The firsts came up against the in-form team in the league for the last game of the Fall and played an excellent first half, probably shading it for possession and attacking opportunities, with Edgar particularly having a good day of it on the right wing. Unfortunately, a poor defensive clearance in the last seconds of the half put us under pressure and the speedy and skilled Lansdowne attackers took full advantage and entered the break with an undeserved lead with the last kick of the half. We continued with a solid display in the second period but Lansdowne were now playing deep and we found it hard to carve out chances, while they often threatened on the break. We started throwing more attacking players as the game drew to a close and the tactic didn’t pay off as we conceded again with minutes remaining. The defeat did not reflect the game play nor our efforts, with our boys matching the league title pretenders throughout.
Team: Ben, Pat O, Robbo, Nick, Matt, Eli, Conor, Mike, Edgar, Riso, Kwesi. Subs: Carlos, Dan C, Ilkka