Match Report By: Steve Dixon
Team Performance Rating: 5 - Poor
Man of The Match: Matty While
Barrow Island completed the league double over Walney on a frustrating Saturday morning for the Walney team.
Walney kicked off and pressured Barrow Island from the start pinning them back for long periods of the first half. Walney created numerous chances which were squandered or well saved by Rob the Barrow Island goalkeeper. Brad Russell had a couple of saves to make in the first half also, the best of which was a reaction sae after the first shot had hit the frame of the goal. Walney also had numerous corners but they couldn't take advantage of their superiority of possesion and they went into half time at 0-0
The second half saw Walney press again but then Barrow Island counter attacked and Liam their striker put them one up. This frustrated Walney and again they pushed and pushed and finally with about 10 minutes to go they got their reward when Matty Tranter smashed the ball into the back of the net. Walney sensed they could now win the game and pushed forward even more but unfortunately this left them very exposed at the back and they were caught with 2 sucker punches on the break as Liam completed his hat-trick for Barrow Island. Walney tried to get back into the game in the final minutes but it wasn't to be and Barrow Island held on for a 3-1 win.
All in all a disappointing morning for the team. The defence struggled for pace with key men missing, the midfielders were caught too high up the pitch and the strikers didn't put their chances away. Plenty of effort but not chanelled correctly. Matty While gets man of the match for being the only midfielder to hold his position.
<< New Text >>