Match Report

  Away 10/09/2016 Amateur League - Division 1C  
Dromore Amateurs

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Saintfield Utd

Saintfield travelled to Dromore looking to make up for last week's disapponting showing at home to Bangor Swifts. Having beaten Dromore 6-1 only a couple of weeks earlier, they were hoping for a repeat performance. After starting the game well and looking to play possession from the back, the Saints created a number of opportunities and deservedly took the lead through Andrew Clarke, with Adam Child's getting the assist. Dromore had made a number of changes from the reverse fixture and the addition of some experienced heads kept them in the game. Despite saintfield creating a number of good opportunities the score remained 1-0 throughout the half.

This wastfulness in front of goal combined with sloppiness in possession and the conceding of a number of needless freekicks gave the hosts good opportunities to attack the Saintfield goal. Just before half time Saintfield were lucky to avoid conceding an equaliser when a close decision ruled out a Dromore effort for offside. This should have spurred Saintfield into action but a lethargic start to the second half saw the hosts come in to the game with Saintfield's attacking threat limited to rare counter attacks. The hosts deservedly pulled level when a mistake allowed a shot from distance to find the target. Duncan spence Snr came off the bench to try and get control of the midfield, but had barely touched the ball when Dromore scored a second strike from distance to go 2-1 ahead. The jubilant celebrations from dromore with 15 minutes to go were perhaps premature, although given Saint's second half performance an upset was on the cards.

A change of formation and the arrival of Ben Stoneman from the bench seemed to spark saintfield into action, and a good spell of possession down the right flank saw Ryan Sofley through on goal and his cut back found Morrow with an open net. Saintfield's urgency now was obvious and shortly after going level they were in front when a free kick from the left flank by Sofley evaded everyone and found the corner of the net. The hosts appealed for offside but the referee was unmoved. Saintfield knew they couldnt rest on their lead and just before the end of normal time a long ball flicked on by Clarke returned the favour from the first goal and found Childs in space who lobbed the keeper from distance.

All in all a disappointing performance from United but 3 welcome points and the positives from the coaching side is that this is undoubtedly the sort of game we would have dropped points in last season. This Saturday they face possibly the biggest challenge in recent seasons with last year's Premier Division and Clarence Cup winning Immaculata visiting pigeon hill. The players know they will need to find a totally different level of performance but it is a challenge they will relish.



Goal Scorers: Andy Clarke (1), David Morrow (1), Ryan Sofley (1), Adam Childs (1)




   
2016-17 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
28
8
3
17
48
71
-23
Won

2-1 Vs Bloomfield
13/08/2016-League(A)
Won

6-1 Vs Dromore Amateurs
16/08/2016-League(H)
Lost

0-1 Vs Dungiven Celtic
20/08/2016-Irish Cup(A)
Won

3-2 Vs Dunmurry YM
23/08/2016-League(A)
Lost

1-5 Vs Dromara Village
27/08/2016-Steel and Sons(A)
Lost

1-4 Vs Bangor Swifts
03/09/2016-League(H)
Won

4-2 Vs Dromore Amateurs
10/09/2016-League(A)
Lost

0-5 Vs Immaculata
17/09/2016-Border Cup(H)
Won

4-2 Vs Iveagh
01/10/2016-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Bloomfield
08/10/2016-League(H)
Lost

1-4 Vs Shorts
15/10/2016-League(A)
Lost

0-1 Vs Crumlin United
22/10/2016-Intermediate Cup(A)
Drew

0-0 Vs Bangor Amateurs
29/10/2016-League(A)
Lost

0-1 Vs Bangor Swifts
05/11/2016-League(A)
Drew

3-3 Vs Hollywood
19/11/2016-League(H)
Lost

2-6 Vs Hollywood
26/11/2016-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Dunmurry
03/12/2016-League(H)
Lost

1-5 Vs Bryansburn
10/12/2016-League(A)
Won

2-0 Vs Bangor Amateurs
17/12/2016-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs 18th Newtownabbey
31/12/2016-League(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Bryansburn
07/01/2017-League(H)
Lost

4-5 Vs Hollywood
14/01/2017-Clarence Cup(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Groomsport
21/01/2017-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Shorts
28/01/2017-League(H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Groomsport
11/02/2017-League(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs St Lukes
25/02/2017-League(A)
Won

1-0 Vs Iveagh
04/03/2017-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs St Lukes
25/03/2017-League(H)
Seconds
23
8
3
12
55
73
-18
Lost

2-4 Vs Fivemiletown
10/09/2016-Junior Cup(A)
Lost

3-4 Vs Ford
17/09/2016-League(A)
Lost

3-4 Vs Shankill Utd
24/09/2016-League(H)
Won

3-2 Vs Castlestar
01/10/2016-Junior Shield(A)
Lost

1-5 Vs Colin Valley
08/10/2016-League(A)
Won

4-1 Vs Bangor Rangers
15/10/2016-League(H)
Lost

1-7 Vs Connor FC
22/10/2016-Junior Shield(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Shorts
29/10/2016-League(A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Tullycarnet FC 11's
05/11/2016-Walter Moore Cup(H)
Lost

0-6 Vs Bangor Rangers
19/11/2016-League(A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Ford
26/11/2016-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Lower Shankill
03/12/2016-League(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Abbey Villa
10/12/2016-League(H)
Drew

1-1 Vs Abbey Villa
07/01/2017-League(A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Islandmagee
21/01/2017-League(A)
Lost

0-7 Vs Shankill Utd
28/01/2017-League(A)
Won

3-1 Vs Queens Grads
04/02/2017-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Lower Shankill
11/02/2017-League(H)
Drew

3-3 Vs Colin Valley
18/02/2017-League(H)
Won

5-0 Vs Dunmurry YM
11/03/2017-League(H)
Won

3-2 Vs Islandmagee
18/03/2017-League(H)
Won

4-2 Vs Dunmurry Young Men
25/03/2017-League(A)
Won

6-4 Vs Shorts
08/04/2017-League(H)
Thirds
27
4
3
20
47
90
-43
Lost

1-2 Vs Rossglass 2nds
03/09/2016-League(H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Ballynahinch Olympic
10/09/2016-Bobby Dalzell Cup(H)
Lost

2-5 Vs Comber Rec
17/09/2016-League(A)
Won

3-0 Vs Tollymore
24/09/2016-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Newcastle
01/10/2016-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Moneyslane
08/10/2016-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Dromara
15/10/2016-League(H)
Lost

0-3 Vs Valley Rangers
22/10/2016-League(H)
Lost

0-6 Vs Carryduff Colts
05/11/2016-League(A)
Lost

0-5 Vs Valley Rangers Colts
12/11/2016-League(A)
Lost

0-4 Vs Dundrum
19/11/2016-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Rossglass
26/11/2016-League(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Ballyvea
03/12/2016-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Moneyslane
31/12/2016-League(H)
Lost

0-3 Vs Moneyslane
07/01/2017-Harry Clarke Cup(H)
Lost

0-5 Vs Celtic Bhoys
21/01/2017-League(A)
Lost

1-4 Vs Tollymore Forest
28/01/2017-League(A)
Lost

1-6 Vs Newcastle
11/02/2017-League(A)
Lost

3-6 Vs Celtic Bhoys II
25/02/2017-Bignian Cup(H)
Drew

5-5 Vs Dundrum Utd
11/03/2017-League(A)
Lost

3-6 Vs Dromara Village
18/03/2017-League(A)
Drew

3-3 Vs Rathfriland Colts
25/03/2017-League(A)
Won

5-0 Vs Rathfriland Colts
01/04/2017-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Ballyvea
08/04/2017-League(A)
Won

3-1 Vs Comber Rec
15/04/2017-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Carryduff
20/04/2017-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Celtic Bhoys
25/04/2017-League(H)
Under 17s
16
11
3
2
82
26
56
Won

7-3 Vs Kilmore
17/09/2016-League(H)
Won

9-0 Vs Newcastle
24/09/2016-League(H)
Drew

3-3 Vs Patrician
01/10/2016-League(H)
Won

11-1 Vs Tollymore
08/10/2016-League(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Dunaman
15/10/2016-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Celtic Bhoys
29/10/2016-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Newcastle
05/11/2016-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Celtic Bhoys
19/11/2016-League(A)
Won

4-3 Vs Kilmore Rec
26/11/2016-League(A)
Won

8-0 Vs Patrician
10/12/2016-League(H)
Won

5-0 Vs Tolymore
07/01/2017-League(A)
Won

3-1 Vs Newcastle
21/01/2017-League(A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Kilmore
18/02/2017-League(A)
Won

7-0 Vs Patrician
25/02/2017-League(A)
Won

9-0 Vs Tolymore
11/03/2017-League(H)
Won

6-5 Vs Celtic Bhoys
25/03/2017-League(H)
Under 15s
25
16
3
6
88
59
29
Lost

3-6 Vs Carryduff Colts B
03/09/2016-Suplementary Cup(H)
Drew

3-3 Vs Hollywood
10/09/2016-Suplementary Cup(H)
Won

9-0 Vs Comber Rec
17/09/2016-Supplementary(H)
Won

3-2 Vs Belvoir
24/09/2016-Supplementary(A)
Won

4-2 Vs Apex Sky Blues
01/10/2016-League(A)
Won

5-4 Vs Belvoir
08/10/2016-League(A)
Lost

1-7 Vs Carnmoney Colts
11/10/2016-Supplementary(A)
Won

4-2 Vs Aquinas Star
15/10/2016-League(H)
Won

9-1 Vs Ballysillan Swifts
22/10/2016-League(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Carnmoney Colts
29/10/2016-League(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Comber Rec
05/11/2016-League(H)
Drew

3-3 Vs Hollywood
12/11/2016-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Suffolk Swifts
18/11/2016-League(A)
Won

5-4 Vs Sydenham
03/12/2016-League Cup(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Apex
10/12/2016-League(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Belvoir
17/12/2016-League(H)
Won

3-2 Vs Aquinas
07/01/2017-League(A)
Lost

1-4 Vs St.Marys
14/01/2017-League Cup(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Ballysillan Swifts
21/01/2017-League(H)
Won

1-0 Vs Carnmoney Colts B
28/01/2017-League(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Suffolk
11/02/2017-League(H)
Won

4-2 Vs Carryduff Colts (B)
18/02/2017-League(H)
Won

4-1 Vs Carryduff Colts B
25/02/2017-League(H)
Won

6-3 Vs Holywood
04/03/2017-League(A)
Won

6-0 Vs Comber Rec
01/04/2017-League(H)
Under 13s
20
13
3
4
88
34
54
Drew

4-4 Vs Abbey Villa
10/09/2016-League(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Hollywood
16/09/2016-Supplementary(A)
Drew

1-1 Vs H&W Welders
24/09/2016-Supplementary(A)
Won

6-1 Vs Ballywalter
01/10/2016-League(H)
Won

6-2 Vs Bangor YM
08/10/2016-League(H)
Won

3-2 Vs H & W Welders
15/10/2016-League(H)
Won

7-2 Vs Bangor YM
29/10/2016-League(A)
Lost

1-4 Vs Rosario
05/11/2016-League(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Carnmoney
12/11/2016-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Abbey Villa
19/11/2016-League(H)
Won

11-1 Vs Hollywood
03/12/2016-League(H)
Won

12-1 Vs Ballywalter
10/12/2016-League(H)
Won

6-0 Vs Bangor YM
17/12/2016-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Harland & Wolf Welders
07/01/2017-League(H)
Won

3-1 Vs St Marys
21/01/2017-League(H)
Won

9-0 Vs Holywood
28/01/2017-League(H)
Lost

3-4 Vs Abbey Villa
18/02/2017-League(A)
Won

6-0 Vs Albert Foundry
25/02/2017-League(H)
Lost

1-5 Vs Carnmoney Colts
11/03/2017-Supplementary(A)
Drew

0-0 Vs Rosario
25/03/2017-League(H)
Under 12s
17
9
2
6
67
46
21
Drew

1-1 Vs Comber Rec
10/09/2016-Supplementary Cup(A)
Won

6-1 Vs St Mary's
24/09/2016-Supplementary(A)
Won

14-2 Vs 18th Newtownabbey
01/10/2016-League(H)
Won

8-3 Vs 18th Newtownabbey
08/10/2016-League(A)
Lost

2-5 Vs Shankill
15/10/2016-League(H)
Won

6-4 Vs Carnmoney
21/10/2016-League(H)
Lost

1-6 Vs St Marys
29/10/2016-League(H)
Won

7-3 Vs Carryduff
09/12/2016-League(H)
Lost

3-5 Vs Portavogie
17/12/2016-League(H)
Lost

4-5 Vs Shankill UTD Colts
10/02/2017-League(H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Albion Star
17/02/2017-League(H)
Drew

1-1 Vs Aquinas
25/02/2017-League(H)
Won

1-0 Vs Comber Rec
04/03/2017-League(H)
Lost

3-4 Vs Dungoyne
10/03/2017-League(H)
Won

4-1 Vs H&W Welders
18/03/2017-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Shankill
25/03/2017-League(A)
Won

3-2 Vs Shankill Juniors
11/04/2017-League(A)
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