
However, remarkably high marks for that fourth quarter defending or lack of it!
Can’t see Taylor getting a game at CB next season. Zeno and Jobe look like decent prospects and Jobe has ability.
We look at good attacking threat but based on the defending in the last two friendlies we need to tighten up at the back.