Windlaw 5 – Tantallon Victoria 2

 

Goals: Devlin (2)

Substitutes: McLean (D.Bonaccorsi)

A game in which… the final score didn’t tell the story of the match particularly well because for 60 minutes Tantallon competed with the home side. In the end though having lost our shape and with the home side having the advantage in numbers of fresh legs available it was Windlaw who took all three points in the League Cup section match. Tantallon had traveled to L’Stade de Barlia with a positive game plan fielding three forwards but it was a good ten minutes before things started to click. An exciting game opened up with the home side taking the lead late on in the first half. Tantallon started brightly second half and soon notched and equaliser through Devlin who had been denied by the keeper in the first half. Windlaw are a well drilled side though and took their chances when the were presented. The visitors were left chasing the game with Devlin scoring a second which may or may not have been offside. I, like an exceptionally poor man’s Arsene Wenger, did not see it. Ryan McLean was introduced during the second half and thought he had scored on his debut only to find it ruled out for a push. There were plenty of positives to take into upcoming games as though we couldn’t get the result we wanted every single player gave 100% for ninety minutes.

Moment to savour… it’s not a word of a lie to say that, at times, we played some of the best passing football we have all season. Gav’s goal celebrations are always worth the entry fee too.

Head in hands moment… It was a tough shift when Windlaw started making subs and we lost our shape. It wasn’t so much a 433, 442 or 451 – more a kind of freeform jazz football experiment at one point. Nice.

Huntly’s Hero’s… He’s got an “S” on his chest and he gets changed in a phonebox – Super Gav was the man. Plaudits for Jai for taking one for the team at fullback and for a great debut between the posts from Paul McNab.

On the sidelines… It looks like Stevie from Airdrie ladies has bought a season book and has started travelling home and away. He turned up on a bike. I am unaware if he’s been tested for banned substances.

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