Silly mistakes cost understrength Dromore Amateurs dear once again

Dromore Amateurs are third bottom of Division 1C. INBL1610-232EB
Dromore Amateurs are third bottom of Division 1C. INBL1610-232EB

Dromore Amateurs hosted Mossley on Saturday in what was always going to be a hard game.

With three players missing and three pulling out on Friday night Dromore were understrength.

However, the local side put in a great performance, but once again silly mistakes cost them dearly.

The game started with Mossley putting Dromore under pressure, but the back line of G.Rowan, T.Martin, A.Mcdonald and W.McMurray held firm.

The first opportunity fell to Dromore with Haslem unable to capitalise when put through by Blennan.

The game was getting scrappy in the middle of the park with neither midfield able to get the ball under control and dictate.

The breakthrough came on 40 minutes when a corner from the right saw Coady spill the cross and Mossley scored with a back heel.

At half time the Dromore players were told that the next goal was important and if they played like the did in the first half then chances would come.

Right from the whistle Mossley piled on the pressure but only for some luck and the cross bar they could have been out of sight.

Dromore’s midfield of G.Flecther, C.Gilliland and D.Blenann were starting to get more on the ball and Dromore went close with C.Gilliland hitting the post and the Mossley goalkeeper pulling off a great save from S.Haslem.

The second goal arrived on 70 minutes when W.McMurray gave away a penalty and the Mossley player tucked it away. Dromore had a few chances in the last 10 minutes but they were unable to get on the score sheet.

Manager Brownlee said: “The performance today was a lot better than last week but again we gave away goals through our own mistakes.”

Next Saturday Dromore Amateurs travel to play Mossley with a 2pm ko.

Team: R.Coady, G.Rowan, W.McMurray, T.Martin, A.Mcdonald, C.Gilliland, G.Flecther, D.Blenann, S.Haslem, M.Rowan, D.Maguire, C.Mallon, D.Brownlee, W.Beggs.