‘A bad day at the office’ for Dromore Amateurs against five star Shorts

Dromore Amateurs in recent action against Mossley. INBL1501-218EB
Dromore Amateurs in recent action against Mossley. INBL1501-218EB

Dromore travelled to Belfast on Saturday to play Shorts in a fixture they were hoping to get something out of, only to be on the wrong end of a five-nil defeat.

The game started in windy conditions and it was Shorts who settled first on a soggy pitch.

Dromore Amateurs v Mossley �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1501-218EB

Dromore Amateurs v Mossley �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1501-218EB

The first chance arrived after 10 minutes when a long ball forced Thompson into an early save.

On 15 minutes an aerial collision resulted in a Shorts player being taken off with a bad facial injury. This delay seemed to affect the Dromore players concentration, when on 25 minutes a long ball wasn’t dealt with by the Dromore defence and the Shorts striker cooly rounded Thompson to make it one-nil.

The closest Dromore got to equalising was a long range shot from McMurray and a free kick from J.Beattie which was easily saved.

Shorts got their second goal when good link up play by the Shorts strikers resulted in a fine headed goal leaving Thompson no chance.

The second half started with the Dromore players knowing that an early goal would get them back into it but chances were few and far.

The match was turning into a battle between the Dromore defence and the Shorts frontline with Dromore battling well to keep the score at two-nil.

Midway through the half Shorts got their third when a foul on Tinsley in the Shorts half went unpunished by the referee and Shorts broke up the other end to score their third.

Drmore made two changes bringing on Compton and Lavery for the remaining 20 minutes.

Shorts got their fourth in the 45th minute when a wicked deflection looped the ball over the stranded Thompson.

Shorts’ fifth goal was scored in the 48th minute when Dromore had run out of steam.

Afterwards Brownlee commented: “We didn’t do ourselves justice today with our performance, the players couldn’t get started for some reason so I’ll have to put it down to a bad day at the office.”

Dromore would like to wish the Shorts player all the best and hope he has a speedy recovery from his injury.

Team- N.Thompson, T.Martin, A.Henderson, G.Rowan, S.Henderson, W.Mcmurray, J.Beattie, C.Gililand, M.Rowan, P.Tinsley, C.Mallon, A.Compton, B.Lavery, T.Stewart.

As of going to press both Dromore teams were unaware of their forthcoming fixtures.