Maclay Football Club

Match Report

Match Report - 04 Oct 2015, Maclay Football Club 2015 lost to Last Post


Sunday 4th October 2015

Chesham Sunday League – League Cup 1st Round at Bellingdon

Last Post 3 (1) v Maclay 2 (0)

Scorer: Peter Hay (52 min pen & 73 min)

Maclay lost this pulsating cup tie to a rightly disputed penalty five minutes from the end. If “That’s football…” was the only answer to Salih Hodja’s “Why?” then the amateur game in England is now following the professional game on the road to Hell.
That being said, this was a great match – fiercely fought by both teams. Maclay’s patched up team contained five players who turned out despite their injuries and they were all magnificent. League Cup holders Last Post certainly knew they had been in a game. The Maclay players were very disappointed with the result but they should recognise that they made everyone involved with the club proud.
The first half was fairly even until Last Post opened the scoring from a free kick in the 39th minute. This was somewhat against the run of play as debutant Brendan Mulchrone and both Hay brothers had come very close to opening the scoring in the first half hour.
Maclay considered themselves unlucky to be a goal down at the break but really came out fighting in the second half and got their reward when a hand ball in the penalty box enabled PETER HAY to level the match in the 52nd minute. Play raged from end to end after that with Maclay’s patched up defence holding firm. In the 73rd minute Man of the Match, PETER HAY powered home a corner to give Maclay the lead but an uncharacteristic Maclay defensive mix up enabled Last Post to equalise two minutes later.
Play was fairly even after that until the late penalty gave holders Last Post the victory.
As in previous weeks, Maclay found that Premier Division teams can play for the full ninety minutes. Last season, Maclay’s 2-1 lead fifteen minutes from the end would have produced a victory – this season nothing can be taken for granted.

MAN OF THE MATCH: PETER HAY


Last Post 3 - 2 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 Brendan MULCHRONE  
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   2 1 pen
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 Lewis KENT  
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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