The 1st team travelled to Dungannon Rovers and left with the feeling that they’d left two points behind. It was a game that Town controlled from start to finished but learnt another harsh lesson about wasted opportunities and how one lapse in concentration can be costly.
Town started the game brilliantly and quickly took the game to Dungannon. Gray, Morrow and Guy were dominating the midfield battle. Full backs Greenaway and Crozier were getting plenty of opportunities to get forward. It was Crozier who was getting the most joy as he was getting up and down the line at every opportunity and created several openings for the front me of Hollis, Hamilton and Greenaway but the Dungannon keeper was in great form.
The second half was much of the same and Town finally got their reward when Crozier slipped the ball back to Clarke who whipped in a fine cross. Matt Hollis met it with a class volley into the top corner to give down the lead. However the old cliche of being vulnerable after you score couldn’t be any more relevant as Town conceded soon after with slack defending from a Dungannon throw in which 3 defenders failed to clear and Dungannon levelled. Town then struggled to create much in the closing stages despite controlling possession and it was Hamilton who went closest but his shot flashed past the post.
Another lesson learned for the improving Town side that chances must be taken at this level.
Next week Town host Broomhedge at the Arena and hope to see as many supporters down as possible to get behind the team.