Date: 12th March 2011 at 8:33pm
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The Welshman missed several gilt-edge opportunities to win the match against the Brewers and he could have had a hat-trick had it not been for some resilient but desperate defending from the away side.

Newly-appointed care-taker manager Ray Mathias stated before the match against Burton that he felt the Hatters had to win all 10 of their remaining games to have any chance of survival. The draw with Burton, along with Barnets’ 2-1 victory at Hereford means County now sit bottom of the football league, four points adrift and having played six games more.

Doble however, who returned to the side having served a three-game suspension is still optimistic:

”We want to win every game especially with the situation we find ourselves in at the moment.

”It’s alright to say that we’re unlucky but we need to win these games. I think the effort and the commitment is always there but we need to go on a good run and I think once we do, that’ll be it and everything will be good.

”I should have taken at least one of the chances today but the goalkeeper and their defence has done really well throughout the game.”


9 Replies to “Doble still confident of survival”

  • Didnt go, was it any different from the last few games, eg, did we look interested was their any fight???

  • I didn’t go either FRM but I was on the text commentary on – County had 3 shots, 2 on target and Burton had 4 shots, 2 on target. From what I’ve seen it must of been a rubbish and uninteresting game. Not to mention 3 points would of been perfect here with Barnet winning v Hereford.

  • far from it people i’ve been to every home game this season and i must say it wasnt the worse game by far we showed the fight we need to stay up we looked solid even though we have a few defensive difficulties at the moment if we carry on the way we did yasterday then thers still slight opimisum that wel stay up doble and patterson looked well upfront and wallace was great as usual we should have had a hatfull of goals but sadly wasnt to be!!!!

  • Yeah I read James Wallace was the key man throughout the game, glad to hear. Too bad these loanies can’t become perm. signings.

  • Didn’t go and didn’t even listen to Pure. My seat in the Main Stand remained empty. Crewe away may be my next match. Lost hear to be honest but fullmarks to those still going.

  • I listened on Pure and although it’s a biased view we should have won by at least three if not four. Best performance I’ve heard this season for the whole 90 mins. I did enquire through Pure if Mathias had the lads on speed? Bring on the “Shots”

  • vicman, the only speed that the club are on is tumbling out of the league and into oblivion. Not winning on Saturday was the worst result we could have had. It’s 3 points now from every game until the end of the season to survive.

  • Got to say that the Burton keeper had a superb game and kept them in it. His finger tip save from Paterson’s 20 yard effort was brilliant – and we didn’t even get a corner!! Doble should have scored in each half but was unlucky and Paterson’s shot crashing off the crossbar was brilliant – unfortunately the EP pitch cost us there as it bobbled as he hit it.

    We were unlucky, but I saw fight and courage on the pitch – Wallace and Paterson are streets above the majority of players I have seen this season, if only they were here earlier in the season, then who knows?

  • Thanks Ryan
    Posted on: Thu 17 Mar 2011

    Stockport County would like to thank Southampton FC for allowing Ryan Doble to spend time with the Hatters, as the young Welshman returns to St Marys at the end of his loan period at Edgeley Park.

    Despite receiving a three game suspension for a red card at Bradford City, Doble was still able to make a contribution to County’s campaign, including his first ever League goal in that game at Valley Parade.

    Everybody at the club wishes Ryan the very best with his career.

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