• Relegation Form

    UCFL Div. 3
    15 May 2013

    Walkinstown Athletic 7 - 0 Terenure FC 3rds



    So the nightmare continues...

    I was back on the sideline for this one but still ruled out of action due to injury. The game had just kicked off when I arrived and there was little of note happening in the early stages. Walkinstown maybe shading it but we were well in the game. The opening goal summed up a lot of our problems this season, a ball into the box, a couple of chances to clear fluffed and it breaks for the striker to score.


    With confidence low expectations of a come back were not high, but for the next twenty minutes or so we played some really good football and created chances to equalise. First Darren Finlay hit the target with a well struck free kick, the keeper fumbled then regathered well. Soon after the Walkinstown keeper made a fantastic save, Colin Kennedy got his head on a great cross and the ball was destined for the top corner but the keeper somehow clawed it away for a corner. From the corner the ball broke to Matt Dean at the back post and he was unlucky to see a well hit shot blocked. The fourth chance of the spell was probably the best of all, Darren Finlay delivered another quality ball from a corner and found Paul Whelan unmarked at the far post, but his firm header was just the wrong side of the post.

    Having weather the storm Walkinstown went up the other end and worked a good move down their left wing, a nice one two opened up the defence and with cover slow coming across the striker finished well. With that our heads went down and the implosion began, we were caught in possession at the back for the third and failed to put any pressure on a breaking ball around the edge of our box as a fourth went in before the break.

    the idea at half time was to go back to basics and try and regain some composure, but minutes in we conceded a soft penalty and it was 5-0. Goal number six was another gift as confusion over a short kick out saw it go straight to a delighted Walkinstown striker and the seventh came with two minutes left on the clock, from a good strike if I recall correctly.

    As a team we have to take collective responsibility. We have some excellent individual players, but we don't function as a unit. There's poor communication in all areas of the field and we don't work hard enough to cover each others mistakes when things are going wrong. AGP on Saturday probably represents our best chance of a win before the season is out, but it will require a sea change in attitude and performance if that's to happen.

    I had the camera with me for the game too and managed to get a few pictures early in the game.

    This article was originally published in blog: Relegation Form started by passinginterest
  • Recent Threads

    Foot.ie

    RTE: Keogh finds sweet spot as Derby knock United out

    Thread Starter: Foot.ie

    Ireland defender Richard Keogh was among the penalty scorers as Derby County won a third-round shootout at Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.

    Last Post By: Foot.ie 25/09/2018, 10:40 PM Go to last post
    Foot.ie

    RTE: Dundalk on verge of title after win over Derry

    Thread Starter: Foot.ie

    Dundalk are on the brink of being crowned 2018 SSE Airtricity League champions after they eventually saw off Derry City at Oriel Park on Tuesday night.

    Last Post By: Foot.ie 25/09/2018, 10:40 PM Go to last post
    Foot.ie

    UEFA: Midweek round-up: United suffer cup shock, Bayern halted

    Thread Starter: Foot.ie

    Phil Jones missed the decisive penalty as Frank Lampard's Derby stunned Manchester United in the League Cup.

    [MORE]

    Last Post By: Foot.ie 25/09/2018, 10:40 PM Go to last post
    Foot.ie

    ET: League Report: Dundalk 3 - 2 Derry City

    Thread Starter: Foot.ie

    League Report: Dundalk 3 - 2 Derry City

    [MORE]

    Last Post By: Foot.ie 25/09/2018, 10:40 PM Go to last post
    Foot.ie

    RTE: Ireland internationals on target in Carabao Cup

    Thread Starter: Foot.ie

    Ireland internationals Cyrus Christie, Callum Robinson and Kevin Long were all on the scoresheet for their respective clubs in the Carabao Cup.

    Last Post By: Foot.ie 25/09/2018, 9:30 PM Go to last post
  • Advertisment