Missed first half chances come back to bite young Swifts
The boys were looking to finish their final match of 2018 with a home game against Letham Sky Blues and a win. The boys started very brightly and missed a a great chance in the first minute. This set the tone for the half as the boys, playing some good football, passed up a number of good chances with one hitting the bar and a few more just wide.Whilst the play was good you were left wondering if we would regret these missed opportunities
HT Jeanfield Swifts 0 Letham Sky Blues 0
The second half started and immediately our misses come back to haunt us as Letham took the lead albeit fortuitously with an unlucky deflection. The boys though played their way back into it and equalised when a corner was met by Sonny with a lovely header. This was short lived as Sky Blues took the lead with a shot from distance when we didn't clear our lines properly. With the Sky Blues now sensing their opportunity they scored again and looked to have made the game safe with an over the top breakaway goal as we pushed further up the pitch. Despite this we still again missed a couple of good chances and when Callum slotted home a penalty late to make it 2-4 we wondered what might have been.
FT Jeanfield Swifts 2 Letham Sky Blues 4
This was a far better performance than last week so well done boys for that but this match was a classic example of what happens when you don't take your chances. Played well but need the hit the pokey when the opportunity arises.
Man of the Match was Thomas aka "Mr Consistency". Another strong performance in defence as we've come to expect. Well done Thomas
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