Match Report

  Park Way 19/11/2016 League  
Comber Rec

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Ballysillan Swifts

For some reason this home match for Comber was played at Ashfield in Belfast. Comber never play well when it's an early match and as this kick of was at 9AM I had my reservations. Comber started strong but it was evident from the start that the play maker in the swifts midfield was going to cause problems. It was also evident that the boys were struggling with the 3g surface.
Comber battled but our fight was getting lost in the midfield, which I take responsibly for as I set the team up wrong.
We did take the lead through wee Messi. A 50/50 tackle saw the ball spin in the air. Messi reacted quickest and spun towards to goal somehow gathering the ball with him and slotting home. For some unknown reason we let Ballysillan walk through us from their ko and they equalised straight then scored a quick second.
Comber after scoring started their panic football for some reason and started playing hoof and rush football. When Comber play this type of football they do look very ordinary and it's hard sometimes to get them back to their passing game. By the time I made the changes by bringing on Ben and Tom, we were 3-1 down. We missed a lot of chances before the half finished which is becoming a bit of a problem for us but Ben C in nets had been keeping us in it at the other end. The half finished 4-1 but realistically I felt we should've had the lead with the standard of football we were playing in the last 10 minutes but missed chances right to the end hurt us badly.
I told the kids at half time to stand up and get at this team as I truly believed we could still win.
The team looked better balanced and continually pressed the swift players but the no10 was still causing problems. Tom dug in well especially against the much taller midfielder and kept the play flowing while his mate Ben stopped the no10 getting on the ball. Dylan and Joel this half where playing out of their skin at the back.
Chris got his reward for his new found pressing game while playing upfront. He made his goal himself and pulled one back for us. Swifts knew they were in a game now and started time-wasting constantly kick the ball out/away. Luck wasn't on our side or was the shooting on target gods. Time ran out and the match finished 4-2.
Food for thought:- we must be more clinical in front of goal and use our dominant play in the right areas.
This young team must communicate if they want to push on and remember our game plan.

Man of the Match Ben Chambers

Goal Scorers: Chris Moore (1), Sam Presho (1)


   
2016-17 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
12
4
7
1
24
35
-11
Won

3-2 Vs 18th Newtownabby
12/08/2017-Steel and Sons Cup (A)
Lost

1-6 Vs Ballynahinch Olympic
15/08/2017-League (H)
Lost

3-4 Vs 18th Newtownabbey
19/08/2017-Irish Cup (A)
Drew

4-4 Vs Killyleagh YC
25/08/2017-Steel and Sons (H)
Won

2-1 Vs Malachians
02/09/2017-Border Cup (H)
Won

1-0 Vs Abbey Villa
09/09/2017-League (A)
Won

3-2 Vs Colin Valley
16/09/2017-Border Cup (A)
Lost

0-2 Vs Kilmore Rec
23/09/2017-League (H)
Lost

1-4 Vs Abbey Villa
30/09/2017-League (H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Shankill Utd
07/10/2017-Border Cup (A)
Lost

4-5 Vs Sirocco Works
14/10/2017-League (A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Ballymena Res
21/10/2017-Intermediate Cup (H)
Seconds
8
3
0
5
17
22
-5
Won

5-2 Vs Barn Utd
02/09/2017-League (A)
Won

5-1 Vs Lower Maze
09/09/2017-Junior Cup (H)
Lost

0-3 Vs Albert Foundry
16/09/2017-League (H)
Won

4-3 Vs Crumlin Star
23/09/2017-Junior Shield (A)
Lost

1-4 Vs Crumlin Star
30/09/2017-League (A)
Lost

1-6 Vs St Lukes
07/10/2017-League (H)
Lost

0-1 Vs Mountjoy
14/10/2017-Junior Cup (H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Portrush
21/10/2017-Junior Shield (A)
Thirds
10
4
2
4
36
28
8
Won

7-0 Vs Abbey Villa
19/08/2017-League (A)
Won

9-2 Vs Carrowdore YM
22/08/2017-League (A)
Won

4-1 Vs Willowfield
26/08/2017-League (A)
Drew

3-3 Vs Portavogie
02/09/2017-League (H)
Drew

4-4 Vs Ards Rangers
09/09/2017-League (A)
Lost

0-1 Vs Queens Grads
16/09/2017-League (H)
Lost

0-3 Vs Comber Star
23/09/2017-League (H)
Lost

1-5 Vs Ravenhill
30/09/2017-League (A)
Won

4-1 Vs Bangor Rangers
07/10/2017-League (H)
Lost

4-8 Vs Bangor Swifts
14/10/2017-Billy Allen Shield (A)
Under 17s
7
2
0
1
24
8
16
Won

3-1 Vs East Belfast
02/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (A)
Won

9-0 Vs Taughmonagh
09/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Holywood
16/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (A)
Won

4-0 Vs Castle
22/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (A)
Won

3-2 Vs Abbey Villa
30/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (H)
Won

3-2 Vs Lisbellaw United
07/10/2017-NIBFA Cup (A)
Won

1-0 Vs Lisburn Distillery
14/10/2017-League (A)
Under 16s
6
2
1
3
24
20
4
Lost

8-2 Vs Crumlin Utd
02/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (H)
Won

5-3 Vs Hollywood
09/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (A)
Lost

3-4 Vs Aquinas
16/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (H)
Won

5-3 Vs Carryduff
23/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (A)
Lost

2-7 Vs Rathcoole
07/10/2017-Supplementary Cup (A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Aquinas
21/10/2017-League (A)
Under 15s
6
3
0
3
18
21
-3
Lost

0-2 Vs Saintfield Utd
10/07/2017-League (H)
Won

7-1 Vs Castle
02/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (H)
Won

4-3 Vs Bangor Rangers
09/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (H)
Lost

1-5 Vs Willowbank
19/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (A)
Won

5-2 Vs Carryduff
23/09/2017-Friendly (A)
Lost

1-8 Vs Aquinas
29/09/2017-Supplementary Cup (H)
Under 14s
26
10
2
14
95
93
2
Drew

2-2 Vs Carryduff
03/09/2016-Supplementary Cup (A)
Won

7-0 Vs Ards Academy B
09/09/2016-Supplementary Cup (A)
Won

8-2 Vs Castle
24/09/2016-Supplementary Cup (H)
Won

6-5 Vs Rosario
01/10/2016-League (H)
Won

5-0 Vs Aquinas
15/10/2016-League (H)
Won

7-1 Vs Castle
25/10/2016-League (A)
Lost

1-6 Vs Portaferry
26/10/2016-Supplementary Cup (A)
Lost

1-3 Vs St Marys (c)
29/10/2016-League (H)
Won

9-0 Vs Ards Academy (b)
04/11/2016-League (A)
Lost

2-4 Vs Ballysillan Swifts
19/11/2016-League (H)
Lost

1-4 Vs Portaferry
03/12/2016-League (A)
Lost

2-7 Vs Willowbank
10/12/2016-League (A)
Won

4-2 Vs Carryduff B
17/12/2016-League (A)
Lost

2-7 Vs Ballynahinch
07/01/2017-Supplementary Cup (H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Rosario
14/01/2017-League (A)
Lost

1-4 Vs 18th Newtownabby
21/01/2017-League (H)
Lost

2-6 Vs Willowbank
28/01/2017-League (H)
Lost

4-6 Vs St Mary's
11/02/2017-League (A)
Won

4-1 Vs Ards Academy B
18/02/2017-League (H)
Lost

3-6 Vs Ballysillian
25/02/2017-League (A)
Lost

1-4 Vs Newtownabbey
11/03/2017-League (A)
Won

7-0 Vs Castle (b)
18/03/2017-League (H)
Lost

4-8 Vs Crusaders
24/03/2017-Friendly (A)
Lost

1-7 Vs Poertaferry
01/04/2017-League (H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Carryduff
08/04/2017-League (H)
Won

7-2 Vs Aquinas
15/04/2017-League (A)
Under 13s
17
8
0
9
64
58
6
Won

6-0 Vs Carryduff Colts
05/09/2016-Supplementary Cup (H)
Lost

3-6 Vs Sydenham
17/09/2016-Supplementary Cup (H)
Won

10-0 Vs SOPFC Swifts
01/10/2016-League (H)
Lost

3-8 Vs Sydenham
08/10/2016-League (H)
Won

7-1 Vs Ards Academy
15/10/2016-League (H)
Won

5-1 Vs Carnmoney FDC
22/10/2016-League (H)
Won

6-1 Vs Carryduff
29/10/2016-League (H)
Lost

3-4 Vs Celtic Bhoys
12/11/2016-League (H)
Won

5-0 Vs Carnmoney FDC
16/11/2016-Supplementary Cup (H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Lower Maze
19/11/2016-League (H)
Lost

2-5 Vs Newhill
26/11/2016-League (A)
Won

2-0 Vs Newhill FC
17/12/2016-Supplementary Cup (N)
Lost

1-6 Vs Ards Academy
06/01/2017-League (H)
Lost

0-9 Vs Ards Rangers
14/01/2017-League (H)
Won

4-2 Vs Carnmoney
21/01/2017-League (H)
Lost

4-7 Vs Sydenham
18/02/2017-League (H)
Lost

1-4 Vs Barn Utd
01/04/2017-League (H)
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