IIRC, Styche and Ainge started together in the following games;Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:How many times has Ainge actually played up front this season though? Four, maybe five? He missed 2 matches through injury, he played 2 or 3 in defence - he hasn't had a huge amount of time in the position that we signed him to play.
Darlington 1-2 Curzon Ashton
Spennymoor 2-2 Darlington
Brackley 2-4 Darlington
Darlington 1-1 Blyth
Kidderminster 5-2 Darlington
Darlington 0-3 Altrincham
Darlington 0-1 Bradford Park Avenue
In the remaining four games, we’re 1-2-1 with 4 goals conceded - funnily enough in the three games we picked up points during this spell (Ashton, Telford and Southport) we played 4-5-1/4-3-3.
Fair enough they both got off to a good start goal-scoring wise, but we also conceded 15 goals in the first 6 games and had the joint-worst defensive record in the league.
We need to become solid, go to 4-2-3-1/4-5-1, become hard to break-down like last season because Nicholson, Syers & Thompson will give you goals in behind Styche or Ainge.