Match Report

  Saintfield High School 05/10/2019 NADAFL McCalls Division 2  
Saintfield Utd

5

0

Dromara Village

Saints Go Marching On


On a wet and windy day Saintfield United 3rds kept their impressive start to the season going with an impressive 5-0 victory over Dromara Village 3rds.

With both teams unbeaten going into the match, albeit still early in the season, this was set to be an interesting encounter that could give one side an early advantage in the league table. However it was the Saints that handled the conditions and pressure of the day better and ran out comfortable winners in the end.

Once again the Saints started at a frantic pace and had the visitors pinned back in their own half for the opening 10 minutes, and they made that pressure count as Andy Moore opening the scoring in the 8th minute.

A throw from Sam Simpson was flicked on at the front post by Jonny Orr and although the Village defence looked favourite to get there first wee Andy was in like a flash, nicking the ball off the defenders toe before drilling a right footed effort into the roof of the net.

Another great start for the Saints, but this week it wasn’t to be as easy as for the next 30 minutes it was a very even match with both sides creating chances. The best chances fell to Saintfield with captain Peter Kelly and striker Jonny Orr both missing good opportunities. However, they couldn’t convert and with the Saints rear guard providing excellent cover for keeper David Robinson it remained 1-0 until the 44th minute.

Up stepped Craig Millar to ensure the Saints went into halftime with a two goal advantage, and what a strike it was. Craig picked up a pass from Andrew Gourley on the half way line, he turned beat one player and from all of 25 yards sent a curling effort into the top right corner of the net. It was a great goal and came at a great time for the Saints, allowing them to go 2-0 ahead at half time.

The second half was a different story as the Saints came out buoyant from the half time team talk and took complete control. 2 minutes into the second half and it was 3-0, this time from the spot. Once again Craig Millar was involved as his shot was blocked with a hand in the box, up stepped Jonny Orr and he made no mistake as he sent the keeper the wrong way and had the Saints off to the perfect start in the second half.

6 minutes later the home team made it 4-0, with Jonny Orr now turning provider. Jonny received a pass at the edge of the Village box and as their keeper advanced to shut him down, Jonny was very unselfish as he slipped a pass to the right for the advancing Mike Carson to slide the ball into the empty net.

That was how the score remained until 2 minutes from time with the weather making any slick football difficult to control and both teams fighting hard to keep control. However neither team could add to the score until the 88th minute when hero for the day Jonny Orr added his second.

This time it was all his own doing as he took a through ball from Andy Moore at pace, beat two Village defenders before slipping a perfect finish low and hard into the bottom corner of the net.

It was a well deserved win for the Saints and keeps their good start to the season right on track, combined with another clean sheet which must get a mention for Sam Simpson and Sam Donnan at the back as they were once again brilliant.



Goal Scorers: Andrew Moore (1), Craig Millar (1), Jonny Orr (2), Michael Carson (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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