Match Report

  Saintfield High School 15/02/2020 NADAFL McCalls Division 2  
Saintfield Utd

4

4

Celtic Bhoys Athletic

Points Shared in Wash Out

Saturday was a day that saw nearly every match across the country called off as storm Dennis took hold and delivered wild winds, rain and hailstones.

But in the quiet of the storm, under the watchful eye of the Killyleagh Castle, a more localised storm was ready to erupt as both the groundsman and referee decided it was GAME ON!

Saintfield welcomed top of the table Celtic Bhoys for a clash that was set to be as unpredictable as the weather and so it proved.

The opening 25 minutes was a cagey affair as Celtic Bhoys started the brighter with some slick passing, but the Saints stood strong and rebutted the early onslaught. The Saints then created some of their own attacks as they got a foothold in the match, but none of any real menace as a few long-range efforts failed to trouble the Bhoys keeper.

25 minutes in, the first blow was landed in the colour of green and white. Celtic Bhoys were looking particularly strong with a number of players turning out that within the last year had been playing in Premier division of the amateur league. They made sure they used this to their advantage and went 1-0 up after a cross from the left was met by the Bhoys striker ahead of the Saints defence.

5 minutes later and it was 2-0 to the visitors.

This time a long ball forward bypassed the Saints defence and as the Bhoys attacker latched onto the ball to play a cross to the back post retreating Saints defender Andrew Gourley could do nothing as the ball cannoned off his foot and into the net.

As the storm now took full effect with hail slicing in sideways making seeing difficult, never mind football, the Saints fought back.

In the 46th minute, the Saints resurgence paid off following a corner from the right-hand side. Craig Millar floated a ball to the edge of the 6-yard box, it was controlled with one touch by Jonny Orr and his cross come shot fell to the feet of Zach Doyle. Zach only needed the one touch to convert the ball home from 5 yards out, 2-1 and it was game on.

The goal on the stroke of half time was just the tonic the Saints needed and ensured the half time team talk was more positive than had been planned moments earlier and that led to a great start to the second half.

With only a minute on the clock in the second half, the Saints were level thanks to Chris Orr. The hard work was done by Mike Carson as he got the ball on the edge of the box, pulled off a lovely flick and turn to get past his marker before hammering an effort on goal. The Bhoys keeper did very well to pull off a save and deny Carson, but he could only divert the ball into the path of the onrushing Chris Orr and he made no mistake as he slotted the ball home.

As the weather settled a little, Celtic Bhoys bounced back to once again take the lead. This time it was a pin perfect ball played from the wide right that perfectly avoided the Saints defence to arrive at the feet of the Bhoys striker, he made no mistake. 3-2 and the wind was about to change direction once again!

In the 58th minute, it was 3-3 with the other Orr, both needed in a day that was turning into a river on the pitch, stepping up to add his name to the score sheet.

It was a goal kick out that was well-read by Chris Orr, his header beat the defenders and once again Mike Carson was onto it in a flash. He broke through and was once again denied by a great save by the Bhoys keeper, but once again the save could only be diverted into the path of an Orr. Jonny was first to react sliding the ball into the empty net.

However, once again Celtic Bhoys struck back making it 4-3. This time a midfield battle ending with the ball squirming into the path of a Bhoys player who made the chance count.

The Saints were not to be denied though and once again rallied and 3 minutes later were level. Mike Carson was again the provider as he broke free on the left of the box before crossing to Jonny Orr. Jonny might have snatched at the first chance but when it rebounded to him off the defender he stayed calm and slid the ball into the bottom corner.

4-4 and that was the way it stayed until the end, with both teams creating a few half chances but nothing of note.

It was a hard-fought match on a day that was more suited to welly boots and raincoats, but both sides deserved a point for even just turning up on such a day!



Goal Scorers: Zach Doyle (1), Chris Orr (1), Jonny Orr (2)


   
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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