Match Report

Away 27/11/2021 Amateur League - Division 1C  
Shorts

3

2

Saintfield Utd

Saintfield continued their run of recent games against 1c promotion challenging sides with Saturdays visit to Shorts.

In blustery conditions Saintfield started well testing the home defence throughout the opening 20 mins however some wayward finishing and poor final balls meant the scoreboard wasn't troubled.

Fortunate not to be behind Shorts started to grow into the game and forced a good save from Harper with a shot from the edge of the box by their no 9. Saintfield responded and controlled the majority of the remainder of the half finally converting a chance with a great finish from Tony Liken giving them a deserved lead. Saintfield should probably have stretched their lead but Shorts defence held out. Then on the verge of half time a cross from a softly awarded free kick caught Saintfield with one foot already in the changing room and despite a couple of chances to clear Saintfield presented the ball to a Shorts player inside the 6 yard box and he managed to scramble the ball into the net.

The gifted goal gave Shorts real momentum at the start of the second half and they forced a succession of set pieces but couldn't convert any. The game then moved into a fairly even period with both teams creating opportunities but neither keeper being really truly tested until a shot from distance from the Shorts number 10 found the bottom corner.

Saintfield turned to their bench to re-energise their play and Andy Clarke with his first involvement in the game kept a back post set piece alive and found Joshua Johnston Wood at the edge of the box who finished well first time.

With time running out it looked as though both sides would have to settle for a point each and as the referee lifted his whistle to his lips Saintfield tried a quick counter attack down their left only to concede possession. Shorts forced the ball into the Saintfield box and an almighty scramble saw the ball ricochet around before trickling into the corner of the Saintfield goal.

Saintfield definitely deserved at least a draw from the game if not more and although the exuberance of youth trying to win a game is understandable the manner in which this young side lost the game was another harsh lesson learnt.



Goal Scorers: Tony Liken (1), Josh Johnson Wood (1)




   
2021-22 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
26
7
1
18
50
74
-24
Lost

0-1 Vs Bloomfield
07/08/2021-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Crumlin United
14/08/2021-Irish Cup(A)
Won

6-1 Vs Suffolk
17/08/2021-League(A)
Lost

1-9 Vs Dromara Village
21/08/2021-Steel and Sons(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Dunmurry Y. M.
28/08/2021-Border Cup(H)
Lost

0-3 Vs Shorts
04/09/2021-League(H)
Won

1-0 Vs Clonard
11/09/2021-League(H)
Drew

0-0 Vs Wellington Rec
18/09/2021-League(A)
Won

9-2 Vs Suffolk
25/09/2021-League(H)
Lost

0-6 Vs Greenisland
09/10/2021-League(H)
Lost

1-4 Vs Ballymacash Rangers
16/10/2021-Intermediate Cup(A)
Won

3-1 Vs Woodvale
23/10/2021-League(H)
Lost

0-3 Vs Woodvale
30/10/2021-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Tullycarnet
06/11/2021-League(A)
Lost

0-3 Vs Holywood
13/11/2021-League(A)
Lost

4-5 Vs St Oliver Plunkett
20/11/2021-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Shorts
27/11/2021-League(A)
Lost

1-5 Vs Holywood
04/12/2021-League(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Bloomfield
08/01/2022-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Bangor Swifts
15/01/2022-League(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Tullycarnet
22/01/2022-League(H)
Won

4-0 Vs Bangor Swifts
29/01/2022-League(H)
Won

6-1 Vs Clonard
05/02/2022-League(A)
Lost

0-4 Vs St Oliver Plunkett
12/02/2022-League(A)
Lost

0-4 Vs Greenisland
26/02/2022-League(A)
Lost

3-4 Vs Wellington Rec
12/03/2022-League(H)
Seconds
21
8
2
11
58
53
5
Lost

1-4 Vs Killyleagh YC
04/09/2021-League(A)
Lost

0-3 Vs Queens Grads
11/09/2021-League(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Willowbank
25/09/2021-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs St. Marys
02/10/2021-League(H)
Won

4-3 Vs North United
16/10/2021-Junior Shield(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Mossley II
23/10/2021-League(A)
Won

16-1 Vs Suffolk
30/10/2021-League(H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Shamrock
20/11/2021-League(A)
Lost

1-5 Vs Ford
27/11/2021-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Bangor YM
18/12/2021-League(H)
Won

6-4 Vs Mossley FC
15/01/2022-League(A)
Lost

2-4 Vs Bangor Amateurs
22/01/2022-League(A)
Lost

0-3 Vs Rosemount Rec II
29/01/2022-League(A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Bangor Amateurs II
05/02/2022-League(H)
Lost

3-7 Vs Shamrock II
26/02/2022-League(H)
Won

4-2 Vs Dunmurry YM
05/03/2022-League(H)
Drew

1-1 Vs Rosemount Rec II
19/03/2022-League(H)
Won

3-0 Vs Islandmagee II
02/04/2022-League(H)
Won

6-1 Vs Willowbank II
09/04/2022-League(H)
Won

3-2 Vs Dunmurry YM II
16/04/2022-League(A)
Lost

0-1 Vs Queens Grads II
23/04/2022-League(H)
Thirds
23
7
4
12
52
58
-6
Lost

0-2 Vs Ballynahinch Utd Swifts
21/08/2021-League(H)
Lost

0-1 Vs Castlewellan Forest
31/08/2021-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Kilmore Rec
04/09/2021-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Cloughey FC
11/09/2021-Bobby Dalzell Cup(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Ardglass II
25/09/2021-League(A)
Won

5-2 Vs Valley Rangers Colts
09/10/2021-Bobby Dalzell Cup(H)
Lost

0-4 Vs Mourne Rovers
16/10/2021-League(A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Newcastle YB
23/10/2021-League(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Killough
30/10/2021-Bobby Dalzell Cup(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Castlewellan Forest
06/11/2021-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Strangford
13/11/2021-League(H)
Drew

0-0 Vs Drumaness Mills
20/11/2021-League(A)
Lost

3-7 Vs Ballynagross II
27/11/2021-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Ballyvea II
04/12/2021-League(A)
Won

8-0 Vs Celtic Bhoys Academy
11/12/2021-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Ballyhalbert United
15/01/2022-Harry Clarke Cup(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Ballynahinch Utd Swifts
22/01/2022-League(A)
Lost

1-4 Vs Ballynagross II
29/01/2022-League(A)
Lost

0-3 Vs Strangford
12/02/2022-League(A)
Lost

3-4 Vs Drumaness Mills Reserves
26/02/2022-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Ardglass II
19/03/2022-League(H)
Won

7-2 Vs Newcastle Young Boys
02/04/2022-League(H)
Won

6-5 Vs Celtic Bhoys Academy
09/04/2022-League(H)
Swifts
21
6
2
13
38
66
-28
Lost

1-2 Vs Killough II
28/08/2021-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Tolymore Forest
04/09/2021-League(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Strangford Seconds
25/09/2021-League(H)
Lost

3-4 Vs Valley Rangers Colts
02/10/2021-League(H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Ballynahinch Olympic III
09/10/2021-League(A)
Lost

1-6 Vs Ballyhalbert Utd
23/10/2021-League(A)
Lost

0-4 Vs Killough
30/10/2021-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Celtic Bhoys Athletic
06/11/2021-League(H)
Lost

4-6 Vs Rossglass County
13/11/2021-League(H)
Lost

0-6 Vs Strangford II
20/11/2021-League(A)
Won

3-2 Vs Rossglass County II
04/12/2021-League(A)
Won

5-1 Vs Dundrum United II
11/12/2021-League(H)
Lost

2-5 Vs Ballyvea III
22/01/2022-League(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Cloughey
05/02/2022-League(A)
Won

4-0 Vs Dundrum United II
12/02/2022-League(A)
Lost

1-5 Vs Tollymore Forest
19/03/2022-League(H)
Lost

1-5 Vs Ballyvea United III
02/04/2022-League(H)
Drew

1-1 Vs Dromara Village III
09/04/2022-League(A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Dromara Village III
09/04/2022-League(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Cloughey FC
16/04/2022-League(H)
Lost

2-8 Vs Celtic Bhoys Athletic
23/04/2022-League(A)
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