ECB 1 Glenfield Rovers 4 played 27/08/2016 at Bays City Park

A four goal haul by Michael Gwyther was the highlight of the local derby in which Glenfield Rovers showed that you don’t have to have most possession as long as you are clinical in front of goal.

 

Once again Bays were profligate with their chances and paid dearly for it. Having the advantage of a strong wind in the first half, they pressured the Glenfield goal but did little with the chances created.

 

Glenfield’s first foray of any substance came in the fourteenth minute when a Jay Bracken pass found Gwyther who brushed off his defender, rounded Michael Williams who came out to narrow the angle and tucked the ball into an open net.

 

Two minutes later, another long pass found Gwyther, as he bore down on goal, Williams came out to block him but only succeeded in upending him. Gwyther picked himself up and put away the penalty.  Glenfield were 2-0 up from twice getting into the Bays goal area.

 

The half continued with Bays dominating but unable to fashion a credible strike on goal.

 

The second half was more of a midfield tussle, with neither team giving anything away until the last fifteen minutes when Gwyther made another break,  stroking his shot past Williams, notching his hat trick.  The defence was tiring and Gwyther had another couple of chances, these time denied by Williams.

 

As the game moved into the final minutes, Bays finally got a shot on target but Dylan Stansfield’s free kick was saved.

 

Glenfield’s response was a long ball, which Gwyther ran on to and scored his fourth of the match.

 

Into stoppage time, Bays attacking, the ball is handled in the penalty area.

Stansfield’s shot is saved by Keenan Inia, but he is ruled to have moved well before the kick was taken. Stansfield makes no mistake with his second attempt.

 

More drama after the final whistle when Alex Feneridis is given a second yellow card for dissent and then receives a straight red card for abusing the officials.

All is good between both teams in the clubrooms afterwards.

 

Team:  Williams, Kadiya (Damon 46), Carter, Robinson, Kolston, Bresnahan, McKeown, Peat (Archer 78), Barnett, Stansfield, Mobberley (Tiller 71)

 

Goals: Stansfield 93




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