Match Report

  Away 27/10/2018 Newcastle League : Division 2  
Ardglass II

0

1

Saintfield Utd

By Curtis McClements

Good catch at the Sea side.

The Saints went to the sea side on Saturday and came home with more than just a fish supper as they claimed all 3 points from their match against Ardglass 2nds.

The Saints welcomed back Johnny Orr and Chad Noble as well as giving a first match of the season to Jack Little and it was Jack that was the stand out performer in the first half as he marshalled the Saints rearguard and ensured it was Ardglass on the back foot. The wind was causing issues for both sides but it was the Saints that adapted to the conditions and had the better of the opening half as they kept the ball on the ground and carved out a number of opportunities. The first fell to Ben Conacher but he couldn’t get enough on his shot and it ran through to the Ardglass keeper, the same outcome came 5 minutes later this time for captain Peter Kelly. With the Ardglass keeper out of his net following a poor clearance outside the box Kelly got the ball 30 yards out, he turned pulled back his wand of a left foot and hit a shot that lacked any power and rather than seeing the net bulge he watched as the ball trickled back into the Ardglass box and the safe hands of the retreating keeper.

The last 15 minutes of the first half were quite scrappy with neither side creating anything of any note.
The second half started with Ardglass in the ascendancy as they used the wind to their advantage and pinned the Saints back into their own half for the first ten minutes. The back line was being tested but Little, Gourley and Doyle were up for the challenge and with the impressive Matthew Small in no mood to give up his clean sheet the Saints ensured they kept the score at 0-0! With 20 minutes of the second half gone and both teams battling hard with no clear favourite the Saints management team made a change that swung the match in their favour. Chris Orr was introduced up front and his direct, powerful running, combined with his link up play with brother Johnny up top meant it was Saintfield that took the game to Ardglass for the last 25 minutes.

Chris made a number of strong runs with two of particular not, beating 3 Ardglass defenders on the first one, then 5 defenders on the second, before rounding the keeper on both occasions but just couldn’t add the finishing touch as both efforts drifted just wide! With the game coming to an end and Ardglass thinking they had been let off the hook the Saints finally found the back of the net with last years top scorer at it again, this time converting from a corner.

With 86 minutes gone the Saints had thrown everything at Ardglass, but as they wondered if they would ever score a corner from Curtis Ross was expertly flicked on via the chest of Lee Patton, as the Ardglass defence watched in horror in stormed Zach Doyle to convert from 3 yards out and hand Saints the victory!

There was one more expert save from Small before the end as he ensured the Saints did indeed get those 3 points, which was nothing less than the Saints deserved.



Goal Scorer: Zach Doyle (1)


   
2018-19 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
19
11
2
6
47
36
11
Won

6-2 Vs Groomsport
04/08/2018-League(A)
Won

1-0 Vs Suffolk
07/08/2018-League(A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Bloomfield
11/08/2018-League(H)
Lost

0-4 Vs Shorts
14/08/2018-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Laurelvale
18/08/2018-Irish Cup(H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Ballynure OB
25/08/2018-Steel and Sons(H)
Lost

1-5 Vs Tullycarnet
01/09/2018-Border Cup(A)
Won

4-2 Vs Iveagh United
15/09/2018-League(H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Woodvale
29/09/2018-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Bangor Amateurs
06/10/2018-League(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Suffolk
13/10/2018-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Bryansburn Rangers
20/10/2018-Intermediate Cup(A)
Won

6-2 Vs Wellington Rec
27/10/2018-League(H)
Won

1-0 Vs Bloomfield
03/11/2018-League(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Hollywood
10/11/2018-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Laurelvale
17/11/2018-Intermediate Cup(H)
Won

7-2 Vs Groomsport
24/11/2018-League(H)
Won

5-0 Vs Bangor Swifts
01/12/2018-League(A)
Won

1-0 Vs Woodvale
08/12/2018-League(A)
Seconds
12
5
2
5
27
25
2
Won

3-0 Vs Ford
01/09/2018-League(H)
Won

5-2 Vs Bangor Rangers
15/09/2018-League(A)
Won

2-0 Vs Killyleagh YC
22/09/2018-League(H)
Lost

2-5 Vs Shamrock FC
29/09/2018-League(A)
Lost

0-2 Vs Shorts
06/10/2018-League(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Killyleagh YC
13/10/2018-League(A)
Won

2-1 Vs Grove United
20/10/2018-Junior Shield(H)
Lost

1-3 Vs East Belfast II
03/11/2018-Walter Moore Cup(H)
Won

6-1 Vs Red Star FC
10/11/2018-Junior Shield(A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Queens Grads
17/11/2018-League(A)
Drew

3-3 Vs Dunmurry YM
01/12/2018-League(H)
Lost

1-5 Vs Clough Rangers
08/12/2018-Junior Shield(A)
Thirds
8
3
0
5
10
18
-8
Lost

0-4 Vs Ballynagross II
15/09/2018-League(A)
Won

6-1 Vs Rossglass County II
22/09/2018-League(A)
Lost

0-2 Vs Ballyvea III
29/09/2018-League(A)
Lost

0-1 Vs Newcastle Swifts
06/10/2018-Bobby Dalzell Cup(H)
Lost

0-6 Vs Ballynahinch Olympic
13/10/2018-League(A)
Lost

0-2 Vs Mourne Rovers II
20/10/2018-League(A)
Won

1-0 Vs Ardglass II
27/10/2018-League(A)
Won

3-2 Vs Ardglass II
08/12/2018-League(H)
Under 17s
12
7
2
3
42
21
21
Lost

1-2 Vs Apex Sky Blues
08/09/2018-Supplementary(A)
Won

3-2 Vs Suffolk Swifts
15/09/2018-Supplementary(A)
Drew

3-3 Vs Ardoyne
29/09/2018-Supplementary(H)
Lost

1-2 Vs St James Swifts B
06/10/2018-League(A)
Won

3-1 Vs 22nd OB
20/10/2018-League(A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Clarawood
27/10/2018-League(H)
Won

4-0 Vs SOPFC Swifts
03/11/2018-League(A)
Won

4-1 Vs Suffolk Swifts
10/11/2018-League(H)
Won

2-1 Vs Apex Sky Blues
17/11/2018-League(H)
Won

9-1 Vs Rathcoole
24/11/2018-League(H)
Lost

0-5 Vs SOPFC
01/12/2018-Supplementary(N)
Won

10-1 Vs Crewe United
08/12/2018-League(A)
Under 15s
10
7
2
1
42
13
29
Won

10-0 Vs Antrim Rovers B
08/09/2018-Supplementary(A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Wellington Rec
15/09/2018-Supplementary(H)
Won

8-2 Vs Rosario C
22/09/2018-Supplementary(A)
Won

4-1 Vs Rosario C
20/10/2018-League(A)
Won

4-1 Vs Shorts
27/10/2018-Supplementary(H)
Won

4-0 Vs Antrim Rovers B
10/11/2018-League(H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Wellington
17/11/2018-League(A)
Won

5-2 Vs Bloomfield
23/11/2018-Supplementary(N)
Won

4-2 Vs Castle B
01/12/2018-League(H)
Lost

0-2 Vs Ballynahinch Youth
08/12/2018-League(H)
Under 13s
11
0
3
8
21
42
-21
Drew

2-2 Vs Antrim Rovers
08/09/2018-Supplementary(A)
Lost

3-4 Vs St Marys
15/09/2018-Supplementary(A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Carniny Youth
22/09/2018-Supplementary(H)
Drew

4-4 Vs Colin Valley
06/10/2018-League(H)
Lost

0-1 Vs St Mary's
13/10/2018-League(H)
Lost

0-6 Vs Celtic Boys Colts
20/10/2018-League(A)
Lost

1-5 Vs Bloomfield
03/11/2018-League(H)
Lost

3-5 Vs Crusaders
17/11/2018-League(A)
Lost

1-6 Vs St James Swifts
24/11/2018-League(A)
Lost

3-4 Vs St Oliver Plunket
01/12/2018-League(A)
Drew

3-3 Vs Barn
08/12/2018-League(H)
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