A Gasheads Day Out

February 27, 2006

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Bristol Rovers winning performance at Peterborough certainly eased the pain of the journey up plus what I felt were the somewhat expensive admission costs which as a family of four Gasheads from six years to nearly fifty years will sadly, but most certainly deter us from attending any more matches at that ground. I’m wondering if the admission prices at London reflects on what seemed to be a poor spectator attendance on Saturday for the ‘Posh’.

However, despite a very sandy pitch the Gas got off to a somewhat slow start with Peterborough having the best of possession in the early minutes of the game. Fortunately the Gas settled in after an short but unsteady beginning, with Junior Agogo and Richard Walker causing real problems for the Posh defence with Walker just going wide with a fantastic shot from outside of the box. From then on the constant pressure by Rovers meant that it was only a matter of time before the attacking duo of Walker and Agogo found the net which came after about 30 minutes with an own goal by the Boro keeper who failed to recover the ball after it bounced off and over him for Rovers to take a first half lead.

[image2] Junior Agogo certainly seemed more composed during this game and gave a very confident and outstanding performance only to be sent off later in circumstances that were unclear but saw him ‘Red Carded’ as a result of an incident off the ball. Scott Shearer also put in a good performance in silencing some of his critics, making several good saves and John Bass once again played consistently which could see him retain his first team place.

The second Rovers goal was similarly just a matter of time coming in the second half with Walker’s goal before Agogo was sent off, and I felt that it could have easily been three or four nil but for the run of the ball and a bit of quick defending by the Posh.

Peterborough’s consolation goal was also quite dubious which from where many gas supporters were seated, looked most definitely to be from ‘offside’ play that Scot Shearer also appealed to the Assistant on the far side, but to no avail.

With some disappointing performances against Cheltenham, Lincoln and Stockport recently Rovers certainly need to play more aggressively which I felt they did at London Road.

See you all at Oxford!

Andy

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