Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Elfsborg 1 Linfield 0

25th July, 2007

Team: Mannus, Douglas ( Mouncey 77 ) Curran ( Ferguson 75 ) Bailie, Lindsay, O'Kane, McAreavey, Gault, Mulgrew ( Stewart 65 ), Thompson, Dickson

So it wasn't to be. Good effort by Linfield on the night, but if we're being really honest with ourselves, we didn't relly deserve to go through. We had two 100% chances to get the equaliser and progress, Noel and Thompo both missing sitter headers that they should have buried, and Dicko had a snaphot well saved, but Mannus made at least 3 outstanding saves, and the woodwork saved us on at least 2 occasions.

We can blame lack of match fitness and 'what if' chances all we want, but realistically, such small things make the difference, and time and again, we are found wanting in Europe.

Always next year.

VERY brief highlights here:

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