Auf Wiedersehen to Renwick’s Recovery

2 Mar

Sorry for the lateness of this match report. Renwick FC has been busy researching libel law. Photos will be added soon.

Bayer Neverlusen lived up to their name in this week’s Belfast Superleague encounter as Renwick suffered their seventh defeat by a one goal margin this season. The tall Aryan team created few chances at the Ozone leaving their opponents deeply disappointed with the 2-1 loss. Renwick may have been missing Cromie Joel and Gareth Smith but the side was strengthened by the return of four other regular players; Luke Campbell, Chris Carson, Robert McCaughan and Richard McKelvey.

After some evenly balanced opening exchanges Renwick began to dominate the proceedings. A strong midfield of Aicken, P10, Gavwell and Michael combined well and provided a good supply for the Donegal partnership upfront. This pattern was interupted as as Neverlusen hoofed a long diagonal ball, the striker beat the keeper to it and looped a header into the back of the net. Renwick continued to dominate the play and Cromie Robert had a penalty appeal turned down. Moments later, Cromie found himself played through again and this time finished beautifully but sadly this was the afternoon’s last act of Renwick composure in front of goal. Several chances went begging before Neverlusen won a corner just before half-time. A good delivery found the German captain, who had escaped McCullough’s marking and buried the header giving Campbell in nets no chance.

Renwick made a couple of changes at half time but continued their dominance after the break. Shortly after the 50 minute mark Gavin McCaughan took to the field and aged only 17 and 111 days became Renwick’s youngest ever player by 83 days (Philip Aicken had previously held the record). Neverlusen were camped in their own half and Renwick had several chances denied only by the woodwork and a full-stretch save from a shot by Andrew Peoples. Luke Campbell produced a good save to keep his side in it from Bayer’s only noteworthy attack of the half.

MoM: Andrew McKelvey – A determined performance in the centre of the park.

 

 

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