BWFC 1-0 Bristol City
02-02-2018 MoM: Sammy Ameobi
After a fairly worrying deadline day, the evidently frustrated Phil Parkinson adapted his entire game plan to manufacture yet another win from against the odds.
Switching to a flexible 3-5-1-1, the Whites were at evens with their top 6 counterparts throughout the first half. Bar an Ameobi effort and a well worked move ending in Walker nearly getting a debut goal, not much happened. Wnderers can count themselves extremely lucky due to the sheer incompetence of 2nd tier officiating as Ben Alnwick took out Bobby Reid then to be awarded a free-kick.
The second-half was, once again, at stalemate, until the 70th minute. A Robins' corner was cleared away and a flick by Robinson (benefit of the doubt, it was intentional) set free Sammy Ameobi. With shades of Jay-Jay, the Nigerian marauded through the middle of the pitch, unopposed as Clough dragged the defenders wide before he fired a left-footed shot from th edge of the dee low and hard into the bottom corner with an acute amount of the goal to aim at. A 20 minutes of proverbial hell was about to ensue, or so was expected. The truth is they didn't even look like scoring until a tame set-piece in the 3rd minute of 4 added on. That was cleared and moments later, Wanderers were officially up into 19th and the charge continues...
Of late, I've been having a few moments of contemplation. I've been, fairly, critical of the Anderson regime and I will maintain that until I'm actually proven wrong by them. However, I can not doubt their ability to recruit and their backing of Mr Parkinson..
I wrote an article about him last week and he has gone onto support my view once more. His anger at the Madine sale and pointed comments pre and post-match are obvious. Yet, his ability to once again mastermind a performance and tactical approach, on short notice, a massively underrated manager, we are lucky to have him.