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Vale of Leven 2 v LANARK 2 - 7th October at 2pm

Posted by bc57 on October 6, 2017 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)


An opportunity to keep our unbeaten run going, which we did with a 3rd draw on the bounce which will kill us, like last season.

Our longest away league trip but I like watching games at this venue.  Pitch was in great condition and my pie was good, served by a very nice lady..

Nothing between teams in first 30 mins then we lost 2 stupid goals in 3 minutes and went downhill from there for next 10. Cat had to make a couple of good saves during this period

Pulled one back on 40 mins with a header by Shaun Gallagher following a great run a cross by Ronan Kearney and then went straight back up the park for Danny to miss an excellent chance although keeper saved well.

46 minutes and they get a deserved straight red for a cynical foul on Ronan who was bearing down on goal. All over them for a period and then we went flat. VoL did well and seemed to cope well with 10 men until an excellent and deserved equaliser on 77 mins by Danny.

Should have killed them off but clearly didn’t and therefore VoL deserve credit for only losing one goal in the 2nd half .

Cammy Lawson got his 2nd(stupid) yellow for dissent after the final whistle and he was shown a red. Madness

Missing 2 key players in the form of Sean and Peter but we remain mediocre in the main, with the capacity to be brilliant in flashes .

Our left back has no pace and our weakest link. Time for ben or Dale to be given a chance in our defence.


League table - A poor cut and paste

Posted by bc57 on October 1, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

                          Pld W D L F A GD PTS

Royal Albert F.C. 7 5 1 1 22 9 13 16

Gartcairn F.C. 7 5 1 1 19 12 7 16

Vale of Clyde F.C. 7 4 1 2 19 12 7 13

St. Anthony's F.C. 7 4 1 2 19 13 6 13

Bellshill Athletic F.C. 7 4 0 3 17 14 3 12

Carluke Rovers F.C. 6 3 1 2 14 11 3 10

Vale of Leven F.C. 7 3 0 4 23 15 8 9

Lanark United F.C. 7 2 3 2 13 13 0 9

Johnstone Burgh F.C. 6 3 0 3 15 16 -1 9

Ashfield F.C. 7 3 0 4 11 16 -5 9

Dunipace F.C. 6 0 0 6 6 17 -11 0

Newmains United Comm FC 6 0 0 6 7 37 -30 0


We drew with RA,  Gartcairn and St Ant's and beat Carluke and VoC.  We still have to play 3 of the bottom 4.  Just shows that there is all to play for.

 

Transfer News

Posted by bc57 on October 1, 2017 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Sorry to learn that our Player of the Year (IMO) Gareth Halford and the club have had a falling out. Worse still that he has signed for our nearest rivals Carluke. Clearly between the two parties but, will we get to hear what the problem was, if only the official version? Hopefully we will have some funds to invest as a consequence.

The young trialist with the hairdo that made a late appearance at St Ant's last week looked promising. Who is he, where has he been playing and will he return, given he wasn't there yesterday?

LANARK 3 Gartcairn 3

Posted by bc57 on October 1, 2017 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (1)

2 points dropped against the league leaders but, ultimately we were happy to get the point with a scrambled equaliser by Peter O'Donnell in the 93rd minute which should have been ruled offside during the build up play.

2 weeks in a row we have equalised so late which is a trait to be happy with. However, we keep gifting team's goals.

They opened the scoring early on due to a daft handball by Stuart Annetts. We equalised through a well struck first half penalty by Shaun Gallagher after Ronan Kearney was taken down in the box whilst bearing down on goal. Jack Stubbs put us 2-1 when he lashed the ball in for his first goal for Lanark following a corner in the 2nd half.  We then lost 2 goals in quick succession late in the 2nd half. Their 2nd was well offside and then our keeper, who had played well to be fair,  had a howler coming for a cross he got nowhere near allowing their striker to head in.

The team played well in patches today. Lanark are definitely progressing under Paul and Craig from where they were at the start of the season. Word is that training has improved dramatically, which is good to hear.

The return of Cameron Lawson is a boon. The young lad Scott Schoneville has been excellent, despite getting 2 yellows today.

Peter O'Donnell is kicking on from last season. Had some good guys on the bench today. Still think we are a bit suspect at the back.

Great to see Shug make another cameo appearance today. Big Shaun Gallagher getting fitter. He has a great touch and smashed in his penalty today against a big keeper. Young Ronan Kearney is a player although guilty today of shooting when his fellow striker was in a better position for a square ball. Hopefully he will learn. Sean McKenna getting back to fitness. He has been a loss in the past few games.

Not as despondent as I was. With most teams being able to beat the other on their day this division has lots of twists and turns ahead.


LANARK v Gartcairn - 2pm 30th September 2017

Posted by bc57 on September 30, 2017 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We welcome Gartcairn who are currently top of the league.

We sorted out the last team who visted us as league leaders and hope we can do so again today, particularly after events at the end of last season.

St Anthony's 2 LANARK 2

Posted by bc57 on September 30, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We went one up after only 44 seconds following a beautiful through ball from the returning Cameron Lawson which was well retrieved by Ronan Kearney who cut it back for       to slot away.

Unfortunately our defensive frailties were to the fore when we lost an equaliser 5 minutes later and then went further behind on 35 minutes.

Shaun Gallagher created an excellent chance for himself before half time, rounding the keeper and then inexplicably put it wide when he seemed to stumble.  He missed another good chance in the 2nd half but kept plugging away and was rewarded on 93 minutes when he jinked his way through and shot past their keeper from an angle to score a deserved equaliser which won us a point and partially made up for the 97th minute equaliser St Ants got against us over there a couple of seasons ago.

We missed Sean McKenna again out with injury. Peter O'Donnell's industry in the 2nd half made a difference, having been unable to make the kick off due to work commitments.


Next Game: St Anthonys v Lanark Utd, Sat 23rd September

Posted by Yowe6 on September 22, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

2pm league fixture at McKenna Park.

Lanark Utd 2-1 Carluke Rovers

Posted by Yowe6 on September 16, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (2)

What a difference a week makes. Well deserved 2-1 victory today against our local rivals Carluke to hand them their first league defeat of the season.

We should have won by a lot more. Two excellent goals by Ronan Kearney, one a beautiful free kick into the top corner.

Wouldn't be Lanark without giving us a fright. Another sloppy goal conceded - in the 93rd minute. Managed to hold out for a further 3 minutes to secure the win.


Next Game: Lanark Utd v Carluke Rovers Saturday 16th Sept

Posted by Yowe6 on September 15, 2017 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

League duty continues against our local rivals.


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