Match Report

  Saintfield High School 25/01/2020 NADAFL McCalls Division 2  
Saintfield Utd

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Dundrum United II

Itís Millar Time


The scene was set for another battle at the Bridge as Saintfield United 3rds welcomed Dundrum 2nds for the first time this season.

After a pre-match mix up regarding kit colours, the Saints eventually turned out with shirts inside out as Davy Moore raced to Saintfield and back to grab the alternative kit, with a half time kit change over the order of the ref.

The inside out kits seemed to inspire the Saints as they went about turning the Dundrum defence inside out in the opening 10 minutes, but it was to no avail as they couldnít break the deadlock. Andy Moore, Mike Carson, Jonny Orr and Craig Millar all going close.

However, the first goal did come soon enough for the Saints, with 18 minutes gone Craig Millar converting from just inside the box.

The goal came after some great work down the right-hand side by Mike Carson, he received the ball on the run and as he skipped past the right back and powered into the Dundrum box time seemed to stand still with Mike showing all the composure in the world to lift his head and slide a pass back to the onrushing Millar. Craig still had a lot to do, but for a man of his talent, it was all in a days work. He didnít break stride as he carefully side-footed the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the net to make it 1-0.

Rather than boost the Saints confidence the goal seemed to wake Dundrum up and they came back very strong, with the equaliser coming in the 30th minute. After a midfield battle ended with the ball being humped forward the Drudrum striker found himself in behind the Saints defence and he raced through to score.

The remainder of the half was a case of both sides fighting to gain the upper hand, but as the whistle went right on the 45th minute neither side had control and were in need of a strong half time gee-up.

With the second half underway in a flash it was the Saints that reacted better to the half time team talks as they started to get their passing game going which lead to chances being created. Once again it was the front line that weíre getting the final chance as Millar, Orr and Carson all had chances to put the Saints back in front. However, the goal wasnít coming easily but with the Saints backline of Zach Doyle, Andrew Gourley, Sam Donnan and Josh Barr keeping Dundrum at bay and allowing them no opportunities on goal it looked like there could only be one winner here.

That winning goal finally came in the 68th minute, with that man Mike Carson at it again. The goal came from back to front, starting with Paddy McEvoy keeping the ball in at his own byline. He hooked the ball forward to Craig Millar and with a quick glance up he was able to turn provider as he lobbed a ball over the defence for Carson to run onto. With the Dundrum keeper advancing at speed Mike had to act quickly and he did just that as he lobbed the ball over the keeper into the empty net.

The Saints could have and should have, added at least two more goals to make the afternoon more comfortable, but they didnít and had to slog it out for the last few minutes to make sure they held onto all 3 points.



Goal Scorers: Craig Millar (1), 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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