Remo (H)

Linda Welshman Cup
Sat 26th Nov - 1:30pm
1-1 (1-3 on pens)
This game started out to be a cagey affair with both teams not taking too many risks but good high pressing from Mark Cochrane and George Fleck saw the latter get on the ball and drive past two defenders to slot the ball neatly in the corner to give the Strollers the lead on the 17th minute.

The first half was very even with both teams being limited to chances from long range and set pieces so Fleck’s strike separated the two at the interval.

Half Time: Strollers 1-0 Remo

Remo started the better in the second half and put the Strollers under more pressure but the back four of Gault, Colville, Shaw and Clarke dealt well with whatever he visitors threw at them but eventually the Newtownabbey men equalised on the 75th minute through a deflected cross that wrong footed keeper Stephen Quigley. giving him no chance. 

Strollers came very close to scoring twice in the last ten minutes through two superbly struck free kicks by Michael Clarke but both were well saved by the Remo goalkeeper.
The final whistle went as the game went to extra time but those 20 minutes saw little chances for either team and the tie headed for penalties which Remo won and sent them in to the next round.
Starting Team: S. Quigley, M. Clarke, A. Shaw, R. Colville, A. Gault, P. Nowak, A. Dubyna, T. Campbell, J. Cupples, G. Fleck, M. Cochrane.