Match Report

  Saintfield High School 04/01/2020 Harry Clarke Cup  
Saintfield Utd

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Kilmore Rec II

Saints Cause Cup Upset



The new year was only dayís old as Saintfield welcomed Kilmore Rec 2nds, from the league above them, in the cup. But despite the extra pounds piled on, thanks to the Christmas turkey, the Saints soon delivered some real crackers to make it a Happy New Year for all.

The match was a tight affair for the first 40 minutes as the high flying Kilmore tried their best to overpower and outplay the Saints, however, the Saints were up for a cup upset and didnít allow the visitors the time or space they wanted to take control. In fact, it was the Saints that struck first in the 40th minute, this after their rearguard had done very well to ensure their clean sheet was kept intact. The goal came via this seasons tally man Mike Carson, he latched onto a brilliantly won header by Jonny Orr, allowed the ball to bounce once before lashing a left-footed half volley past the hapless Rec keeper.

Whilst that seemed like the perfect time to take the lead the Saints seemed to nod off thinking half time was nearly there, to their downfall as Rec equalised in the 43rd minute.

1-1 at half time and the Saints knew they needed to step it up, assisted by a rallying call at half time they did just that.

Within 1 minute of the restart, the home side regained the lead, this time from a somewhat surprising source as left-back Josh Barr popped up with a rare goal. Josh will claim it was a shot but the jury is still out as his cross come shot caught the keeper out and snuck in at the front post.

That early second-half goal sparked the Saints into overdrive and they soon added a third. Up stepped the second Saints tallyman for the last few seasons, Chris Orr, powering past two defenders to get onto the end of a through ball from Craig Millar before taking a touch to set himself then slam a typically perfect left-footed drive into the net.

Rec werenít going to allow the cup upset to happen without a fight and within 5 minutes it was 3-2, this time the ball being converted following a goalmouth scramble after a corner.

Many thought at this stage it could be the start of a Rec comeback as the higher division team threatened to show their strength, but the Saints were having none of it as 1 minute later they made it 4-2.

The spearhead of the attack was the man to take the mantle as Jonny Orr pounced to add his name to the score sheet. Jonny took advantage of a long ball forward, from the returning Paddy McEvoy, that escaped the grasp of the Rec keeper allowing Jonny the simple task of nodding the ball into the empty net.

5-2 soon followed, in fact only 2 minutes later, and it was another returning player that got it. Zach Doyle had been doing a great job at the heart of the defence beside Andrew Gourley, but that wasnít enough for him as he made sure he got onto the end of a Craig Millar corner before anyone else and at the second time of asking he hammered the ball home.

One more New Year cracker was yet to come as Jonny Orr added his second for the day with a perfect finish, albeit a lot of credit must go to Mike Carson who came up with a contender for the assist of the season. Mike got the ball outside the Rec box and as he headed towards the Saints half he pulled out a delicious backheel that evaded the whole Rec backline and sent Jonny clean through on goal. Jonny was cool, calm and collected as he slid the ball past the left hand of the Rec keeper to make it 6-2.

That put an end to the scoring for the day and left the Saints impressive 6-2 victors on the day and sees them into the hat for the next round of the cup.

A special mention to Ross Alexander who was left with knee ligament damage after a horror tackle that was rightly punished with a straight red card, good luck for a speedy recovery.



Goal Scorers: Jonny Orr (2), Michael Carson (1), Josh Barr (1), Chris Orr (1), Zach Doyle (1)


   
2019-20 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
23
7
5
11
52
59
-7
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)
Won

2-1 Vs Wellington Rec
14/12/2019-League(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Shorts
28/12/2019-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Tullycarnet
04/01/2020-League(H)
Won

7-2 Vs Bangor YM
11/01/2020-Clarence Cup(H)
Won

2-0 Vs Tullycarnet
18/01/2020-League(A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Newcastle
25/01/2020-Clarence Cup(A)
Seconds
17
8
2
7
46
43
3
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)
Won

3-0 Vs 1st Bangor Old Boys
07/12/2019-League(A)
Won

3-0 Vs Queens Grads
14/12/2019-League(H)
Won

3-1 Vs Islandmagee
04/01/2020-League(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Rosemount Rec
11/01/2020-League(A)
Won

2-0 Vs Bangor YM
18/01/2020-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Abbey Villa
25/01/2020-League(H)
Thirds
14
10
0
4
61
27
34
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)
Won

6-2 Vs Kilmore Rec II
04/01/2020-Harry Clarke Cup(H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Strangford
18/01/2020-Harry Clarke Cup(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Dundrum United II
25/01/2020-League(H)
Under 17s
15
9
2
4
38
26
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)
Won

1-0 Vs Carnmoney FDC
14/12/2019-League(H)
Lost

0-2 Vs Aquinas Star
04/01/2020-League(A)
Won

3-2 Vs Ballynahinch
11/01/2020-League(H)
Under 15s
16
13
0
3
65
23
42
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)
Won

11-1 Vs Ridgeway
14/12/2019-League(H)
Won

4-2 Vs Ridgeway Rovers
03/01/2020-League(H)
Won

6-2 Vs Castle Juniors B
10/01/2020-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Grove Utd
25/01/2020-League(H)
Under 12s
10
2
4
4
19
28
-9
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)
Drew

3-3 Vs Ballynahinch
14/12/2019-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Ballywalter
18/01/2020-League(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Abbey Villa
25/01/2020-League(H)
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