Rattray AFC V Jeanfield Swifts AFC Match report
By Chris Mathews
Swifts salvage a point
Jeanfield travelled to Davie Park expecting another battle after last weeks reverse encounter which seen Jeanfield come out on top.
Both teams didn’t look too great in the first half with neither really troubling the goal keepers. The pitch was very bobbly which also didn’t allow a lot of football. Morrow, the Jeanfield keeper was called upon twice and managed to pull off some routine saves. The young goal tender beaming with confidence this season. Jeanfield also had a few attempts but all went wide or over the bar.
Jeanfield Swifts 0
Jeanfield asked for more at half time as the points are vital for their promotion push.
The second half started off much quicker and within the first 5 minutes both teams came close to opening the scoring. McCleary came closest for his second chance in the game with a heading opportunity but unfortunately it sailed wide of the post. Moments later the Swifts defence made a mistake letting Rattray through 1 v 1. Luckily the striker scuffed it wide.
The game continued to be end to end until the 57th minute when the Swifts defender brought down the Rattray striker in the box for penalty which was converted GOAL 1-0 Rattray
Rattray’s lead was doubled as Jeanfield lost the ball in a dangerous position allowing the striker to go through 1 v 1 and slot under Thomas GOAL 2-0 Rattray
Jeanfield‘ s battle cry was heard and the midfielder maestros T.Young and McCabe salvaged a point. T.Young opened Jeanfield’s scoring on the 81st minute with some quick feet in the box finding space and he chipping it over the keeper GOAL 2-1 Jeanfield.
Jeanfield continued to push for the equaliser and had a few chances, the goal finally came on the 93rd minute when a failed clearance falls to McCabe who volleys into top corner GOAL 2-2 Jeanfield
Jeanfield Swifts 2
Jeanfield were disappointed to drop 2 points but were happy with the battle to save 1. His also meant that our fierce rivals Rattray were unable to beat us this year in the league.
⚽️ T. Young
Man of the Match Morrow for some good saves keeping Jeanfield in the game and giving them a fighting chance for the point