Match Report

  Saintfield High School 02/11/2019 NADAFL McCalls Division 2  
Saintfield Utd

3

1

Ballyvea

Another Saturday came for the Saints 3rd team and after last week's trek they were happy to make the short trip to Killyleagh this week to face Ballyvea 3rds. And after 90 plus minutes the Saints were even happier as they claimed all 3 points and made it 5 out of 5 in the league.

The match started at a slow pace with both teams feeling each other out and seeing who would flex first, so up stepped Saints striker Michael Carson. Carson has started the season in great goal scoring form and after 13 minutes he added to that tally, converting a lovely lobbed volley over the keeper from the edge of the area following some great work down the left from Jonny Orr.

Mikeís goal allowed the Saints to settle into the game and they created chances to double the lead but they went begging as Andy Moore, Jonny Orr and Michael Stoneman all went close.

The second goal did arrive in the 34th minute and this time it was via some pinpoint accuracy that manager Curtis McClements had been crying out for. Scott McCormick was returning after 3 months out with an injury and he showed the touch of quality he can add to any Saints team as he played a perfect 35 yard ball into the Ballyvea box and straight onto Jonny Orrís head. Jonny was all of 16 yards out and still had plenty of work to do, but he didnít disappoint as he directed his header over the keeper and into the top right hand corner of the net.

That should have been the catalyst for the Saints to kick on, but Ballyvea had other ideas and after some sloppy play in the middle of the park by the Saints a lost ball was played over the Saints defence and latched onto by the Ballyvea striker. He raced through and made no mistake as he slid the ball into the net, giving McCavera in the Saints net no chance. 2-1 and that was the way it remained until half time.

The second half was more of a dull affair as the Saints huffed and puffed but didnít really create much, whilst also being resolute at the back. A free kick from Jonny Orr in the 56th minute did give a bit of excitement, only for the Ballyvea keeper to pull off a great save diving to his left.

Just as the game was heading for a Ballyvea onslaught for the last 20 minutes, Andy Moore decided he would add the class the second half was missing. With 72 minutes on the clock Andy picked up a pass from Ian Young just inside the Ballyvea half, as he turned and headed towards goal he saw only one option and from 30 yards out he curled a beautiful left footed effort straight into the top corner of the net. It certainly added a touch of brilliance the Saints were craving.

3-1 was how it stayed until the end, with the last 15 minutes passing without much excitement at either end other than Chris Orr being denied by a great save after he broke free from the Ballyvea defence.

So whilst it wasnít the best Saints performance it was another valuable 3 points added.



Goal Scorers: Jonny Orr (1), Michael Carson (1), 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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