Report of Friday's game for Linfield Rangers

Posted : 23rd October 2017 at 14:34:04

Ards 2 Linfield 1

A very young Linfield team took on league leaders Ards at a wind and rain swept Seaview on Friday evening.

In a very scrappy game, it was Ards who took the initiative early on and eventually took the lead on 22 minutes when Linfield failed to pick up at a corner. One minute later, the game's outstanding player Callum McVeigh rattled the Ards upright after a fine run and shot had the home team’s keeper beat all ends up.

Linfield started the second half with slightly more urgency in their play but had to wait until the 63rd minute when that man McVeigh again unleashed a venomous drive from all of 25 yards which gave the home keeper no chance. With the clock ticking down, the inexperienced Linfield side gave away a needless free kick within shooting distance and the Ards player duly obliged, curling the ball home to give Ards the spoils.

Team : Pengelly Neilly, Bailie, Turk, Green, Weatherup, McVeigh, Gemmill Shevlin, Long and Hylands Subs : Gilmour, Elliot and Rea

Next Game : Youth Cup v Aquinas at Rathmore School on Saturday - 1.30pm kick off

Bryan McCarroll

Linfield Rangers coach
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