Town reserves took on AFC Silverwood in Craigavon and threw away a great chance for three points. It was a game where the service to strikers dictated who the winner would be with both front lines looking dangerous. Winters threatened first for Town showing off his pace but unable to get his shot away.
The deadlock was broken when Matt Irvine flicked on a long throw to Jamie Boyce who rolled the defender and fired home a great finish. The second came soon after when an AFC defender handled in the area and Matt Irvine stepped up smash home the penalty.
It was not all one way traffic though as AFC threatened with their quick, direct counter attacks. Just before half time Adam Craig pulled off a wonder save to tip a free kick onto the bar. Half time saw Town go in two goals up.
As was expected AFC came out in the second half determined to get back into the game. They pulled one back early in the half and this set the tone for the pattern of the second half. Town were camped in their own half and couldn’t get the supply going to their own strikers. AFC kept up the pressure and scored two late goals when balls in behind the defence saw chances converted.
Lack of consistency in performance has been the story of the season so far, big effort needed at training to get us to the level we need to be at.
Team: Craig, Devlin, Carson (c), Freeburn, Bunting, Trainor, James McNally, Wing, Boyce, Irvine, Winters
Subs: McBride (Wing), Evans (Winters), McIvor