Match Report

Away 12/02/2022 Amateur League - Division 1C  
St Oliver Plunkett

4

0

Saintfield Utd

Saintfield travelled to Lenadoon following back to back victories to face a St Oliver Plunkett side who were coming in to the game themselves on the back of a good win against title challenging Holywood following an uncharacteristic wobble in previous weeks.

Missing the experience and physicality of Rea, Taylor and Liken the Saints knew they would have to be at the top of their game to come away with a result.

The pre match team talk centred on starting well and staying compact defensively. Sadly the Saints were behind after 90 seconds as the driving wind assisted a well delivered corner and the Plunkett centre half nodded in at the back post unchallenged.

Playing into the wind against a now buoyant Plunkett side the Saints struggled to get a platform in the game and sloppy passing in forward areas didn't help their cause.

Nearly 20 minutes in and the wind played a part again. A long ball forward from Plunkett hung in the wind and caused uncertainty in the Saintfield defence and although the initial shot was blocked a deflected 2nd effort found the bottom corner of Harpers goal.

Saintfield competed admirably for the remainder of the half and caused the Plunkett defence some concerns without really testing their keeper.

The half time team talk focused on capitalising on the wind and turning the opposition back line and making sure Saintfield scored the next goal. However as the players returned to the pitch they were greeted by a clear sky and a virtually no breeze to speak of. To make matters worse Plunkett poured forward, forced a defensive mistake and scored a 3rd to effectively seal the game.

Saintfield went close in response and Barr and Childs should have done better with good opportunities but as the game approached the 80th minute the hosts scored from another well delivered set piece with a strike from a knock down.

Saintfield host Wellington Rec next Saturday in their final home fixture knowing they can't afford to concede early leads and will be looking for a much better performance.



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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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