Greystone Athletic got back to winning ways in this league fixture away to Mid-Annandale.
Greystone started with a fairly familiar line-up with 2 changes – Connor Gibson replacing Milo Bown and Ross Young coming in up front.
The first half was a disjointed affair with Greystone looking to play long balls out of defence too frequently and giving away cheap possession. Mids were passing the ball well but did not seem to getting support up to their lone striker ex Greystone man Ethan Black. It turned out that he didn’t need any support when he opened the scoring albeit from a suspiciously offside position. Greystone started to exert more pressure and the Mids keeper pulled off some fine saves. He was also involved in the most controversial moment of the first half when he appeared to bring down Liam Robertson in the penalty area, it looked to everyone like a penalty and possibly an ordering off, however, the inimitable man in the middle dismissed the penalty claims. Ross Young then equalised with a trademark run beating several defenders and putting away a cool finish.
The half time team talk focussed on keeping discipline and getting back to keeping possession better than we had in the first half, Thomas Wright came on for Connor Gibson with Morgan McQueen having earlier replaced the injured Josh Gilston. The bit about keeping the ball on the deck seemed to sink in but sadly the discipline bit fell on deaf ears and needless bookings were accumulated. Duncan Wright came on for the injured Owen Abraham and soon Greystone took a deserved lead through a beautifully struck free kick from Thomas Wright. Numerous chances were spurned and a nervous last 10 minutes ensued after Morgan McQueen received his marching orders.
This one goes down as a victory but one where Greystone only played to their ability in fits and starts.
Thanks to Kenny and Mids for their hospitality.
|Brodie McKerlie||Yellow Card|
|Callum Williams||Yellow Card|
|Ryan Feely||Yellow Card|
|Owen Abraham||Yellow Card|
|Keir Hunter||Yellow Card|
|Morgan McQueen||Red Card|