Match Report

  Away 18/01/2020 Harry Clarke Cup  
Strangford

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Saintfield Utd

A Step too Far



Saintfield were back in action on Saturday in the Harry Clarke Cup. Once again they faced a team from the league above, but this time it wasnít to be their day as they were pipped to the victory and a place in the next round.

It was a trip to Strangford for the Saints that was greeted with a pitch that was more suited to rugby than football, but the Saints battled on and made sure they didnít go out of the cup in a whimper.

Saints went toe to toe with the higher division team for the first half-hour and even created the best chance of the opening encounters. The chance fell to Chris Orr as he latched onto a ball 30 yards from goal before beating 3 defenders and smashing a shot towards the near post, but the Strangford keeper reacted quickly to make a great save.

Strangford managed to make their period of pressure count though as they converted in the 31st minute, giving Saints keeper Smally no chance.

1-0 was the way it stayed until half time, with the Saints knowing they needed to improve if they wanted to have any chance of progressing to the next round.

The second half the Saints did just that as they started to take control and try their best to play passing football on the rough pitch. Eventually, it paid dividends as a great free-kick from Craig Miller was too hot to handle for the keeper and when Jonny Orrís follow up was blocked Mike Carson was on hand to poke the ball in from a few yards out.

That goal sparked Strangford back into life and the game became very open with both sides going for the winner. However, a first-half injury to Chris Orr, followed by an injury to Mike Carson meant the Saintís front line was diminished and they struggled to carve out many clear chances.

In the 70th minute, Strangford got the goal they needed following a scramble in the Saints box which ended with the ball being diverted into the Saintís net.

The last 20 minutes the away side gave it all they had with Zach Doyle going closest to getting the equaliser as his 25-yard dipping volley just sailed over the Strangford crossbar.

But despite their best efforts, the Saints couldnít get on level terms for the second time and the match ended with a win for Strangford.



Goal Scorer: Michael Carson (1)


   
2019-20 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
27
9
6
12
70
66
4
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)
Won

4-0 Vs Wellington Rec
01/02/2020-League(H)
Won

10-2 Vs Bangor Swifts
08/02/2020-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Woodvale
22/02/2020-League(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Rosemount Rec
07/03/2020-League(A)
Seconds
19
9
3
7
52
48
4
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)
Drew

3-3 Vs Shamrock
01/02/2020-League(A)
Won

3-2 Vs Mossley
07/03/2020-League(H)
Thirds
18
12
1
5
75
37
38
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)
Won

5-0 Vs Ballyhalbert United
01/02/2020-League(H)
Won

4-3 Vs Dromara Village
08/02/2020-League(A)
Drew

4-4 Vs Celtic Bhoys Athletic
15/02/2020-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Ballyvea
07/03/2020-League(A)
Under 17s
19
10
4
5
49
40
9
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)
Lost

0-7 Vs Rosario B
01/02/2020-SBYL Cup(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs SOPYC B
08/02/2020-League(H)
Drew

4-4 Vs Rosario
04/03/2020-League(H)
Won

5-1 Vs Comber Rec Colts
07/03/2020-Plate(A)
Under 15s
19
14
2
3
72
29
43
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)
Drew

2-2 Vs Red Star Bangor
08/02/2020-League(H)
Won

3-2 Vs Portaferry
17/02/2020-SBYL Cup(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs St Pats
29/02/2020-SBYL Cup(A)
Under 12s
15
5
6
4
34
35
-1
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)
Drew

3-3 Vs Ballysillan
01/02/2020-League(H)
Won

1-0 Vs St Malachy's B
08/02/2020-League(H)
Won

3-0 Vs Kelvin Youth
15/02/2020-League(H)
Won

6-2 Vs Carryduff Coils B
29/02/2020-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Bloomfield B
07/03/2020-League(H)
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