Maclay Football Club

Match Report

Match Report - 20 Sep 2015, Maclay Football Club 2015 lost to Old Belmont


SAME OLD STORY AT BELMONT

Sunday 20th September 2015

Berks & Bucks Sunday Junior Cup at Belmont, Chesham

Old Belmont 3 (2) v Maclay 1 (0)

Scorer: Peter Hay (46 min pen)

Going to Belmont is never easy. The combination of the peculiar, sloping pitch and Belmont’s ever impressive work rate mean that any amateur team would struggle to get a result there. When you add the fact that Ian Ranger was ill, Conor O'Connor was delayed at work and both Salih Hodja and Dan Rennison were fitness doubts then this all combined to make it an even tougher start to Maclay's County Cup campaign.

Maclay actually started this match really well and when Belmont scored a great goal after a long ball down the left wing in the 11th minute it was against the run of play. The match was very even after that but Belmont doubled their lead in the 41st minute when another long ball down the left was met by a header that looped into the far corner of the Maclay net. Belmont had worked hard for their half time lead but Maclay were optimistic that they could improve in the second half.

The half time introduction of Conor O’Connor immediately made Maclay more competitive and PETER HAY slotted home a 46th minute penalty to bring Maclay right back into the game. Hay and Gosling were driving the Maclay team on from midfield at this point while strikers Ben O’Connor and Dean Gavin were both unlucky not to score.

The killer goal came in the 56th minute when Belmont hammered home another great goal after Maclay’s attacks floundered at the other end of the pitch.
Yusef Seodi looked dangerous on the right wing in the closing stages but as so often happens at Belmont the game simply slipped away from the visitors.
Belmont looked stronger than last season and will be a real test for other teams in both cup and league matches.

Squad: S Munro, J O’Connor, B Gosling (capt), S Hauck, B O'Connor, P Hay, S Hodja, A Cowland, C Heath, Y Seodi, D Gavin & C O’Connor, J Rennison (not used), J Rear (not used), P Hanlon (not used) & D Rennison (not used)

MAN OF THE MATCH: CONOR O’CONNOR

Old Belmont 3 - 1 Maclay Football Club 2015 ()

Name Goals Details
1 Calum ALEXANDER  
2 Matt ASHBY  
3 Hasan AYSAL  
4 Paul BACKHOUSE  
5 Henry BEXSON  
6 David BRYAN  
7 Peter BRYAN  
8 Jason BURT  
9 Adam COWLAND  
10 Ant CRITCHFIELD  
11 Stan CRITCHFIELD  
12 Simon DAVIS  
13 Marley DOWSETT  
14 Tom DYKE  
15 Dean GAVIN  
16 Bevan GOSLING  
17 Will GOULDING  
18 Martin HANLON  
19 Patrick HANLON  
20 Josh HART  
21 Sam HAUCK  
22 David HAY  
23 Peter HAY   1
24 Matthew HAYES  
25 Chris HEATH  
26 Saif HIJJAWI  
27 Hus HODJA  
28 Mus HODJA  
29 Salih HODJA  
30 Nat HOLZMANN  
31 Joe KEATING  
32 Calvin LENNOX  
33 James MANNERS  
34 Tony MASELLA  
35 Gordon MASON  
36 Callum MILES  
37 Robin NIVEN  
38 Ben O'CONNOR  
39 Conor O'CONNOR  
40 Jack O'CONNOR  
41 George PARKER  
42 Matt PEARSON  
43 Charlie PHILLIPS  
44 Robert PRUNTY  
45 Ian RANGER  
46 James REAR  
47 Dan RENNISON  
48 Joey RENNISON  
49 Corey RIVERS  
50 Joshua ROBERTS  
51 Ben ROCHFORD  
52 Joe ROCHFORD  
53 Jesse CLARKE  
54 Jack WIGGS  
55 Simon MUNRO  
56 Chris YOUNG  
57 Gordon ALEXANDER  
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