A wonder-goal from highly rated Nick Powell made it an uphill battle, Crewe Alexandra later scoring a second to win promotion despite many chances squandered by Cheltenham.
Original Source: BBC Sport
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048 Posted 27/05/2012 at 17:19:34
Moyes is a terrific assessor of young talent, but whatever he sees in young Garbutt certainly wasn?t on display today.
051 Posted 27/05/2012 at 17:25:11
Fundamental flaws there - hard to believe he's on our books actually.
052 Posted 27/05/2012 at 17:38:47
053 Posted 27/05/2012 at 17:26:20
However, that goal came in the last few minutes, when Garbutt (and the rest of his team-mates) was clearly out on his feet. He was guilty of following the ball for the goal, rather than sticking with his man.
In his defence, I thought Garbutt showed plenty of potential during the match. Although a junior member of the Cheltenham team, he is clearly thought highly of, with responsibility for corners, and attacking free kicks requiring quality crosses. He also put in a few good crosses from open play, but was annoyingly used sparingly when in acres of space down the left, as the Cheltenham game plan seemed to be "lump it forward to the huge centre forward as early as you can" !
I wouldn't write him off just yet, as he can certainly play at a higher level than Division Two, and will look better playing with more skilful (and aware) players. Maybe it's now time he was brought back into the fold, rather than loaned out again, and told to study the current Everton left back in training, and learn !
072 Posted 27/05/2012 at 20:33:32
I disagree with your conclusion... I think he can learn more on the pitch than on the bench behind Bainesy. I'd like to see him loaned out again.
093 Posted 27/05/2012 at 23:40:37
You have to remeber this was at Wembley so he will have been drained by the pitch and the heat.
103 Posted 28/05/2012 at 07:53:00
Also want to say, so glad Crewe won. My kid lived a year in Sheffield and as a result supports United and now lives in Crewe. So looking forward to the two playing each other next season as a result of different outcomes from their trips to Wembley.
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