And backward and sideways to scrape a much needed 1 nil win at home to Oldham.
It was a painful 90 minutes on Saturday that saw us pick up 3 points at last.
Among the lowlights were out inability or lack of eagerness to be in anyway direct. Pushing the ball to the left, to the right, backwards and then out to the wing to waste crosses into an empty box. That and right towards the end Ahearne Grant missing an absolute sitter.
The only time we ever really attacked the ball was when late sub Jackson raced into the box to power a header at the Oldham goalkeeper. How good would that have been to see the skipper put the game to bed?
In the second half we were defending so deeply the Oldham keeper seemed to be playing on the half way line a lot of the time.
Truly dire stuff. On the plus side it has stopped the rot of the last 9 games and does give the players a platform to work on trying to regain some of our early season form.
Rumours still abound about a takeover, in some quarters getting a touch frenzied with the news of Varney stepping down at Ebsfleet. (As nice as the idea of him returning with new buyers is, I'm sceptical that this is nothing other than coincidence).
Robinson has been bemoaning the effect takeover talks are having and the lack of transfer activity, but surely having worked under the regime for a year now he must know the score?
Bury away next Saturday and a chance to go for back to back wins to get our season going again. Who knows, maybe even under new ownership?