Match Report

  Away 9/7/2019 Supplementary Cup  
Albert foundry

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Comber Rec

Saturday saw the return to competitive action for the lads with a tough away trip to Albert foundry in this 1st round supplementary cup match .

With comber lads playing at u18 level it was certainly going to be a challenge but one the team where all looking forward to .

Following a slow preseason due to some off the players being away on hols and now at an age where many have got part time jobs ,the management team of Phil Johnston and Hugh Hamilton where hoping that the boys could hit the ground running but they knew if would be difficult. The squad had some changes made during the pre season with players sadayu jack moving to Ards rangers and Cameron haslam moving to comber star ,with midfielder and captain Matty Gibson moving to the recís other u19 team we wish all 3 players all the very best for the season ahead .

Coming back into the Squad we had the return of Robbo Rutherford following missing the whole of the last season through sickness it was certainly great to have him back ,Mathew burns a strong forward player came in following spells with Dungoyne and Tullycarnet f.c . Progressing up through the squads was Shaye Breen moving from the 03ís another good solid defender and thanks must go to Eddie and Tom from o3ís A team for developing and progressing shaye through the squads .

Finally Luke Andrews a midfielder/ defender arrived back the club following a spell with Dungoyne and Ards .

The weather conditions where very good and with the artificial pitch looking good we where all set for a difficult start to the season . The rec win the toss and itís off we go ,straight from the start Albert foundry playing in blue are pressing the ball and putting the recs back 4 under pressure , 3rd minute in and the rec concede a free kick which is floated in but cleared by Brandon the dancer Crome . The rec lads begin to settle down having looked a bit nervous from the start getting the ball down and putting a few passes together. Play continues with the foundry cutting through the recs midfield at ease thankfully the recs back 4 are on there game itís only a matter of time until the 1st goal arrives ,a good save from big Tom lappin prevents an opening goal great hands by the big keeper.

Young Shaye breen making his debut was looking good in his full back role making good tackles and looking to get the ball forward when possible ,Mathew McMaster playing in a unfamiliar midfield role certainly had the engine to play there intercepting passes and cutting out the through ball time after time . New. Team captain Alex the beast from the east Hamilton was having another steady game at the back up against some speedy forward play from the boundaryís attackers .

Play continued to flow from end to end with some strong tackling being put in by both sets of players and on 30 minutes we see the 1st booking of the season and it goes to fullback (farmer joe ) Owen John gill following some handbags on the far side of the pitch thankfully itís only yellow ( some anger management classes required for farmer joe ) .

As halftime approaches debutant Mathew burns is played through for a chance at goal but unfortunately he pulls his shot just wide of the post . The referee brings the half to an end with a score line of Albert foundry 0 the Rec 0. Some good defending from the comber lads but plenty to work on for the coaches during the break .

A player change at the start of the 2nd half for the rec coming onto the pitch and making his debut for Comber is Luke Andrews replacing another Luke, luke Johnson whoís had a quiet 1st half . The referee gets the half underway with the rec straight away on the attack a ball played through from Benjamin Hamilton makes his way through to striker Mathew burns whom the ref judges to be in an off side position ( if only VAR was available ) clearly on side and denied a goal scoring opportunity.

52 minutes in and Owen Gill gives away a free kick on the far side of the pitch in a dangerous area the foundry midfielder hammers the ball in which keeper lappin makes a great save but he is unable to hold unto the ball and up follows the foundrys no 9 to make it 1-0 . A bad goal to concede from the recs point of view , 8 mins later and the ball finds its way into the net again for foundry to make it 2-0 ,surely following a good defensive display the flood gates are not going to open up now. The REC continue to push forward and this time itís the foundry back 4 who are under pressure with young Benjamin Hamilton and midfielder Jonny the hitman Jackson starting to have some joy . 69 minutes gone and itís a penalty to the REC following some good team approach play the hitman Jonny Jackson is upended in the box a certain penalty . Up steps captain Alex Hamilton who places the ball and hammers it into the bottom corner wide of the keeper to make it 2-1 ,game on the REC are right back in this . Time for another change striker Mathew burns indicates to the bench that he is injured and needs to come off , coming onto the pitch is midfield maestro Luke Johnston who moves into a more forward central role.

All of a sudden the ball is finding its way through the foundry back four with the rec attackers making runs to try and get on the end of a Johnston pass ,meanwhile foundry break and there midfielder no7 fires in a fierce shot that the recs keeper big Tom lappin pushes away for a corner ,a stunning save by the big no 1 . The corner is floated over but thereís midfielder Mathew McMaster who clears the danger . The rec continue to push for an equaliser midfielder Jackson plays a good ball into the box but no one is able to get on the end of it itís cleared up the field the foundryís winger plays the ball in and up pops there no 9 to put the ball in the net to make it 3-1 to home team much against the run of play . Another change Owen John gill indicates that he wishes to come off, replacing him itís everyoneís favourite big Marty Ď yehbohaí drysdale and straight away he is in the recís midfield cutting out passes and winning the ball with some crunching tackles .time is moving on and there isnít long left if the rec are going to turn this one around .

It seams as if it is going to be an opening day defeat for the comber players the referee blows up to bring the game to an end with a final score of.

Man of the Match S Breen & M McMaster

Goal Scorer: Alex Hamilton (1)


   
2019-20 Season at a Glance
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Match Details
Firsts
24
12
9
3
59
40
19
Drew

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8/3/2019-League (H)
Lost

1-5 Vs Abbey Villa
8/6/2019-League (A)
Won

3-0 Vs Sirocco
8/10/2019-League (A)
Won

3-1 Vs Kilmore
8/13/2019-League (A)
Won

2-0 Vs Bangor Amateurs
8/17/2019-Irish Cup (H)
Won

3-0 Vs Larne Oly
8/24/2019-Steel and Sons Cup (H)
Won

10-0 Vs Bangor Swifts
8/31/2019-Border Cup (H)
Lost

0-1 Vs Lisburn Rangers
9/7/2019-League (H)
Won

3-2 Vs Ballynure OB
9/14/2019-Steel and Sons Cup (H)
Lost

0-2 Vs Greenisland
9/21/2019-Border Cup (A)
Lost

2-4 Vs Coagh
9/28/2019-Irish Cup (H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Ballymoney Utd
10/5/2019-Steel and Sons Cup (H)
Won

3-0 Vs Orangefield
10/12/2019-League (A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Maiden City
10/19/2019-Intermediate Cup (H)
Drew

1-1 Vs Rosario
10/26/2019-League (A)
Lost

1-4 Vs Abbey Villa
11/2/2019-League (H)
Won

4-2 Vs Sirocco Works
11/16/2019-League (H)
Won

3-0 Vs Downpatrick
11/23/2019-League (H)
Won

2-0 Vs Dunmurry Rec
11/30/2019-League (A)
Lost

1-3 Vs Dunmurry Rec
12/14/2019-League (H)
Lost

2-4 Vs Grove United
12/28/2019-League (H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Albert Foundry
1/4/2020-League (A)
Won

6-2 Vs Grove United
1/11/2020-Clarence Cup (A)
Won

3-0 Vs Newcastle
1/18/2020-League (A)
Seconds
13
3
2
8
30
35
-5
Drew

2-2 Vs Ards Rangers
8/11/2019-League (A)
Lost

4-5 Vs Immaculata
9/10/2019-League (A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Albert Foundry
9/14/2019-League (A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Whiteabbey
9/28/2019-Junior Cup (A)
Lost

2-3 Vs St Oliver Plunkitt
10/12/2019-League (H)
Won

5-3 Vs St Lukes
10/19/2019-League (A)
Won

4-1 Vs Orangefield
10/26/2019-League (A)
Lost

4-5 Vs F C Whiteabbey
11/2/2019-Junior Cup (A)
Lost

1-6 Vs Lisburn Rangers
11/16/2019-League (A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Ards Rangers
11/30/2019-League (H)
Won

3-1 Vs Derryaghy
12/7/2019-Walter Moore (H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Sirocco Works
12/28/2019-League (A)
Lost

0-1 Vs Woodvale
1/4/2020-League (H)
Thirds
14
5
2
7
47
48
-1
Lost

0-2 Vs 43rd Dundonald
9/7/2019-League (H)
Lost

3-5 Vs Bangor Swifts
9/14/2019-League (A)
Won

5-3 Vs 3rd Bangor
9/21/2019-League (A)
Won

5-3 Vs Ards Rangers
9/28/2019-League (H)
Won

9-0 Vs Colin Valley
10/5/2019-League (A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Ballygowan
10/12/2019-League (H)
Drew

2-2 Vs Comber Star
10/26/2019-League (H)
Won

4-2 Vs Castlereagh
11/16/2019-League (A)
Drew

2-2 Vs 3rd Bangor
11/23/2019-League (H)
Won

7-6 Vs Groomsport
11/30/2019-League (H)
Lost

4-8 Vs Carrawdore
12/7/2019-League (H)
Lost

2-3 Vs Ards Rangers
1/4/2020-League (A)
Lost

0-6 Vs Comber YM
1/11/2020-Sittlington Cup (A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Ballygowan
1/18/2020-League (A)
Under 18/19s A
6
1
1
4
15
13
2
Lost

4-5 Vs Willowbank
9/7/2019-Supplementary Cup (A)
Won

6-0 Vs Carryduff
9/14/2019-Supplementary Cup (A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Bloomfield
9/21/2019-Supplementary Cup (A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Sirocco
10/5/2019-Supplementary Cup (H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Holywood
10/12/2019-Supplementary Cup (A)
Lost

1-2 Vs Carryduff
10/26/2019-League (H)
Under 18/19s B
2
0
0
2
1
8
-7
Lost

1-3 Vs Albert foundry
9/7/2019-Supplementary Cup (A)
Lost

0-5 Vs Crumlin
11/9/2019-League (A)
Under 17s
9
2
0
7
19
32
-13
Lost

2-3 Vs Saintfield Utd
9/7/2018-Supplementary Cup (H)
Lost

0-5 Vs Ballnahinch
9/14/2019-Supplementary Cup (H)
Lost

3-7 Vs Kilmore Rec
9/21/2019-Supplementary Cup (A)
Lost

1-4 Vs Ballynahinch
10/5/2019-League (H)
Won

5-0 Vs Kilmore Rec
10/12/2019-League (H)
Lost

1-4 Vs Saintfield Utd
10/19/2019-League (H)
Won

3-0 Vs Carryduff (B)
10/26/2019-League (A)
Lost

3-4 Vs 22nd Old Boys
11/2/2019-League (A)
Lost

1-5 Vs Banbridge
1/11/2020-NIBFA Cup (A)
Under 17s Colts
17
6
2
9
31
47
-16
Lost

0-8 Vs St.Matthews
9/7/2019-Supplementary Cup (H)
Lost

1-4 Vs 22nd Old Boys
9/21/2019-Supplementary Cup (A)
Drew

1-1 Vs Lower Maze
9/28/2019-Supplementary Cup (H)
Won

2-1 Vs Sirocco
10/5/2019-League (A)
Lost

2-3 Vs Rosario
10/12/2019-League (H)
Lost

1-2 Vs Aquinas
10/19/2019-League (A)
Drew

2-2 Vs Lower Maze SC
10/23/2019-Supplementary Cup (N)
Lost

2-5 Vs Ballynahinch
10/26/2019-League (H)
Won

3-2 Vs Kilmore Rec
11/2/2019-League (H)
Won

3-2 Vs Saintfield Utd
11/9/2019-League (A)
Won

3-0 Vs 22nd Old Boys
11/22/2019-League (A)
Lost

0-2 Vs Lower Maze
11/30/2019-League (A)
Won

7-0 Vs Carryduff Colts
12/7/2019-League (H)
Lost

1-3 Vs Barn Utd
12/14/2019-League (A)
Lost

1-5 Vs St.Matthews
1/1/2020-Supplementary Cup (N)
Lost

1-7 Vs Bangor Young Men
1/4/2020-League (H)
Won

1-0 Vs Carnmoney FDC B
1/11/2020-League (A)
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