Missed Chances Cost Reserves

It was a case of missed chances costing Town in the opening game of the season for Lurgan Town Reserves. Neighbours Dollingstown were the visitors to the Arena today and they left again with all 3 points. It was a cagey opening first 10 minutes with both teams creating half chances. The first real chance of the game fell to Town. A foul on the edge of the box was waived on by the ref with the ball falling to Faila. He knocked it out of his feet but fired over the bar and over the ball catcher.

Dollingstown should have taken the lead on 17 minutes but Adam Craig saved well with his feet and then Jay McPolin blocked the second shot. On the 23rd minute Alan Stokes whipped in a fantastic cross but Timmy Millen headed just wide. Woods followed up with another chance down the right but he fired wide. On 26 minutes the deadlock was broken by Dollingstown and three minutes later they had doubled their lead.

The second half was dominated with chance after chance for Town. Woods and Burns both unlucky on 55 minutes and then Niall McBride tow minutes later. Young Peter Millen had a long range effort saved and McBride watched a free kick fizz past the post. On 72nd minute Adam Craig saved well with his feet and this released McBride down the right again. He cut it back for Josh Milne but he fired over the bar. Three minutes later another chance for McBride but another save. One of those days. In the remaining 25 minutes Town had a further five chances to really put the pressure on Dollingstown but could not find that elusive touch in front of goal.

Final Score: Lugan Town Reserves 0-2 Dollingstown Reserves