First Half Apathy Proves Costly.

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

29.9.18
Spartak 2, Edenderry Town 2

By the time the Sky Blues woke up in this match they faced a two goal deficit.

Indeed it was all Edenderry as Spartak contributed to their supremacy with lethargic, and sometimes sloppy, passing.

A panicky clearance ricocheted nicely for a visiting forward to put Edenderry ahead; and some ball watching allowed a second goal. Spartak had put together one fine move at nil-nil, with Keith Kelly and Ger Byrne combining to give Steve Grier a chance close in, but in attempting to clip the ball over the keeper Steve hit the top of the bar, and over.

Stuart Love gave Stev Grier a chance of a shot, which the keeper saved at the expense of a corner. Amin Afsar’s flag kick was nodded in by Stuart Love, just before half time.

Spartak showed purpose in the second period, and got into some good crossing positions, without unduly troubly the visiting net minder.

With 15 minutes remaining, a Ger Byrne pass put Mo Sheleg in on goal; his shot was blocked, but Jeff Gamble, following up, equalised.

Spartak, energised, now went for the win; Cian Stenson and Neil McGowan both went close, but the best chance fell to Stuart Love who headed over from close range.

Form Report
Niall Hanratty 6 Keith Kelly 6 Cian Stenson 7 Ian Harmon 7 Dave O’Kelly 5 Stuart Love 6 Neil McGowan 6 Jeff Gamble 5 Steve Grier 6 Ger Byrne 5 Amin Afsar 5
Sub Chris Hogan 5 Mohammed Sheleg 6

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