Seconds Match Report

  Saintfield High School 23/09/2017 Amateur League - Division 3C  
Saintfield Utd

4

4

Queens Grads

This was the first home league game and after last week’s debacle there were a total of 7 changes with B Stoneman, D Spence (Snr) D Spence (Jnr) D Martin, D Sherrard, D Robinson, and M Haughey all returning after being unavailable the previous week. The home side started playing against the wind and were on top early on. Stoneman hit the post with a header from a Sheeran cross and Boylan had a shot saved by the keeper at close range.

They took the lead after 25 minutes when Boylan played an excellent pass through for Sheeran to run onto. He cut inside the centre back and finished with a strong shot across the keeper. The visitors were dangerous on the break and equalised with a penalty after 35 minutes. B Stoneman was adjudged to push an attacker in the box and the penalty was slotted past keeper Young.

The Saints went ahead 5 minutes later. Again it was Sheeran and this time a shot from 20 yards beat the keeper low to his left. The second half should have seen the Saints dominate with the advantage of the wind but instead the Grads started on the front food with accurate passing and dangerous counter attacks. They equalised 15 minutes in when the Saints failed to keep possession in midfield and the left sided midfielder chipped Young. The same player caused more problem 10 minutes later and a cross into the penalty area was finished with a strong shot past Young. The Saints were prepared to battle and equalised with Sheeran completing his hat trick with a left footed finish from the edge of the penalty area.

Both teams were pushing for the winner and the Grads thought they had found it with 10 minutes to go. Poor defending by the Saints allowed the Grads left midfielder who had been dangerous all game to go through and slip the ball past Young.

However the home side showed a great attitude in continuing to press and they were rewarded in the last minute. Sheeran burst into the penalty area and was fouled. He picked himself up and scored the penalty.

A draw was probably a fair result but the defending by the Saints was poor. The highlight was obviously Sheeran’s outstanding performance and his four goals.



Goal Scorer: Paul Sheeran (4)


   
2016-17 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
11
2
5
4
28
29
-1
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)
Seconds
6
0
3
3
14
24
-10
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)
Thirds
6
1
2
3
8
16
-8
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)
Under 17s
4
2
1
1
13
7
6
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)
Under 15s
5
5
0
0
29
1
28
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)
Under 13s
4
4
0
0
22
8
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)
Under 12s
4
0
0
4
2
16
-14
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)
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