Motherwell 2 – Tantallon 1

Starting 11 vs Motherwell

Goals – Chitimbe

Subs: Jan Lewicki (Devlin), John Neeson (D.Bonaccorsi)

A game in which… Tally made a 70 mile round trip to Wishaw in The Spring Cup (boing) and should have come back with a point, being denied by a goal that shouldn’t have stood. More of that later.

There were rabbits running about the side of the pitch as the match kicked off on Saturday with The Tally coming off the back of a good performance midweek against Premier League opposition. Despite a number of changes it was a competitive and battling performance from the off and suddenly the defence looks consistently solid as we stop wondering what’s offiside and what isn’t and instead concentrate on simply winning the ball when it comes at us. Leban has suddenly hit a vein of form and controlled the back four with Neeson alongside him. Tantallon had chances in the first half but were unable to convert them and good team work saw us go in at half time having played some 135 minutes without conceding a goal. Motherwell took the lead from a set piece midway through the second half and Tantallon replied with less than ten to go. Having changed to 3-5-2 to chase the game with Chitimbe moving into a central midfield role, the Zimbabwean born midfielder chested down the ball in the box at a Tally set piece and lashed the ball into the far corner. It was a well deserved goal for the visitors but we lost the point it should have earned us after Jan Lewicki was pulled down in his own box at yet another set peice, preventing him from clearing a ball which was dispatched into the Tally net by the Motherwell captain.

Moment to savour Fantastic celebrations at our well deserved equaliser. 

Head in hands moment… Embarrassing celebrations at a goal that never should have stood.

PSL Teamsports Heros… Jai Chitimbe was absolutely superb while Paul McNab was a constant thorn in the side of the opposition.

On the sidelines… Funniest moment of the game and possibly the season -

Ref books a Motherwell player -

“What’s your name?

“John Anderson.”

Roddy – “CONTENDER – YOU WILL GO ON MY FIRST WHISTLE”

Cue HUNNERS of laughter.

Talked about Jet for a bit after that…

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