Glentanar v Newmachar United

Match Reports 22/23

Apr 14

Glentanar 1-4 Newmachar Utd

We travelled to Woodside for our first midweek fixture of the year expecting a tough game and it didn’t disappoint. We stood up to the test and secured another valuable 3 points on a difficult pitch to keep our promotion push on course.
We didn’t have it all our own way though with the home side going ahead on 20 minutes when a mistake at the back let the home forward run into the box and place a shot past Simon Mitchell.
We responded well and eventually squared the game after a driven ball into the box by Lewis Robertson was tapped in by Stevo Young.
HT 1-1
The start of the second half was a bit of a battle with limited football being played on a pitch that made it very hard to play passing football. We started to take control of the game on 70 minutes when Stevo Young cushioned a Conor Watt cross and sub Greg Wood smashed a shot into the net.
Greg was enjoying himself against his former team and shortly after he outmuscled the home defender just inside the home half and played in Liam Mewse who ran into the box and beat the onrushing keeper to put us 3 up.
We extended our lead when the home side were pushing forward and in a 3 v 1 break away Conor Watt had a shot saved by the home keeper with the rebound falling at the feet of Liam Mewse who tapped in to make the score 4-1.
Another satisfying 3 points but our focus now moves onto Saturday where we play Deveronside in the Quarter Final of the Championship Elginshire Cup sponsored by Kings Coaches.

FT 1-4

NUFC Team – Mitchell, Walton, Robertson, B Dryburgh, Young, Gerrie, Munro, Duthie, Mewse, Cormack, Whelan

Subs – Watt, Baxter, Reid, E Dryburgh, Whyte, Wood, Cowie

We caught up with the gaffer after the game to get his thoughts…

It’s another great 3 points. Woodside is a tricky place to go. They make it difficult for you and we got off to the worst possible start but i knew if we could get ahead they’d open up a bit and that’s where the third and fourth goals came from. Greg came on and his size and strength gave us something going forward we were missing. Their Centre backs couldn’t deal with him and he’s been right at the heart of the second and third goals.

Photos courtesy of Simon Robertson