Match Report

  Away 09/09/2017 Amateur League - Division 1C  
Bangor Swifts

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Saintfield Utd

A young Saints team featuring seven under-21 players travelled to Spafield to take on Bangor Swifts. The home sides' direct early approach caused some problems for the Saints' defence, but after a nervy opening few minutes the game settled down. Saintfield looked treatening with the ball at feet but the final ball just eluded them, whereas Swifts' set piece plays were causing Saintfield problems. Before half-time Swifts put together the best move of the game down their right hand side and a shot across a crowded box eluded Saintfield'S young goalkeeper. Half time came at a good time for Saintfield as they were struggling to lift themselves after the disappointment of conceding.

Half time 1-0 swifts.

In the second half a rejuvenated Saintfield took the game to their hosts and had a strong penalty claim waved away, a goal ruled out for offside and struck the post before Michael Thomson equalised. Ironically considering their struggles all day from set pieces, Saints' goal game after pressure caused by an Adam Sofley long throw. It looked like Saintfield would go on to win the game, however a soft free kick allowed the Swifts to put pressure on the Saintfield defence and, after a period of pressure involving a number of corners in quick succession, Swifts eventually forced the ball into the net. Saints responded well and from a long free kick a defensive misjudgement allowed debutant James Sofley to control and produce a super finish from a very tight angle. In the end a draw was probably a fair reflection of the game. However, having produced the better of the chances in the second half, Saintfield will feel like they missed an opportunity to push on and take all three points.



Goal Scorers: Michael Thomson (1), James Sofley (1)




   
2016-17 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
18
4
5
9
41
54
-13
Lost

0-3 Vs St Lukes
12/08/2017-Steel and Sons(H)
Drew

3-3 Vs Shorts
15/08/2017-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Tandragee Rovers
19/08/2017-Irish Cup(H)
Lost

0-2 Vs Holywood
26/08/2017-League(H)
Lost

0-3 Vs Bryansburn Rangers
02/09/2017-Border Cup(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Bangor Swifts
09/09/2017-League(A)
Drew

4-4 Vs Bloomfield
16/09/2017-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Bryansburn Rangers
23/09/2017-League(A)
Won

8-2 Vs Bangor Swifts
30/09/2017-League(H)
Drew

1-1 Vs Bloomfield
07/10/2017-League(A)
Won

6-3 Vs Groomsport
14/10/2017-League(A)
Lost

2-6 Vs Bryansburn Rangers
21/10/2017-Intermediate Cup(A)
Lost

2-5 Vs 18th Newtownabbey
28/10/2017-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Holywood
04/11/2017-League(A)
Won

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

2-1 Vs Suffolk
18/11/2017-League(A)
Lost

2-6 Vs Bryansburn Rangers
25/11/2017-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Wellington Rec
02/12/2017-League(A)
Seconds
10
4
3
3
27
27
0
Drew

2-2 Vs 1st Bangor OB
09/09/2017-League(A)
Lost

2-9 Vs Fintona Swifts
16/09/2017-Junior Cup(A)
Drew

4-4 Vs Queens Grads
23/09/2017-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Crosscollyer YM
30/09/2017-Junior Shield(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Colin Valley
07/10/2017-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Abbey Villa
14/10/2017-League(A)
Won

4-0 Vs Bangor YM
28/10/2017-League(A)
Won

3-1 Vs St Lukes
04/11/2017-Walter Moore Cup(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Shorts FC
18/11/2017-League(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Larne Tech 2nds
02/12/2017-Walter Moore Cup(H)
Thirds
10
1
4
5
15
27
-12
Lost

1-3 Vs Ballynahinch YM
02/09/2017-League(H)
Lost

0-6 Vs Ballynahich Olympic Town
09/09/2017-Bobby Dalzell Cup(H)
Lost

0-1 Vs Dromara Village
16/09/2017-League(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Valley Rangers Colts
23/09/2017-League(A)
Drew

3-3 Vs Kilmore Rec
30/09/2017-League(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Ballynahinch Olympic
07/10/2017-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Dundrum Utd
28/10/2017-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Mourne Rovers
04/11/2017-League(A)
Lost

0-2 Vs Ballynahinch Olympic
25/11/2017-League(A)
Drew

3-3 Vs Ballyvea
02/12/2017-League(H)
Under 17s
9
3
2
4
28
29
-1
Drew

2-2 Vs Shorts
02/09/2017-Supplementary Cup(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Carryduff Colts
09/09/2017-Supplementary(A)
Lost

2-3 Vs SOPFC Swifts
16/09/2017-Supplementary(H)
Won

7-1 Vs Aquinas Star
14/10/2017-League(A)
Drew

3-3 Vs SOPFC Swifts
28/10/2017-League(A)
Won

4-3 Vs St Matthews
04/11/2017-League(H)
Lost

4-7 Vs Shorts FC
11/11/2017-League(A)
Lost

2-5 Vs Northend United
24/11/2017-Supplementary Cup S/F(N)
Lost

2-4 Vs Clarendon U17
02/12/2017-League Cup(A)
Under 15s
8
6
1
1
37
8
29
Won

7-0 Vs Bangor Rangers
09/09/2017-Supplementary(H)
Won

5-0 Vs Comber Rec B
16/09/2017-Supplementary(A)
Won

13-0 Vs Carryduff Colts C
23/09/2017-Supplementary(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Belvoir
30/09/2017-Supplementary(H)
Won

2-0 Vs Comber Rec
07/10/2017-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs 18th Newtownabbey
04/11/2017-League(A)
Won

5-2 Vs Holywood FC
11/11/2017-League(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Carnmoney
02/12/2017-Supplementary(N)
Under 13s
8
5
1
2
31
17
14
Won

11-2 Vs Clonduff
09/09/2017-Supplementary(H)
Won

4-2 Vs Castle
16/09/2017-Supplementary(A)
Won

3-1 Vs Comber Rec
30/09/2017-League(A)
Won

4-3 Vs Holywood
06/10/2017-League(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Antrim
28/10/2017-League(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Portavogie
03/11/2017-League(A)
Drew

4-4 Vs Rosario Youth
11/11/2017-League(A)
Won

3-1 Vs Antrim Rovers
01/12/2017-Supplementary(N)
Under 12s
6
0
0
6
5
25
-20
Lost

1-4 Vs St James Swifts
16/09/2017-Supplementary(A)
Lost

0-4 Vs St Mary’s
23/09/2017-Supplementary(A)
Lost

1-4 Vs St Marys
30/09/2017-League(H)
Lost

0-4 Vs Willowbank
07/10/2017-League(A)
Lost

3-5 Vs Dungoyne
28/10/2017-League(A)
Lost

0-4 Vs Colin Valley
04/11/2017-League(A)
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