By Andrew Snaith
1. Whitby still have problems at the back.
While Coalville’s second was a tremendous strike and big Kev Burgess made a welcome return, Chris Hardy will still feel the Ravens’ opener should have been dealt with better as scorer Nathan Watson was afforded plenty of space.
2. But the Blues DO have fighting qualities.
Despite their 14-game winless run, the Seasiders have plenty of belief as they fought back and could even have won it in injury time, but for an outstanding Matthew Coton save denying Junior Mondal.
3. John Campbell hasn’t let Wednesday’s penalty miss affect him.
The big number nine stepped straight up after Coton upended him and despatched the resulting spot kick. Nerves of steel.
4. Matty Tymon is a mercurial figure.
The Blues’ forward divides opinion, but scored an absolute screamer to turn the tide of the game. This after a very physical approach from his markers for much of the afternoon. When he’s good, he’s very very good…
5. Lewis Maloney could also be a game-changer.
In his substitute appearances midweek, Maloney was highly rated amongst Blues followers and showed why after signing permanently from Guisborough Town. His introduction helped up the tempo, with his direct running causing chaos for the visiting defence.