Set piece goals
#1

How many times have we scored direct from a first phase set piece this season? I'm struggling to think of any at all. With a player the size of BRE we should've been a threat but there were very few occasions that he won a header. Look at this goal that Boston scored last night, great area, keeper rooted to the spot and perfectly timed run.

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#2

I was laughing with my mate a few weeks ago that us winning a corner is basically the same as just giving the opposition a goal kick.
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#3

I said this to a new supporter on Saturday. We rarely score penalties and forget about corners. I'm sure they're part of practice but in a match situation when you're up against seven foot goalkeepers and packed defences it never seems to work for us. It's not only set pieces, our crosses also usually end up in the hands of the opposition goalie.
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#4

Remember when we had Tom Parinello and scored about 20 goals from his set pieces that season? That was the only time I can ever remember us being good at them. And don’t get me started on short corners, they infuriate me.

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#5

I mean, if you're a decent team defensively there's no way that you should ever concede from a direct set piece. I could flip the question and ask if we've been done ourselves?

And Joe Hanks scored a near post flick in a pre-season friendly.

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(28-02-2024, 10:48 PM)Paul Wrote:  I said this to a new supporter on Saturday. We rarely score penalties and forget about corners. I'm sure they're part of practice but in a match situation when you're up against seven foot goalkeepers and packed defences it never seems to work for us. It's not only set pieces, our crosses also usually end up in the hands of the opposition goalie.

This season from the games up on Wyscout we have made 457 crosses and 31.7% have been accurate which is actually slightly above the average for the Step 2 divisions. It also has us scoring twice from a corner this season, but both we from the second phase not the first phase. We haven't scored a goal from a free kick although a few teams haven't including some near the top like Chelmsford and Brackley.

(28-02-2024, 11:23 PM)Neil Wrote:  I mean, if you're a decent team defensively there's no way that you should ever concede from a direct set piece. I could flip the question and ask if we've been done ourselves?

And Joe Hanks scored a near post flick in a pre-season friendly.

It doesn't break it down from corners conceded, but I have looked at the 8 headed goals we have conceded and only the winner from Southport came from a corner.
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#7

In football in general somewhere around 2% of corners result in a goal. In such a low scoring sport though for me corners are quite exciting as it's a chance to hope that you will score, even though the numbers say it probably won't happen.
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#8

Having seen all the home games have we scored from a corner? How much of that is down to poor delivery?
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#9

(29-02-2024, 12:08 PM)Gladfans Wrote:  Having seen all the home games have we scored from a corner? How much of that is down to poor delivery?

One of the goals on WyScout is at home. There are 2 home games missing though.
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#10

Well this season has certainly put paid to Tim Flowers' "70% of goals come from crosses" stat...
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