Match Report

  Away 3/23/2019 Plate  
Saintfield Utd

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3

Comber Rec

The comber players made there way to ormeau playing fields for this sat morning kick off against saintfield without some key players , farmer joe Owen John gill injured from last week with knee and ankle damage they where also without the kebab king Cameron Haslam due to work commitments and at the last minute midfield maestro luke Johnston and pat Mack withdrew due to sickness .

Not the perfect way to go into a match against a good saintfield team that had pipped the rec lads to the league title a few weeks ago .

Playing a 4-5-1 formations the rec players took to to the pitch at ormeau ,the pitch it has to be said was probably the worst pitch we had played on all season with the amount of sand on on the pitch it was more like Ballywalter beach , conditions for the game where very good how ever although the pitch might cause a few problems time will tell .

Captain Matty Gibson wins the toss and elects to play with the bright sunshine on the recs backs, the ref gets the game underway and from the start the saintfield team where trying to put the recs back four under pressure mounting attack after attack .

10 minutes in corner to saintfield the ball is crossed over and thereís the big no5 who walks through unchallenged to firmly head past keeper lappin to give saintfield the lead 1-0 to saintfield a terrible defensive goal to concede poor communication once again has cost the rec .

The rec players start to get a grip in midfield with the midfield putting in plenty of work the enforcer Jonny Jackson and capt Matty Gibson trying there best to get the rec back into the game , 25 minutes gone and against the run of play another error this time saintfields speedy left winger bursts through with the ball again without a challenge ,keeper big Tom lappin races from his goal but he is unable to get to the ball and the saintfield player calmly fires the ball past the keeper and into the empty net to make the score 2-0 to saintfield. The rec players really need to start communicating 2 goals that where totally avoidable.

The rec players look shocked, the players missing today certainly seem to be having an impact on the team.

The players need something a wee bit of luck or composed play to get them back into the game and quick ,27 mins and the piece of good play from the rec arrives captain Matty Gibson playing with 2 sore fingers and in a lot of pain picks up the ball in midfield a powerful run into the box and a shot that flyís past the keeper and into the net a super solo effort by the talented no 7 for the rec to make the score line 2-1 to saintfield.

The rec players are certainly up for this now the confidence was running through the team ,midfielder rahoule was starting to become more and more influential in closing the ball down and breaking up the play meanwhile Callum the doc McKay who had got out of his sick bed to play was making surging runs into the opponents penalty area and causing the saintfield back 4 all sorts of problems his coughing good be heard from the other side of the pitch .

There was a nervousness about the saintfield back line every time the recs forwards picked up the ball Adam bestie Martin with his pace and trickery on the ball was certainly having an impact .

Sadayu jack was stretching the saintfield defence with his powerful runs and strength on the ball .

37 mins gone in the match and itís a GOALLLL that the rec lads so much deserved the saintfield defence fail to clear the ball and sadayu picks the loose ball up and smashes the ball into the net 2-2 just rewards for the effort the rec players where putting in ,that should make manager Phil Johnstonís halftime talk much easier .

The ref blows up to bring a great first half and much deserved comeback for the rec to an end you could only see one outcome if the rec continue to play as they finished the 1st half the saintfield team appeared to have nothing left in the tank .

Halftime score SAINTFIELD 2 v COMBER REC 2.

Time for a change and coming on for the rec itís big Marty yehboha drysdale replacing rahoule in midfield a big opportunity for the reliable and very popular player.

The ref gets the 2nd half underway and right from the start the rec continue from where they left off putting the saintfield back four under all sorts of pressure attack after attack Adam bestie Martin playing some super balls into the box for the recs forwards to try and get on the end off .

The recs back 4 are determined not to give anything away a great defensive improvement from the lads following the dreadful start they had to the game ,the defence marshalled by the beast from the east Alex Hamilton was not going to make the same mistake, Brandon the dancer cromie and Reuben Lennon seem to be communicating much better and along with wee Benjamin Hamilton who was having another steady game at fullback all was looking well.

The midfield enforcer Jonny the hitman Jackson was running his socks off determined to stop his pals from saintfield putting one over on him ,corner to the rec Adam bestie Martin fires over the ball that is cleared out to the edge of the area the beast Hamilton and the hitman Jackson so determined to win the ball decide to tackle each other Jackson wins the ball, the hitman fires the ball from the edge of the area which smashes of the cross bar so unlucky from the Paul scholes look alike a tremendous effort from Jonny Jackson so unlucky .

12 minutes left in this very exciting match with the rec continuing to dominate the attacks one more piece of brilliance required a final push and all 3 points will be the recs ,sadayu picks the ball up in midfield and surges forward his strength and pace taking him past 2 defenders he gets his shot away which goes through the keepers legs and thereís the doc Callum McKay to put finish it off by putting it in the net again another great goal and so much deserved.

Oh how much the team and the coaches enjoyed that moment making the score SAINTFIELD. 2 v. COMBER REC 3 .

The game continues big Marty yehboha drysdale in midfield just in front of the back 4 having the game of his life picks up the ball nut megs the saintfield no 6 ,lays the ball of to captain Matty Gibson who runs forwards and gets his shot in which the keeper saves. Time is running out free kick to saintfield is this to be there last chance keeper lappin lines up his wall but the saintfield no 7 blasts the ball well wide chance gone .

Big Marty picks the ball up in midfield plays the ball forward comparisonís being made to the one and only messi the only difference being in height the big man so dominant in the recs midfield .

The ref takes a look at his watch , thatís it final whistle game over and the rec players have done it what a comeback smiles all round a great team performance one to be proud off and so much deserved ,this win will make team selection so much more difficult for the next game the rec players each and everyone showing how good they can be . WHAT A COMEBACK.

MAN OF THE MATCH . A difficult decision ,in the end split 3 ways

Matty Gibson , sadayu jack and Jonny Jackson

Runners up the rest of the team played superb.

Next fixture not confirmed at the time of writing.

Match reporter. Coach Hugh Hamilton.

Man of the Match

Goal Scorers: Matty Gibson (1), Sadayu Phongdamban (1), Callum Mackay (1)


   
2018-19 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
39
21
12
6
88
65
23
Won

5-1 Vs St Pats
8/4/2018-League (H)
Lost

0-5 Vs Killyleagh YC
8/8/2018-League (A)
Drew

3-3 Vs Malachians
8/11/2018-League (H)
Won

3-0 Vs Rosario YC
8/14/2018-League (H)
Won

1-0 Vs Immaculata
8/18/2018-Irish Cup (H)
Won

1-0 Vs Linfield Swifts
8/25/2018-Steel and Sons Cup (A)
Won

2-0 Vs Bangor Swifts
9/1/2018-Border Cup (H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Ards Rangers
9/15/2018-Steel and Sons Cup (A)
Won

4-3 Vs Lisburn Rangers
9/22/2018-Border Cup (A)
Won

4-1 Vs Lisburn Rangers
9/29/2018-Irish Cup (H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Immaculata
10/13/2018-Border Cup (A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Crusaders Res
10/20/2018-Intermediate Cup (H)
Lost

0-4 Vs Killyleagh YC
10/27/2018-League (H)
Won

2-1 Vs Drumaness
11/3/2018-Irish Cup (A)
Drew

2-2 Vs St Pats YM
11/10/2018-League (A)
Won

2-1 Vs Kilmore Rec
11/17/2018-League (H)
Won

2-1 Vs Newcastle
11/24/2018-League (H)
Lost

3-4 Vs Lisburn Distillery
12/1/2018-Irish Cup (A)
Won

4-2 Vs Malachians
12/8/2018-League (A)
Won

6-1 Vs Lisburn Rangers
12/22/2018-League (H)
Won

4-0 Vs Downshire
12/29/2018-Clarence Cup (A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Sirocco Works
1/5/2019-League (H)
Won

3-1 Vs Derriaghy
1/12/2019-Clarence Cup (A)
Won

3-1 Vs Kilmore Rec
1/19/2019-League (A)
Won

4-1 Vs Lisburn Rangers
1/26/2019-League (A)
Lost

0-2 Vs Dunmurry Rec
2/9/2019-League (H)
Won

3-1 Vs Nortel
2/16/2019-Clarence Cup (A)
Won

3-2 Vs Orangefield
2/23/2019-League (A)
Won

6-1 Vs St Pats
3/2/2019-Clarence Cup (A)
Won

2-0 Vs Newcastle
3/9/2019-League (A)
Lost

1-4 Vs Ballynahinch Olympic
3/16/2019-Clarence Cup (H)
Won

4-1 Vs Dunmurry Rec
3/23/2019-League (A)
Lost

0-2 Vs Rosario
3/30/2019-League (A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Abbey Villa
4/6/2019-League (H)
Lost

1-4 Vs Sirocco
4/13/2019-League (A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Larne Tech
4/16/2019-League (H)
Drew

0-0 Vs Abbey Villa
4/20/2019-League (A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Orangefield
4/30/2019-League (H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Larne Tech
5/4/2019-League (A)
Seconds
30
16
7
7
100
46
54
Won

5-0 Vs Ards Rangers
9/15/2018-League (H)
Lost

2-3 Vs H&W Under 20s
9/22/2018-Junior Cup (H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Carryduff Colts
9/29/2018-Junior Shield (A)
Won

4-1 Vs Sirocco Works
10/6/2018-League (H)
Won

7-0 Vs St Lukes
10/13/2018-League (H)
Won

9-0 Vs Lisburn Rangers
10/27/2018-League (A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Woodvale
11/3/2018-League (A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Immaculata
11/10/2018-League (H)
Won

12-2 Vs Malachians
11/17/2018-League (A)
Won

7-0 Vs St Pats
11/24/2018-League (A)
Won

4-3 Vs Rosemount
12/1/2018-Walter Moore (H)
Won

8-1 Vs Rosario
12/8/2018-League (A)
Drew

0-0 Vs St Oliver Plunkett
12/29/2018-League (H)
Won

1-0 Vs Crumlin Utd
1/5/2019-League (A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Albert Foundry
1/12/2019-League (H)
Drew

0-0 Vs Lisburn Rangers
1/19/2019-League (H)
Won

7-2 Vs St Lukes
1/26/2019-Walter Moore (H)
Won

5-1 Vs St Lukes
2/2/2019-League (A)
Lost

0-1 Vs St Oliver Plunket
2/10/2019-League (A)
Lost

0-2 Vs Crumlin Star
2/16/2019-League (H)
Won

5-1 Vs Woodvale FC
2/23/2019-Walter Moore (H)
Drew

3-3 Vs Crumlin Utd
3/2/2019-League (H)
Lost

1-6 Vs Crumlin Star
3/23/2019-League (A)
Lost

0-3 Vs East Belfast
3/30/2019-Walter Moore (H)
Drew

1-1 Vs Ards Rangers
4/9/2019-League (H)
Won

3-2 Vs Woodvale
4/13/2019-League (H)
Won

3-0 Vs Albert Foundry
4/18/2019-League (A)
Won

3-1 Vs Malachians
4/20/2019-League (A)
Won

2-0 Vs Sirocco Works
4/27/2019-League (H)
Lost

2-5 Vs Immaculata
5/2/2019-League (A)
Thirds
29
16
6
7
98
73
25
Won

5-4 Vs 43rd Dundonald
9/1/2018-League (H)
Lost

0-9 Vs Corrymeela
9/15/2018-League (A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Portavogie
9/22/2018-League (H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Ravenhill
9/29/2018-League (A)
Won

2-1 Vs North Down
10/6/2018-Billy Allen Shield (A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Comber Star
10/13/2018-League (H)
Won

4-1 Vs Castlereagh
10/20/2018-League (H)
Won

4-3 Vs Bangor Y M
10/27/2018-League (H)
Won

6-4 Vs Belvoir
11/17/2018-League (H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Abbey Villa
11/24/2018-League (A)
Won

7-4 Vs Bryansburn
12/1/2018-League (A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Corrymeela
12/8/2018-League (H)
Drew

3-3 Vs Belvoir
12/22/2018-League (A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Bangor Swifts
12/29/2018-League (A)
Lost

2-5 Vs Ards Rangers
1/5/2019-League (H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Bangor Swifts
1/12/2019-Tommy Murphy Shield (A)
Drew

4-4 Vs Bangor Y M
1/19/2019-League (A)
Won

4-0 Vs 43rd OB
1/26/2019-League (H)
Won

9-3 Vs Bangor Swifts
2/2/2019-League (A)
Won

7-1 Vs Ravenhill
2/9/2019-League (A)
Won

5-3 Vs Castlereagh
2/16/2019-League (H)
Won

3-2 Vs Portavogie Rangers
2/23/2019-League (A)
Won

4-1 Vs Abbey Villa
3/2/2019-League (H)
Won

4-1 Vs Bangor Swifts
3/23/2019-League (H)
Drew

3-3 Vs Comber Star
3/30/2019-League (A)
Won

5-0 Vs 43rd OB
4/6/2019-Frank Moore (H)
Won

3-1 Vs North Down
4/10/2019-Frank Moore (H)
Won

3-2 Vs Colin Valley
4/17/2019-Frank Moore (H)
Lost

0-1 Vs Clarwood
5/1/2019-Frank Moore (N)
Under 17s
23
1
0
9
64
45
19
Won

3-2 Vs St Oliver Plunkett
9/8/2018-Supplementary Cup (A)
Lost

2-4 Vs St James Swifts
9/15/2018-Supplementary Cup (H)
Lost

2-3 Vs 22nd old boys
9/21/2018-Supplementary Cup (A)
Won

6-0 Vs 22nd Old Boys
10/6/2018-League (A)
Won

5-2 Vs Clarawood
10/13/2018-League (H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Oliver Plunkett
10/20/2018-League (H)
Won

3-2 Vs Suffolk YM
10/27/2018-League (H)
Won

2-0 Vs Appex
11/3/2018-League (H)
Won

7-1 Vs Rathcoole
11/10/2018-League (H)
Won

5-2 Vs Crewe Utd
11/24/2018-League (H)
Lost

2-5 Vs Aqunias
12/8/2018-League (H)
Lost

3-4 Vs Downpatrick
1/5/2019-League (H)
Won

4-1 Vs Holywood
1/11/2019-League (A)
Won

2-1 Vs St James
1/26/2019-League (H)
Lost

0-2 Vs Saintfield Utd
1/30/2019-League (H)
Won

4-0 Vs 22nd old boys
2/9/2019-League (A)
Won

1-0 Vs Apex blues
2/16/2019-League (A)
Won

1-0 Vs Saintfield Utd
2/23/2019-League Cup (A)
Lost

1-3 Vs St Marys
3/2/2019-League (A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Downpatrick
3/15/2019-Plate (H)
Won

3-2 Vs Saintfield Utd
3/23/2019-Plate (A)
Lost

0-2 Vs Aqunias
3/30/2019-Plate (H)
Won

4-2 Vs St James
4/5/2019-League (H)
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