Sunday, October 7, 2007

Linfield 1 Portadown 0

Irish Premier League, Windsor Park, 6th October 2007

Team: Mannus, Douglas, McShane, Murphy, O'Kane, Bailie, Gault, Ferguson, McAreavey (Mulgrew 87), Thompson, Mouncey (Dickson) Subs not used :Stewart, McCann, Lindsay

Scorer: Thompson (24)

Attendance: approx. 3000 (300 Ports fans)

Well apparently the Blues played well, and with good football, in the first half, creating a host of chances, and a rejuvenated Thompo scored a good goal to put us into the lead. Typically, I missed all this, and what I witnessed was poor, with Linfield second best, maybe I am a scud after all. I got in about 40 minutes as I was otherwise engaged in the North West, and watched the final 5 minutes from the Viewing Lounge, seeing Miskelly make a great save from Thompo after Spike put him through well.

But like I said, in the 2nd half, I thought Portadown were the better side. If the Ports had had a little more luck, they would have got a point, we looked lethargic and back to the same old hoofball, the Ports ominously seemed to be able to go through us easily, they missed one or two good chances, esp 2 goalmouth blocks from a corner right at the death, and we offered little outlet except for one superb run from Thompo, when he hit the side netting when a square ball would have seen us home. Turkington was crap, some bizarro decisions, simply inept.

More like it from Peter Thompson yesterday. Gaulty, as usual, worked his socks off and was everywhere, and I thought Noel played well. Don't know what to make of Maccers, another Emptyhead needless booking, the mantle has been passed on...

Poor quality highlights here for the moment:

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