Brown sees yellow, twice

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Brown sees yellow, twice

After a two week break, Douglas headed into game three of the season against a very good Innisfail side looking to move on from the defeat they suffered to Edge Hill.
Early on both teams were seemingly hesitant to take control of the game and not many chances fell the way of either team, but as the first half went on it was Douglas who carved open a few opportunities with some very sound wing play by Jason Fox who had a very impressive debut for Douglas.
Unable to take advantage of the chances that fell to the players it remained 0-0 until late on in the first half when a great through ball by Darren Case gave Daniel Houghton the chance to deliver a decent cross. And that he did, but it was an own goal from an Innisfail player that made it 1-0 to Douglas.
Coming in at the half 1-0 up, Douglas had the right to feel they had what they deserved but knew they were still involved in a very tight game that could swing either way.

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After the restart it seemed to be Innisfail who would spend most of the half applying the pressure trying to find a weakness in the Douglas backline. However, the defence was trying its hardest to keep the game at 1-0.
Half way into the second half Innisfail got a free kick on the edge of the box. It was delivered with great accuracy and found a decent finish about six yards out to tie the game at 1-1.
After that equaliser the game seem to be carried by momentum in the favour of Innisfail who created a few more chances. The game became an uphill struggle for Douglas after captain on the night Eugene Brown was shown a second yellow for an ill-timed tackle.

So, with ten minutes left on the clock Douglas feared they may be holding on for the point instead of pushing for the win.
But that was not to be the case as the last couple chances of the game feel to Douglas players who did not have that tiny bit of luck they needed to convert the chances and win the game.

With the game ending at 1-1 a feeling of contentedness was evident from both teams. After a very tough game to both leave with something was probably a fair and just result.
As for the "Paddy's Irish Bar" Man Of The Match Award, one name was on the lips of many people and that name was Ben Syrett who was a strong presence on the night for Douglas.
Douglas now head to Atherton for Game 4 of the season.