Rarely does a substitute make such an impact as did Keanu Marsh-Brown at Kingsmeadow yesterday afternoon.
minute and from the moment he got on the ball, which was just in front of the mass of Barnet supporters; he looked as if he meant business. His first touch was on the money, his pace electric and as he sped down the touchline he kept the ball close to his feet with defenders seeming to melt away.thHe joined the fray in the 68
With the opposition tiring you could argue that his introduction was well-timed and it was from a mistake from the left-back that Marsh-Brown, fresh, alert and eager to impress, fully exploited as he set off like a hare goalwards for Barnet’s winner.
Post match Head Coach Edgar Davids thought that he thought Marsh-Brown would be hoping that he had made a good enough impression to stake a claim for a start in the home game against Chesterfield on Saturday.
Keeper Graham Stack added that it is on moments like this that a career can turn, and it is clear that the player has ability.
As the clock ticked down you just wanted him to get on the ball because literally anything looked likely to happen.
If Marsh-Brown was the icing on the cake, the sound defensive display provided the platform, with again David Stephens and Tom Flanagan errecting a formidable barrier and behind them Stack stood firm and commanded his area.
Not a classic by any means, the pitch and the swirling wind meant that pure football would be at a premium, but most memorable none-the-less.