Chances Galore…………but no Glory

Steve Brown

Another Monday evening at Park Avenue with United still searching for their 2nd win playing Endeavour Hills. United lined up with McCulloch in goal, Gulec, Gough, Attwood and Whan in defence, Moore, Sciola, Shaw & Jenkins in midfield and Brown & Boyte up front with Lamb and Sims on the bench.

Unfortunately for United the same story that’s been happening all season played out again by conceding a very soft goal early in the match with indecision in the defence allowing the striker to tap home from a very acute angle.

Chances were created at the other end with a Boyte shot deflected over bar and then long range efforts from Jenkins, Sciola & Sims failing to trouble the keeper.  Another ball played into the box just missed Sciola who was on his own at the back post.

The only other scare for United in the first half resulted in a mad goalmouth scramble where the ball pinged all over the box for 30 seconds before being gratefully hoofed over the half way line without the goal being breached again resulting in a half time score of 1-0 down but United definitely in the game.

The 2nd Half saw United taking the game right to the opposition and the attacks flowed right from start with a succession of 3 corners which caused panic but United were unable to get clean shot on target.

Against the run of play another 2 soft goals were conceded which knocked the wind out of United’s sails, however they persevered and continued to attack with Brown heading over an open goal after Jenkins floated the ball in from the keepers poor clearance and then Moore played in a beautiful cross perfectly to Sciola whose powerful downward header was just the wrong side of the post.

And then, another defensive mix up saw a 4th goal conceded but a late consolation came from Sciola which was just reward for all of his running.

Another disappointing night at the office ending with a 4-1 loss.

MMM The pinball action in the Utd box just before half time
MMM Muppet Moment – the 2 soft goals in the 2nd half which killed our chances
BMW BoP Mario Sciola for his endless running and getting himself into goal scoring positions, finally being rewarded at the end.

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