After Gillingham, I wrote...
So, at 2-0 down and Gillingham packing the defence, the game was ripe for a change. And finally Evatt did it. And you have to say, it worked.
3-5-2 for the last 15 or 20 mins saw us start to pummel them. Crosses were coming in. Corners were being won and our shot count was ticking up.
The goals felt like they were never going to come but they felt inevitable too. Plenty of poor sods left 10 mins before the end, and I don't pity them. They deserve to have missed the fun.
Aimson looked very good when he came in, and hardly anyone seemed to notice the swap. Then when we finally got the light weight Kachunga out of the picture things started to click (no offence Kachunga, I'm still hoping you come good). Bakayoko looked like a threat again and Delfonso finally got chance to get the cobwebs off his boots. And seemed to like it.
But the biggest difference was to push Isgrove and John forward as two wide men, a challenge John really did well with. And MJ Williams dropped super deep to be our third defender (slash very deep midfielder). MJ started spreading the ball around superbly and the presence of Bakayoko up front with Doyle meant that Gillingham didn't know how to cope. Afo came into the game more, working high up, just inside John.
It was great to see a plan B without dispensing with our pass and move philosophy. EVEN Doyle nearly scored.
Up the whites.