Not the Best Start

Filed under: General news, Saturday LSL team by: Paul McGowan

1.9.18
Walkinstown 3, Spartak 0

A tough start to the season at a venue where the Sky Blues have been successful in recent seasons. But not this time.

A powerful home team held the whip hand in terms of possession and territory, but Spartak created the clearer chances in the first half, with Jason Fenlon having a couple of efforts saved.

The game turned in a single second half minute. A good Spartak move saw Jason Fenlon through on goal ten yards out, but he dragged his effort wide, and almost immediately at the other end Owen McCormack was penalised for a rash tackle in the box. Greg Byrne got a good hand to the resultant penalty, but it was forcefully struck and so the home side took the lead.

Spurred on by this, Walkinstown scored two fine goals. Spartak’s best chance came at 2-0 down when Amin Afsar’s curler beat the keeper and hit the post, but Mick Leslie was unable to force in the rebound.

Disappointing.

From Report
Greg Byrne 7 Ian Harmon 6 Steve Grier 6 Owen McCormack 5 Owen Marron 5 Stuart Love 6 Mick Leslie 5 Amin Afsar 5 Jason Fenlon 6 Jimmy Dawson 6
Subs: Dale Mullins 6 Shane McInerney 5

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