Newmachar Utd v Lossiemouth United

Match Reports 22/23

Apr 10

Newmachar Utd 3-1 Lossiemouth Utd

We went into today’s game missing Murray Dawson, Conor Watt & Calum Reid but welcomed back Jack Cowie, Tait Duthie, Stewart Gerrie, Connor Walton & Ryan Whelan.

We started on the front foot and took the game to the away side, putting them under pressure from the kick off.

Our pressure paid off when Liam Mewse drilled the ball low into the net from a corner.

We created a couple more chances without really troubling the away keeper, although Ryan Cormack could have doubled our lead but missed a header from close range after a great cross by Liam Mewse.

The away side then came more into the game and created their own couple of chances and Simon Mitchell was called into action and he plucked a curling shot out the air as it was heading towards the top corner.

The away side drew level about the half hour mark when Simon saved well and parried a shot from the edge of the box but the away forward was quickest to react and slid the ball into the net.

It was a game that was going end to end and played at a good pace but there was no more scoring although Lewis Robertson had a couple of shots saved by the keeper and a couple of headers from Steven Young and Liam Mewse that went over the bar.

HT 1-1

The second half continued in the same vain with both teams having a go at each and we thought we had went back in the lead after a Liam Mewse shot was ruled offside.

The keeper then made a couple of good saves from Stevo Young at the back post and Ryan Whelan.

We took the lead again after Josh Reynolds made a run into the right side of the box with the ball and was bundled over. Ryan Whelan stepped up and placed the ball past the away keeper even though he had guessed the right way.

Shortly afterwards Simon produced a great save from a long range effort heading straight into the top corner but he got his hands to it and pushed it over the bar.

Lossie were then reduced to 10 men after the away midfielder was shown a second yellow for a challenge in the middle of the park.

We were controlling the possession and limiting the away side to long range shots and creating a few chances with the best falling to Stewart Gerrie, a Kyle Munro free kick and a long range Lewis Robertson shot.

We weren’t to be kept out for long and made our man advantage count when Tait Duthie played a ball through for Liam Mewse. The keeper missed the ball as he closed him down and was left with an easy tap in to put us 3-1 up.

Liam had the chance to get his hat trick when he just headed wide from a cross from the right and that was the last of the action we gained another valuable 3 points against a much improved Lossie Utd team.

FT 3-1

NUFC Team – Mitchell, Walton, Robertson, B Dryburgh, Young, Reynolds, Munro, Collins, Mewse, Cormack, Whelan

Subs – Duthie, Baxter, Gerrie, E Dryburgh, Whyte, Wood, Cowie

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

After the cup game a few weeks ago we knew it wasn’t going to be easy. We got a great start with Liam scoring from the corner in the first few minutes but we then missed a lot of chances to put the game to bed early and we end up going in 1 all at half time, but it was a good second half performance and at this stage it’s all about getting the points.

Photos courtesy of Simon Robertson