Match Report

  Saintfield High School 21/09/2019 NADAFL McCalls Division 2  
Saintfield Utd

5

0

Ballynahinch Olympic

Saints Up and Running.

Saintfield United 3rds finally got their league campaign off and running on Saturday, and it took all of 60 seconds to show how much they had missed it.

With 1 minute on the clock Adam Burnside ensured the Saints got off to the perfect start as he latched onto an Andrew Moore pass before slotting the ball past the keeper, 1-0 and the Saints took an early grasp of the match.

The next 15 minutes was controlled by the home team and they created a number of chances with Craig Millar, Mike Carson and Andy Moore all going close but none of them could convert and it was left to Burnside to double the tally in the 23rd minute.

This time it was down to some great work by Mike Carson as he won the ball in the Olympic half before beating his man and getting into the box, he then kept his cool as he looked up and popped a great pass to Adam Burnside, who floated the ball over the advancing keeper and into the net.

2-0 was the way it remained until half time, although the Saints wouldn’t have been pleased with that score line as they missed a hatful of chances as the half progressed. However, they were also in command at the back and with the returning Andrew Gourley they never looked like being breached.

The second half started at a slower pace for the Saints as they allowed Olympic to create a few chances of their own, but once again the rearguard stood strong and Andy McCavera in nets pulled off one great save of note to keep his clean sheet intact.

With the early second half storm weathered by the Saints it was time to take control again and add some further goals, with Mike Carson doing just that.

In the 54th minute Mike was quickest to react to a Burnside flick on before taking control of the ball, holding off the Olympic defender, storming into the box and slipping a delicate left footed finish into the bottom corner.

Just over 20 minutes later in the 77th minute it was goal scorer turned creator as Mike’s hard work and endeavor was gladly tapped home by Andy Moore. This time Mike took the ball on his chest half way inside the Olympic half, he brought the ball under control before powering past 3 Olympic defenders and sliding a perfect pass across the 6 yard box for a tap in for the advancing Andy Moore.

The fifth and final goal for the Saints came from that man again as Mike Carson took full advantage of a tiring defense as he once again reacted quickest after a fierce drive by Andy Moore was well saved by the Olympic keeper. His save could only push the ball to Carson, 8 yards out and as the keeper raced to make the stop, Carson expertly dinked it round him before slotting the ball into an empty net.

A great scoring display from the Saints, which was also matched by a brilliant defensive display and a well deserved clean sheet.



Goal Scorers: Adam Burnside (2), Michael Carson (2), Andrew Moore (1)


   
2019-20 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
17
3
5
9
36
49
-13
Drew

1-1 Vs Bloomfield
06/08/2019-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs St Oliver Plunkett
13/08/2019-League(H)
Lost

0-2 Vs Banbridge Rangers
17/08/2019-Irish Cup(H)
Lost

0-3 Vs Ballynahinch Oly
24/08/2019-Steel and Sons(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Bryansburn
31/08/2019-Border Cup(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Iveagh United
07/09/2019-League(H)
Won

4-3 Vs Shorts
14/09/2019-League(A)
Lost

3-4 Vs Rosemount Rec
21/09/2019-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Holywood
28/09/2019-League(H)
Drew

1-1 Vs Greenisland
05/10/2019-League(H)
Won

6-0 Vs Bangor Swifts
12/10/2019-League(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Seagoe
19/10/2019-Intermediate Cup(A)
Drew

4-4 Vs Bloomfield
02/11/2019-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs St Oliver Plunkett
09/11/2019-League(A)
Lost

0-5 Vs Greenisland
16/11/2019-League(A)
Lost

1-4 Vs Holywood
30/11/2019-League(A)
Drew

4-4 Vs Suffolk
07/12/2019-League(H)
Seconds
11
3
1
7
31
39
-8
Lost

3-7 Vs Killyleagh YC
31/08/2019-League(A)
Won

6-0 Vs Queens Grads II
07/09/2019-League(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Rosemount Rec II
14/09/2019-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Ford FC
21/09/2019-League(A)
Drew

4-4 Vs 1st Bangor OB
12/10/2019-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Sandy Row
19/10/2019-Junior Shield(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Killyleagh Y.C.
26/10/2019-League(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Shamrock FC
02/11/2019-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Greenisland
16/11/2019-League(H)
Won

5-4 Vs Mossley
23/11/2019-League(A)
Lost

4-8 Vs St Oliver Plunkett
30/11/2019-Walter Moore Cup(H)
Thirds
11
8
0
3
52
22
30
Won

5-1 Vs Valley Rangers Colts
14/09/2019-Bobby Dalzell Cup(H)
Won

5-0 Vs Ballynahinch Olympic
21/09/2019-League(H)
Won

10-0 Vs Ballyhalbert Utd
28/09/2019-League(A)
Won

5-0 Vs Dromara Village
05/10/2019-League(H)
Lost

1-9 Vs Carryduff Athletic
12/10/2019-Bobby Dalzell Cup(A)
Won

4-2 Vs Valley Rangers Colts
26/10/2019-League(A)
Won

3-1 Vs Ballyvea
02/11/2019-League(H)
Lost

3-4 Vs Ardglass II
16/11/2019-League(A)
Won

6-0 Vs Tollymore Forest
23/11/2019-League(A)
Won

8-0 Vs Rossglass
30/11/2019-League(H)
Lost

2-5 Vs Killough II
07/12/2019-League(A)
Under 17s
12
7
2
3
34
22
12
Won

3-2 Vs Comber Rec
07/09/2019-Supplementary(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Kilmore Rec
14/09/2019-Supplementary(A)
Drew

3-3 Vs Ballynahinch Youth
21/09/2019-League(H)
Won

4-0 Vs Kilmore
05/10/2019-Supplementary(H)
Won

4-1 Vs Carryduff Colts B
12/10/2019-Supplementary(A)
Won

4-1 Vs Comber Rec
19/10/2019-Supplementary(A)
Won

3-2 Vs 22nd Old Boys
26/10/2019-League(H)
Won

6-2 Vs Lower Maze
02/11/2019-League(A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Comber Rec B
09/11/2019-League(A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Barn Utd B
16/11/2019-League(A)
Won

1-0 Vs Castle Juniors
30/11/2019-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Bangor YMA
07/12/2019-League(H)
Under 15s
12
9
0
3
42
17
25
Won

2-0 Vs Aquinas Star
07/09/2019-Supplementary(A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Rosario B
21/09/2019-Supplementary(A)
Lost

3-4 Vs Carrick Rangers Colts
28/09/2019-Supplementary(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Albion Star
05/10/2019-Supplementary(A)
Won

3-0 Vs Kilmore
12/10/2019-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Shankill
19/10/2019-League(A)
Won

5-2 Vs Crewe
26/10/2019-League(A)
Won

6-0 Vs Larne Youth
02/11/2019-League(H)
Won

3-2 Vs Red Star Bangor
09/11/2019-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Carrick Rangers Colts
16/11/2019-League(A)
Won

5-0 Vs Grove United
23/11/2019-League(H)
Won

7-0 Vs Castle Juniors B
07/12/2019-League(H)
Under 12s
7
2
2
3
13
20
-7
Lost

4-5 Vs Larne Youth
14/09/2019-Supplementary(A)
Lost

0-5 Vs Moyola Park
21/09/2019-Supplementary(A)
Lost

0-3 Vs Crumlin Utd
28/09/2019-Supplementary(A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Springfield Star
05/10/2019-Supplementary(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Ballysillan Swifts
12/10/2019-Supplementary(A)
Won

3-2 Vs Whitehead Eagles
19/10/2019-Supplementary(H)
Won

3-2 Vs Carnmoney Colts B
02/11/2019-League(H)
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