Ballysillan Swifts II (A)

Sat 20th Aug - 2:00pm
Strollers took a while to get going in Ballysillan this afternoon and fell behind when a mix up at the back allowed a home striker to get through with Dean Adams and finish well with a lob.
Moments later, a Stephen Quigley shot was blocked and fell to Jason Connolly inside the box who’s first time effort was also blocked at the expense of a corner before Swifts cleared.
Ballysillan were the better side in the first half an hour and could’ve been 2-0 ahead but were denied by the post but the visitors got back on level terms when Quigley held the ball up well, spun and fired in to the bottom corner to make it 1-1.
Half Time: Ballysillan Swifts 1-1 Wakehurst Strollers
Strollers came out much stronger in the second period, although fell 2-1 behind just after the hour through a well struck free kick but immediately levelled when David Johnston’s free kick was headed in to his own net by a Swifts defender.
Johnston was unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet when a curling, left footed strike was well saved before good interplay from Adams and Connolly allowed the latter to get free but shot wide when well placed.
Wakehurst then took the lead for the first time in the game following great play between Peter Adams, Charles Allen, John Alexander and Matthew Logan allowed Logan to finish well from 20 yards to give the visitors a 3-2 advantage.
Swifts came back again and levelled at 3-3 from a header from a corner with nine minutes to go.
Both teams went for the victory and Peter Adams got free down the right, cut in to the box and fired across goal for John Alexander to finish at the back post with virtually the last kick of the game to win it 4-3 for Jason Connolly’s side.

Starting Team: D. Adams, M. Logan, R. Colville, C. Allen, J. Connolly, J. Logan, P. Gilchrist, P. Adams, J. Alexander, D. Johnston, S. Quigley.

Subs: O. Gregg, A. Campbell, A. Gault, P. Nowak, M. Clarke.