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Lanark 1-1 Benburb

Posted by gavinalston31 on April 5, 2014 at 1:55 PM

A point for either team after a hard fought game.

Lanark had the better of the first half and would have been wondering how they never went in at least one goal to the good, had a chance cleared off the line and came extremely close on a few other occasions, but 0-0 it was at half time.

After around 70 minutes two subs were made, Brian coming on for Jarvie and Con Boyle on for Connor. Both players made an impact and indeed Con got Lanark's goal, a fine strike after a set piece, the ball broke to him around 20 yards from goal and he struck it on the volley past the despairing goalkeeper.

The lead was short lived however as Benburb levelled shortly after with a very similar strike of great quality, perhaps from slightly further out, the Lanark keeper nearly kept it out but could only palm the ball onto the post and in.

Both sides had opportunities and Lanark a good shout for a penalty, but it was to finish even.

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Reply gb
3:53 PM on April 6, 2014 
Some pics of the game at...
Reply Brian
6:27 AM on April 6, 2014 
Cant really disagree with any of the posts so far. Another spirited performance from the boys, certainly can't question their commitment and effort, for some reason lady luck just not on our side and hasn't been for most of the season. I am a strong believer however, that hard work brings it's reward and therefore we will continue to do this and hopefully we will beat the drop. Mon the Yowes!
Reply RyanD
5:28 AM on April 6, 2014 
number 3 yesterday was chesney roger.

alan took some treatment yesterday but kept his head and was excellent.
Reply gb
4:59 AM on April 6, 2014 
I thought we played quite well were the better side especially 1st half and should've won. Seem to have said that quite a few times this season though and it feels like a defeat as draws are not enough in our position. Disappointed in Benburb they were just route one merchants, big punt up (or out) the park. The boys showed a lot of fight, they've not given up the ghost and if they keep that going til the end of the season we'll have a chance of staying in this league. Beat Camby next week and we're level on points. mon the Yowes.
Reply bc57
3:54 AM on April 6, 2014 
Aldo has been our most consistent player this season, in my view, despite this only being his 2nd game back after a long layoff with injury.
Aldo and Danny have taken over from Jack with their long throws.
Another decent performance, by all accounts against one of the teams going for promotion. We need to do it against round about us, starting with Cambuslang next week.
Reply Roger
9:28 PM on April 5, 2014 
Was at the game yesterday and was impressed with the boy Aldo he was strong in the aerial challenges and mopped up everything that came his way, apart from a couple of errors at ground level in the first half he had a solid game. What impressed me most was the distance he had on the throw ins, and it was hard to believe that we were not using this talent either side of our opponents penalty area when we were gifted throw ins, (reminiscence of Rory Delap)
Another observation I made was at corners we were not attacking the in coming cross from multiple positions in and around the penalty area, far to often the incoming balls from corners were hit to hard and went harmlessly out the park on the other side . I am a great believer of the flight path attacking system where your number 1 attacker attacks the ball backed up by the number 2 attacker on the same flight path,so to have two chances of connecting with the incoming cross and the remaining players taking up second ball positions in and around the area, this method of attacking football can be also adopted for open play, when the ball is taken by the wide players to the goal line and crossed back to a meeting point usually the penalty spot, and the attackers would start their flight path attack behind the penalty spot and in line with his team mate who is about to cross the ball to meet the in coming cross at the penalty spot or just beyond for the number 2 attacker
Not to nit pick but it's a known fact that Allan McCrum is our most fouled player often rewarding the opposing players yellow cards and we don't then play everything through the area of the park that the a fending player is, to draw another untimely challenge to benefit our cause, we seem to be to polite to want to get a advantage of having an extra player on the park. On a final note our number 3, don't know the boys name had a good game along with Allan. Well done guys!
Good substitutes gave us a bit more of a presence in the midfield with close ball control and no opposing players able to challenge Con for the fear of getting a second yellow. ( My earlier point) Great strike from Con but a belter of a goal from their player . It was a shame that we only got a point from the game we deserved all three but football can be cruel as was witnessed yesterday. keep believing and we will beat the drop.
Reply tommay
2:43 PM on April 5, 2014 
hard to believe we only managed a draw Lanark by far the better team today