Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Glentoran 1 Linfield 3

Setanta Cup Matchday 2, Monday 7th April, The Oval

Team: Mannus, Douglas, McShane, Gault (Burns 78), Kearney (Curran 83), Lindsay, McAreavey, Dickson, Thompson (Mulgrew 72), Stewart, Downey
Subs not used : Murphy, O'Kane, McKendry, Ervin

Scorers: McAreavey 2, Dickson

Attendance: approx 2000 (approx 1200 Linfield fans)

The scoreline should read Glentoran II 1 Linfield Swifts 3

Men against boys

They had 2 chances, their goal and Mannus's good save at 3-1.

Reading the chatbox, maybe I'm putting too positive a spin on it, but I thought Dougie went some way to exorcising his ghosts of BD and was my MOTM. An excellent 1st half tackle, good crosses, positioning, covering and some silky skills going forward in the the 2nd half.

Thompson and Stewart were busy, harried and held the ball up well, without us ever really playing to their strengths.

Mark Dickson was excellent and unlucky not to score more. 'Dickson? Slide on' said Bluenose before the match. Slide on yourself.

I thought Downey and Maccers controlled midfield, even though I still think they're fairly unfit and slow, especially to react.

Gaulty was solid at CB but is still wasted there. Was lovely to see BJB get a run-out.

Some poor performances, but now's not the time.

Fairly poor crowd,some good singing, new favourite being 'Sit down pinocchio!'

And Glentoran really are breeding some dirty hateful wee scumbags, the pick of the bunch being that repulsive rent-boy Carson. Closely followed by Blow Job, Boyce (what's the score ya wee cunt?) and McGovern. Work those 3 goals up yer bangle, ya provoking wee shitebag. Glendinning never changes either.

Same again Saturday Blues. Despite tonight I'd like to think Gault and Jamie will be our CMs. Still like to see Tommy and Pete up front again.

Oh, and don't you just love the Doc? Comedy goalkeeper!

Video of the goals available via Glentoran's Forza TV.

Roll on Saturday, and the real Big One (title) showdown.

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