Chester brushed aside another one of the Blue Square North’s heavy hitters with a convincing win, but it didn’t go all the way of the home side in the contest. Antoni Sarcevic gave the Blues an early lead but a Greg Mills strike put the visitors back level. Then came a flurry of goals. First from Curran, and then Howard before McGinn finished the contest from the spot, although Mike Symons gave the visitors some hope late on.
Yep, he started. Not much else to say about it really, played 78 minutes but nothing massive to note. I think we’re all sure he’ll be back among the goals sooner rather than later. When we signed Antoni Sarcevic on a permanent deal he took a while to settle but he now seems to be flourishing, I’m sure Mills will be the same.
2. Central Midfielders
We really are blessed in this position. Ashley Williams covered every blade of grass today and is forever hassling the opposition for the ball. He isn’t half bad on the ball either, picks some sweet passes and gets the ball wide when he can. Scott Brown doesn’t hassle as much but has the best vision when it comes to passing I’ve seen in a while, comparative to Alex Brown last season, he misses Brackley through suspension however! Finally to the man of the moment, Antoni Sarcevic. Boy can this lad play. He bagged his fifth of the season today, and looked the brightest spark on the pitch, with his range of passing and his exquisite bursts past players – all this at the age of 20! Sarcevic can go a long way at this club, and even further in the future, I’m talking big time. What a player.
3. Don’t make Chester mad
There was a bit of argy bargy at the start of the second half, with clashes on and off the ball. The referee dealt with the pressure well, made the right choices during these altercations, most importantly not sending anyone off! Rather than distracting Chester, it seemed to add fuel to the fire, and, with the Worcester players more focused on who to attack next, Chester struck three brutal blows and effectively killed off the game. With the Brackley first team in attendance, they may want to take note!
4. Craig Curran
He’s been a little quiet since his loan move, but today was a grateful exception. Neil Young even said after the match there was a 25 minute phase where the 23 year old was pretty much unplayable. How right he was. Skipping past two men and playing a ball out to the right, there seemed no danger. But Curran ghosted his way into the box to glance home Chester’s second. Then he went one better, picking the ball up inside his own half before storming down the right with great pace before putting it on a plate for Iain Howard’s ninth of the season to make it three. Worcester just couldn’t contain him. Man of the match too, hopefully a sign of more to come.
5. The League Table
We’re six points clear! What a nice sight it is to see. Brackley away next weekend is sure to be a good’un and very tough, but I’m expecting us to fly ten points clear of our opponents by 4.50pm. Come on you Blues!