Poor run goes on for the Amateurs as they lose at home to Saintfield

Dromore Amateurs in recent action against Iveagh Utd. Pic: Paul Byrne Photography INBL1513-257PB
Dromore Amateurs in recent action against Iveagh Utd. Pic: Paul Byrne Photography INBL1513-257PB

Saturday saw Dromore entertain Saintfield at home in the league hoping to put the last three defeats behind them, but unfortunately they came out on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat.

The game started with Saintfield winning the toss and playing with a strong wind behind them.

It was route one from the off with the high ball into the Dromore box making life uncomfortable for the Dromore defence.

Early in the game Thompson in the Dromore goals made three great saves but was unable to stop Saintfield taking the lead when a free kick was put into the Dromore box and with the defence unable to get a head on it, the ball bounced over Thompson into the net.

Dromore had a few half chances themselves before Saintfield got their second when a corner wasn’t dealt with leaving the midfielder to hit a clean shot from 18 yards into the corner of the net.

The rest of the half saw both teams even themselves out in the midfield battle.

At halftime the Dromore knew that they needed an early goal to get back into the game.

With the wind behind them in the second half Dromore started to pile the pressure onto the Saintfield back line but they were failing to make any clean chances.

Saintfield were starting to get a few chances of their own due to Dromore pushing for a goal but the Dromore back line were standing steady.

Dromore had a great chance when J.Beattie was put through one on one with the Saintfield goalkeeper but he was unable to make the chance count.

With time running out Dromore made a few changes to try and freshen things up a bit.

Dromore finally got their break through with five minutes remaining when a run through midfield by J.Beattie resulted in him tucking the ball away to make it 2-1.

The last five minutes saw Dromore push for the equaliser but time had run out and it was another defeat.

Afterwards Brownlee commented: “I had stressed to the players the importance of not giving teams a head start against us and expecting us to win the game.

“It’s been frustrating these past weeks because I know the players can do better.”

Dromore Amateurs would like to wish Dromore Amateurs Youth u19’s good luck in their cup final against Glenavon u19’s this Wednesday night at Mourneview Park.

This Saturday Dromore host Holywood at Ferris Park with a 2pm kick off.

Team: N.Thompson, T.Stewart, A . Henderson, A.Compton, G.Rowan, J.Beattie, C.Gililand, W. McMurray, S.Haslem, M.Rowan, C.Mallon, P.Tinsley, D.Brownlee.