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Season Review: February

Town's busiest month of the season is reviewed

17 May 2017

The shortest month of the year proved to be a busy one as Town played six times in February. The good form continued as Town once again won at home with Tyler Roberts and Freddie Ladapo getting the goals against Bury. That victory was followed up by one of the performances of the season as Town ended Scunthorpe’s 26 match unbeaten run at home with a fantastic 1-0 win. Freddie Ladapo was dancing for the fourth time when his goal in the 69th minute gave Town the win. There was however one sour note as Abu Ogogo was injured in the game. Ogogo managed to finish the match, but scans would later reveal damage that would keep Ogogo out until the end of the season.

Town’s run was halted on Valentine’s Day when they were beaten 2-1 away at Peterborough United. Town took the lead through a Stephen Humphrys penalty, but the striker was later sent off in controversial circumstances when he received a red card for blocking a Peterborough free-kick. The Posh would go onto win the game as Ryan Tafazolli and Dominic Ball scored in the final 20 minutes.

However, Town’s home form remained good throughout the month of February. Town had been beaten just once at the Greenhous Meadow under Paul Hurst and once again were victorious as they beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in what was a scrappy game. Town took the lead through Tyler Roberts, only for Wimbledon to level almost immediately, but Toto Nsiala scored his first goal for the club with a towering header in the 90th minute to give Town the win.

Another disappointing result on the road followed as MK Dons score twice in the first 11 minutes at Stadium MK. Stephen Humphrys scored his second Town goal in the final minute of the game, but it proved to be a mere consolation goal.

The month was rounded off with the most exciting game the Greenhous Meadow had seen all season. In an end-to-end encounter Town took the lead through Louis Dodds, but Ricky Holmes scored two wonder strikes before the break to give Charlton a half-time lead. In a game which certainly favoured the forwards, Town scored twice quickly after half-time through Tyler Roberts and Shaun Whalley, but Holmes hadn’t finished yet and he ensured that he would be taking home the match ball when he scored his sides’ third with 20 minutes to play. However, Town would take all three points for the fourth time in February when Louis Dodds struck 15 minutes before full-time as Town replicated the same scoreline as their 4-3 win over Charlton back in 2010.


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