|Posted by gavinalston31 on August 16, 2014 at 12:10 PM|
Lanark were narrowly defeated in this league cup match against local rivals Lesmahagow at a blustery Moor Park.
Lesmahagow had the better of the early exchanges, Lanark defended resolutely but were struggling to get up the park. Both teams plans were about to be changed though, Lanark central defender Alan Murdoch picked the ball up and made a surging run across the halfway line, he took a heavy touch and overran the ball and as is often seen in this situation made a desperate attempt to keep possession, lunging into a challenge with the Lesmahagow player. Not a malicious challenge but a heavy one. After a lengthy stoppage in play the referee dismissed Alan Murdoch and also showed the red card to a Lesmahagow player, meaning both teams would have to play the remainder of the game with ten men.
Lesmahagow took the lead before half time, after a neat exchange on the edge of the box the ball was chipped over the defence, the Lesmahagow player stayed calm and lofted the ball over the despairing Mclenaghan in the Lanark goal.
Half Time - Lanark 0-1 Lesmahagow
After half time the wind had picked up a bit and made it hard going for both sides but Lanark managed to level the score after around 64 minutes, the ball was played hard and low across the box from the right hand side, evading one stretching Lanark player, fortunately summer signing Ryan O'Donnell was on hand at the back post to tuck the ball away and level the score.
It wasn't to last long though, minutes later Lesmahagow won a corner, the ball managed to find it's way right to the back post evading everyone where it was headed home.
Lanark mounted some late pressure and had a good few chances towards the end of the match, the closest they came to an equaliser were in the form of two great efforts seconds apart from the lively Nicky Millar, both were well saved by ex-Yowe Derek Barnes in the 'Gow goal.
Full Time - Lanark 1-2 Lesmahagow
Lanark United have organized a race night for Saturday 23rd August at Greenhills Community Centre, 14 Greenhills Square, East Kilbride, G75 8TT from 19:30 - Midnight.
£5 for a ticket
- Buffet Included
- Disco after the racing
- Raffle / Prize Auction (all donations would be highly appreciated)
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