Posted by: stgeorgesfc | November 8, 2010

FA Trophy: L-Ewwel Round

BRMLA_VS Hin: 2.00 pm 

Data: 14 ta Novembru

Post: Centenary Stadium

Skor: 1 – 2

First-half goals from Jack Pallen and Jonathan Briscoe White were enough for St Andrews to see off St George’s and reach the second round of the FA Trophy.

St George’s started well but Pallen put St Andrews in front with a looping shot. Briscoe White added a second few minutes later. Glenn Bonello’s penalty reduced the deficit but St Andrews survived some late pressure from St George’s to seal their progress.

The game took a while to come to life. St Andrews survived an early scare after Darren Ibrahim made an instinctive diving save to deny Dylan Zarb’s stinging shot after 20 minutes.

But St Andrews slowly began to impose themselves on the game and took the lead through Jack Pallen on the half hour mark. The St Andrews skipper Jonathan Briscoe White pushed the ball out from midfield to Pallen who lifted a stunning shot over Ibrahim and into the net.

The goal allowed St Andrew to play with more confidence and they were able to double their lead after 32 minutes.

In fact two minutes later, the two players reversed roles and Briscoe White produced a determined mazy run, exchanged a cheeky one-two with Pallen, before capping a well-taken goal with a fine finish.

St George’s were struggling to make any inroads but enjoyed a spell of possession on the hour. But Amato attempted a solo run into the St George’s area but he rounded off his neat move with a low angled shot that hit the foot of the post and bounced out.

A few moments later, St George’s afternoon took a further turn for the worse when Dylan Zarb was shown red for dissent.

And Glenn Bonello reduced the deficit from the spot to give his side at least the hope of a remarkable comeback. The penalty was given after Jonathan Briscoe White brought down Jonathan Ruiz in the area and was subsequently sent off.

St George’s pressed until the end, but St Andrews held on to reach the second round of the FA Trophy.



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