Purple Patch

October 20, 2016

Very very deep deep purple patch for Matty Taylor

There are strikers that supposedly score in spells and have “hot streaks”.

It has frequently been suggested that Matty Taylor is one of those players.

What do the goal scoring statistics since the start of March 2016 suggest?

On Tuesday 1st March 2016 Bristol Rovers beat Hartlepool United 4-1 at The Memorial Stadium.



On Tuesday 18th October 2016 Bristol Rovers drew 3-3 with MK Dons at Stadiummk.



In both those matches Matty Taylor went home with the match ball after scoring three times.

Over the period from 01/03/16 to 18/10/16 Matty Taylor has had a “real purple patch”.

He has scored 23 league goals in his 26 league appearances.

In that spell he has:

(1). Made 15 FULL league appearances.

(2). Started in a league match but been substituted on 9 occasions.

(3). Appeared as a league match substitute twice.

This appearance record only serves to highlight how exceptional is his scoring record.

Even Geoff Bradford, Alan Warboys and Dai Ward at their peak struggled to match this.

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