A most enjoyable game in all ways. We played so much better than last week to make that performance baffling, but Batley also played their part with a fairly woeful last sixty minutes. I think this game reinforced the truism that this league is closer than ever and each team is only as good as its last performance; our last performance was excellent however.
A big plus point for me, no doubt unnoticed by most, was that the referee had a very good game - pretty unobtrusive, allowed the game to flow, made a couple of mistakes but didn't get flustered by them. fans criticise poor refereeing displays yet hardly ever praise good ones.
Finally, I was amazed and delighted by the crowd. As far as I could tell there hadn't been any major promotion of the game so this does prove that there is a real appetite for attractive matches when the weather is good and people have sufficient spare time to make the most of it. (Although no doubt some may claim that there would have been an even bigger attendance had it been on Sunday )
Let's hope that we can carry this form and commitment into the next match at Keighley.