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Brownlee defends lack of timeout: We had good looks, just didn’t convert

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES “They’re a tough team and we’re a tough team, so every game is going to be a 50-50 game. Who wants it more will come out on top. The rest of the games will probably come down to the wire, so we got to finish the game strong,” he said.Brownlee also said that though playing in front of a mammoth crowd inside Philippine Arena will be quite an experience, the Gin Kings need to calm themselves down and play to their potential.“From what I’ve heard, it’s the biggest indoor arena in the world. I’ve never played in anything like that, so it’s definitely going to be exciting for me,” he said. “But we just got to look at it like a same game, go out there and play our best.”Game 5 is on Sunday at the massive Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJustin Brownlee felt that the Ginebra players were justified for not calling a timeout in the last 15 seconds of Game 4 on Friday.“I think we’re in the heat of the moment. We see we had the opportunity where we could score. I thought we had some good looks. We just didn’t knock them down,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT The Gin Kings had five chances to sue for time as coach Tim Cone and LA Tenorio desperately tried to get the attention of of the players on the floor to call a timeout.But with adrenaline running high, the players waved off the instruction and found a cutting Brownlee in the final seconds. However, the reinforcement’s potential game-tying shot fell way short as time expired, handing Meralco the 85-83 victory to even the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals at two games each.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Of course, we’ve wanted to get a timeout and drop a designed play for that type of situation, but I think we got a couple of good looks but we just didn’t convert. They got some good looks as well, but they converted,” he said.With the best-of-seven series now a virtual best-of-three, Brownlee noted that from this point forward, it’s a matter of “who wants it more.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Mercado suffers high-grade ankle sprain after chasedown block Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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December Land Rights Results to be released today

first_imgWe should find out later this morning, if the recent increase in the price of natural gas has sparked any increased oil and gas land rights purchase interest here in Northeast BC.The final calendar year monthly sale was held yesterday, and came on the heels of a disappointing November sale which generated only 20 million dollars in bonus bids.That was a far cry, from the 370 million dollar sale in October which was the year’s biggest and the sixth largest monthly sale on record.- Advertisement -The calendar year bonus bid total is now pegged at 720 million dollars, which is also a far cry from last year’s record total of 2.6 billion.The price of natural gas dipped just slightly yesterday, falling five cents U.S. and finishing at $5.48 per million BTU.last_img read more

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Murray reclaims title at SAP Open

first_img Diamond Games Amelie Mauresmo won enough diamonds to last a lifetime. Kim Clijsters will have to do with golden memories. Mauresmo won a $1.3 million diamond-studded racket trophy Sunday, beating Kim Clijsters 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Diamond Games tournament in Belgium. The victory spoiled Clijsters’ farewell home match before a frenetic crowd of 14,500 at the Sports Palace. The 23-year-old Belgian has said she will retire at the end of the season. Open 13 Gilles Simon of France won his first career title, beating seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6 (3) at the Open 13 in France. Baghdatis, who won the Zagreb Open two weeks ago, was playing in his second straight ATP final. But Simon controlled much the match and the Cypriot missed out on a third career title. Brazil Open Wild-card Guillermo Canas of Argentina won for the first time since returning from a doping ban, upsetting top-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the Brazil Open. Canas didn’t lose any sets at Costa do Sauipe en route to his seventh career title. Sony Ericsson Yaraslova Shvedova of Russia won her first WTA Tour title by stunning top-seeded defending champion Mara Santangelo of Italy 6-4, 6-4 at the Sony Ericsson International in India. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ivo Karlovic presents a challenge unlike any other on the ATP Tour. Standing at 6-foot-10, the ball comes off his racket at odd angles and with such pace that it’s nearly possible to return. For one set, Andy Murray had as much trouble as everyone else did this week returning Karlovic’s serve. Then, Murray finally found a way to neutralize the big weapon and defend his title at the SAP Open. center_img Murray fought back after falling behind a set and a break Sunday to win his second career title, beating Karlovic 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (2) in a thrilling final. “He has the best serve in tennis. There’s no question,” Murray said. “Guys can serve harder or more accurately but you just don’t see a serve coming from that angle. He can hit spots in the court that guys can’t even see. It’s physically impossible for other guys to hit those spots.” last_img read more

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Croatia stand between Mbappe’s France and World Cup glory

first_img0Shares0000Mario Mandzukic (left) and Croatia will try to stop the electric Kylian Mbappe when they face France in the World Cup final © AFP / Gabriel BOUYS, Johannes EISELEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 14 – A month on and 63 games later, the 2018 World Cup reaches its climax on Sunday as a young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann look to win the trophy for the second time when they take on Croatia in Moscow.It is a final very few people could have anticipated four weeks ago, when the competition in Russia was just beginning. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have all gone home. So have the traditional powers of the international game — Germany, Brazil and Argentina.Instead it is a gifted French side with the second-youngest squad at the tournament, embodied by the lightning-quick Mbappe, who face a Croatian team inspired by Luka Modric, arguably the finest midfielder in the world at the moment.Perhaps many neutrals will be disappointed that it has not come down to a clash between two genuine giants of the game, or that there is no South American presence.It is just the second time that none of Brazil, Germany, Italy or Argentina have made the final, after Spain’s win over the Netherlands in 2010.A tournament that will be remembered for the colourful presence of hordes of Latin American supporters has a final between two European sides after the continent exerted its power in the latter stages.But this is still the World Cup final, and for France there is the possibility to join Argentina and Uruguay in winning the trophy for the second time, after 1998.Back then, Didier Deschamps was the captain. Now he is the coach, and he can become just the third man to win the trophy as a player and a manager, after Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.– ‘The game of our lives’ –“A World Cup final, it’s a bit like a boyhood dream coming true,” said midfielder Blaise Matuidi.Antoine Griezmann and France are aiming to make up for the pain of losing the Euro 2016 final © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMON“We are so close to the trophy that we want to touch it. This is the game of our lives.”Beaten on penalties by Italy in the 2006 final, France’s hunger is all the greater after the agony of their defeat as hosts against Portugal in the Euro 2016 final.“It serves a lesson to us, and it means we know what it is to play in a final,” added Matuidi.Half of France’s team is different now, however, with Mbappe having burst onto the scene. His explosive performance in the 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 lit up the competition, but apart from that France have played like a Deschamps side, with the emphasis on defence.Les Bleus laboured through their group, beating Australia and Peru by the odd goal and drawing with Denmark in the only goalless game of the tournament.They have since proved too strong for the Argentines, Uruguay and Belgium, and they are rightly favourites in the final, which is a repeat of the 1998 semi-final.Back then, two Lilian Thuram goals sunk a Croatia team playing in their first World Cup as an independent nation. Twenty years on, this side have written their own history and the nation of just over four million people is the smallest to reach the final since Uruguay in 1950.– Exhausting –After winning all three group games, outclassing Argentina, they have beaten Denmark and Russia on penalties and defeated England in extra-time in the semi-finals.It has been a gruelling, exhausting run for Zlatko Dalic’s team, and they must rouse themselves for one last effort.Can Luka Modric and Croatia rouse themselves for one last effort in Sunday’s final? © AFP / Odd ANDERSEN“We took the difficult path, probably we will be the only team at a World Cup to have played eight games to get to a final if you tally up all the minutes,” admitted Dalic.“It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It has been difficult for us but I am sure we will find the strength and motivation.”The great, cavernous Luzhniki, by a bend in the Moscow River, will be the scene of the drama, but the biggest celebrations will take place on the streets of the winning country.And the Croatians are confident most of the world will be supporting them.“I have this feeling there will be hundreds of millions rooting for us on Sunday,” said Ivan Rakitic.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Five things we’ve learned from the first five Liverpool Premier League games

first_img1 Raheem Sterling – one of the bright spots of a poor start to the season for Liverpool With their talisman leaving for Barca, a host of new players to bed in and a keenly awaited return to the Champions League adding to their fixture list, it looked like a big task for Liverpool to repeat last season’s Premier League heroics.So it is proving, with West Ham giving Liverpool their third league defeat of the season on Saturday. There are some positive signs, however, with key rivals also struggling and the form of certain players giving Liverpool fans reasons for optimism.Here we examine five things we have learned from Liverpool’s first five Premier League games.1. Daniel Sturridge can thrive without SuarezWhen Luis Suarez left for Barcelona over the summer, there were fears that Liverpool would struggle to repeat last season’s goal scoring exploits.  After all, the Uruguayan hit man bagged 31 goals and 12 assists on his way to being named PFA Player of the Year.It would be doing Daniel Sturridge a disservice to down play his role last season, though, and the former Chelsea striker has demonstrated a growing maturity since moving to Anfield in January 2012, netting 32 times in 44 Premier League games.With Suarez suspended for the beginning of the 2013/2014 season, Sturridge hit the winner in Liverpool’s first three Premier League games, before ending the season as the league’s second top scorer on 22 goals.Sturridge started this season in a similar vein of form, scoring a late winner against Southampton and playing a key part in the 3-0 victory away to Spurs.Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that the England man can recover from his thigh injury in time for Liverpool’s derby against Everton next weekend and continue to successfully lead the line.2. Raheem Sterling is showing maturity beyond his yearsDaniel Sturridge isn’t the only young English player capable of stepping up for Liverpool this season.With Raheem Sterling going from strength to strength, it is easy to forget he is only 19 years old.Sterling hit nine league goals last season – including an important strike against City in the 3-2 win at Anfield – before his energetic performances at the World Cup provided a rare positive for England fans.His performances so far this season have been equally encouraging, and he has already bagged three Premier League goals in the first five games.Liverpool certainly missed his pace and flair in the first hour of their defeat against Aston Villa, and despite his age it is apparent that Sterling is key to Liverpool’s success this season.3. Balotelli consistency is keyMario Balotelli arrived at Anfield last month to a mixed response from Liverpool fans.There is no doubt he has the ability to make decisive contributions, scoring the winner for Italy against England in the World Cup this summer, the first in the famous 6-1 rout of United at Old Trafford and contributing an assist to THAT Aguero goal against QPR. However, question marks remain as to his consistency, and Balotelli managed only a single goal in 14 matches for Manchester City in his last season in the Premier League.As an opposition player, Balotelli often struggled at Anfield and he has never demonstrated the work ethic of Luis Suarez, the man he replaces.Getting off the mark against Ludogrets in the Champions League last week was important, and if he can repay the faith of Brendan Rodgers by playing the football he is capable of on a regular basis, forming a lethal partnership with Daniel Sturridge, his £16 million fee should prove money well spent.4. Liverpool aren’t the only top four contenders strugglingBrendan Rodgers would certainly have wanted a better return than six points from five games, but with many of Liverpool’s rivals also struggling it isn’t time to panic yet.Table-toppers Chelsea have made an excellent start to the season and lie seven points ahead of Liverpool, so the Reds are already playing catch up in the title race.Despite huge summer investment, Manchester United have only managed a single win so far and their 5-3 loss away to Leicester leaves them a point behind Liverpool.Having won only two of their first five fixtures Arsenal are currently only three points ahead of Liverpool, while Spurs are within grasp on seven points following their unexpected 1-0 home loss to West Brom.Even champions City haven’t had a straightforward start to their campaign, with a shock defeat at home to Stoke City and draws against Arsenal and Chelsea putting them on eight points – a mere two ahead of Liverpool.While it will be a challenge to drag back this Chelsea side, a Champions League spot certainly looks achievable with so many rivals stuttering.  5. Liverpool’s defence needs to improve – and quicklyOn their way to claiming a second place league finish last season, Liverpool often relied on outscoring the opposition rather than shutting up shop, and despite scoring 101 goals in the Premier League, they conceded 50 – more than any other team in the top five.With ex-vice captain Daniel Agger heading to Brondby over the summer, Mamadou Sakho the subject of fans’ ire after his performance against West Ham United and an ageing and increasingly error prone Kolo Toure in reserve, Liverpool need Martin Skrtel and new signing Dejan Lovren to gel as quickly as possible.Premier League title-winning sides have invariably been built upon solid defences and having lost their top goal scorer of the past three seasons Liverpool can’t rely on their strike force to carry them as much as last season.While Rodgers has always advocated attacking football, at the moment it is his defence that needs attention if his ‘Pool side are to put together some consistent form.What have you learned after watching Liverpool’s first five Premier League games of the season? 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Man United news: How Mourinho’s side could line up in 2017/18 with FOUR signings

first_img Forward: Henrikh Mkhitaryan Centre-back: Victor Lindelof (from Benfica, £31m) 11 11 Right-back: Antonio Valencia Goalkeeper: David De Gea – click the right arrow, above, to see how Man United could line up [in a fluid 4-3-3] next season… Forward: Alvaro Morata (from Real Madrid, £60m) 11 11 Left-back: Luke Shaw Midfield: Ander Herrera 11 11 11 Centre-back: Eric Bailly 11 11 11 If recent transfer rumours are anything to go by, Manchester United fans will not be able to wait for the start of the new Premier League season.Jose Mourinho’s side confirmed the purchase of Swedish centre-back Victor Lindelof, subject to a medical, from Benfica from around £31million and more arrivals are set to follow.READ MORE: Manchester United transfer latest: £130m striker double swoop, Serie A midfielder interest and Fabinho newsMultiple outlets have suggested deals for other stars, such as Fabinho from Monaco, are close to being completed, while they are hoping to fill the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his release was confirmed.They are expected to spend well over £150million, adding to an already expensive and star-studded squad.So how will Mourinho fit them all into a starting XI?talkSPORT has taken a look at the Man United squad with likely signings included and picked a possible strongest starting XI.Click the right arrow, above, to see how Manchester United [in a fluid 4-3-3 formation] could line up with their new additions next season and comment with your thoughts below…READ MORE…Odds to win the Premier League 2017/18 title: Every club ranked from biggest outsiders to favouritesWhen does the Premier League 2017/18 season start and when will fixtures be released? All the information fans need to knowZlatan Ibrahimovic: Striker could be offered short-term deal at Manchester United next season 11 Forward: Andrea Belotti (from Torino, £70m) Midfield: Paul Pogba Midfield: Fabinho (from Monaco, £40m) last_img read more

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CASH-STRAPPED FINN HARPS MUST PAY HUGE FINE

first_imgFinn Harps have failed in their appeal to the FAI Disciplinary Committee after fielding an ineligible player in their scoreless draw with Monaghan United.So they will be fined €2,500 and the game, which was a scoreless draw, will be awarded as a 3-0 win for Monaghan.Harps, who now lose a point from the game, can now appeal by arbitration. The club had played Aaron O’Hagan in the game three weeks ago when he should have been suspended for bookings picked up in the A Championship.Meanwhile defender JP Gallagher has left the club due to work commitments.CASH-STRAPPED FINN HARPS MUST PAY HUGE FINE was last modified: September 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finedfinn harpslast_img read more

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SPORTS NOTICE: LISBON LIONS CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUN MEETING THIS FRIDAY

first_imgSPORTS NOTICE: Members of the Lisbon Lions Letterkenny Celtic Supporters Club aremeeting is in the Tir na Nog bar in Ballymacool this coming Friday the 22nd May at 8pm.All members are asked to attend.Non -members are welcome along too. SPORTS NOTICE: LISBON LIONS CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUN MEETING THIS FRIDAY was last modified: May 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:celtic fcNoticessoccerSportSupporters Club Meetinglast_img read more

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Ulster Senior League: Wins for Cockhill, Bonagee and Fanad

first_imgCockhill Celtic 5 Derry City Reserves 1CHAMPIONS COCKHILL Celtic showed their mettle and muscle all in one go as they defeated Derry City Reserves at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds.Gerard McLaughlin netted a hat-trick for Gavin Cullen’s men who were much too strong for a youthful Derry outfit.Shane McNamee’s peach of an equaliser cancelled out McLaughlin’s opener, but when the Cockhill striker restored the lead within a minute, Cockhill were on their way for a real statement win.Gerry Gill and Paul McDermott also got in on the act with goals on a day when Cockhill really outlined their credentials.After early chances for Ronan Doherty and Mark Moran narrowly missed the target, McLaughlin put them into the lead on 11 minutes, superbly flicking a header beyond Mark McElhinney from Gill’s free-kick.McNamee, younger brother of Derry’s Barry and Finn Harps’ Tony, delightfully leveled it in the 23rd minute, curling the sweetest of strikes to the top corner of the Cockhill net.However, Cockhill hit back instantly and McLaughlin turned home from close range.Conor Keddy, who was to the fore for Cockhill in a dominant display, did well to hold off Jack Blake to carve a chance late in the first half, while Moran rounded McElhinney, but shot into the side-netting.Just before half-time, Cockhill stretched their advantage. Keddy made the goal after getting in behind and cut back for Gill, who showed all his guile to find the bottom corner.Ten minutes into the second half, full-back McDermott converted from a tight angle, after Gill clipped over the crossbar with a teasing free.McLaughlin coolly slotted home his third and Cockhill’s fifth and the hosts might have had more, but McElhinney saved from Gill and sub Daniel Martin Doherty, after a fine solo run, was denied.Late in the game, Keddy’s dipping effort fell a fraction too late and Darren Coyle couldn’t get the necessary conviction on his shot, while Doherty also hit the top of the crossbar.It was a day when, in front of the watching Ollie Horgan, when Cockhill issued a big message to challengers for their title.Cockhill Celtic: Harry Doherty, Paul McDermott, Jason Breslin, Peter Doherty, Oisin McColgan, James Bradley, Conor Keddy, Gerry Gill, Gerard McLaughlin, Mark Moran, Ronan Doherty. Subs: Daniel Martin Doherty for McLaughlin, Ryan Varma for Moran, Darren Coyle for Gill.Derry City Reserves: Mark McElhinney, Adrian Delap, Matt Doherty, Jack Blake, Cristian Castelles, Dean Power, Shane McNamee, Stephen Duffy, Sean Toland, Sean McBride, Cathal Farren. Subs: Reece McDermott for Farren, Max Duffy for Toland, Paul Doherty for M.Doherty.Referee: Vincent McLoughlin. Letterkenny Rovers 0 Bonagee United 1BONAGEE UNITED go joint top of the Ulster Senior League tonight with Cockhill Celtic when getting the better of ten man Letterkenny Rovers 1-0 at Leckview Park on Sunday.Games between the two derby rivals have always been keenly fought encounters and the touchpaper was lit in this one when Peter Moran’s men went ahead on 7 minutes when Francesco Crisci did well to latch onto a Gareth Breslin throughball and he did well before squaring for Aidan McLaughlin who fired past Rory Kelly.Rovers were shocked at such an early concession but came roaring back and created a number of good chances with Steve Okakpo-Emeka twice forcing Gareth Wade into good stops  before Paul McVeigh also saw one cleared off the line on 19 minutes.Eamon McConigleys men thought they had levelled on 21 minutes but saw McVeighs header ruled out for offside rather harshly according to them and that frustration was added too when McVeigh had a gilt edged chance on the half hour mark but he chose to shoot when maybe other options could have yielded better results and that turned out to be a real turning point so early in the game as those frustrations at not taking his chances eventually boiled over and McVeigh saw red for an off-the-ball incident on 35 minutes.That rocked Rovers back and Bonagee went for a second before the break and came close through a Chris Moran free and a McLaughlin header.Rovers came out in the second half rejuvenated and tried to take the game to 11 man Bonagee but chances were at a premium although Ryan Lonergan shot straight at Gareth Wade on 50 minutes while sub David Shovlin also shot straight at Wade after latching onto a throughball from midfield, while Bonagee sub Gavin McBrearty forced a good save form Rory Kelly on 70.With Rovers pushing forward Aidan McLaughlin almost added number two with the best chance of the second period  but Kelly made a good save to deny him what would have been the insurance goal on 83 minutes.A resilient and well organised Bonagee saw out the game comfortably enough and were in no mood to give away any easy chances and they now go joint top with reigning champions Cockhill although Cockhill will go top on their own if they can win at Swilly Rovers next week as Bonagee have a free weekend while Rovers will regroup ahead of a tough trip to play Fanad.Letterkenny Rovers; Rory Kelly, Ryan Lonergan. Chris Flanagan, Ryan Gildea, Declan O’Donnell, Kevin McGrath, Daragh Black, Brian McVeigh. Paul McVeigh, Christy Connaghan, Steve Okakpo-Emeka. Subs: David Shovlin for Lonergan (70), Odhran McMacken for Okakpo-Emeka (72), Paddy Diver for Brian McVeigh (75).Bonagee United: Gareth Wade, Jamie Lynagh, Taylor Russell, Gareth Breslin, Darek Frankowski, Chris moran, Evan McCrory, Aidan McCauley, aidan McLaughlin, Francesco Crisci, Shane O’Doherty Sub: Gavin McBrearty for O’Doherty (70) Referee: Marty McGarrigle.Fanad United 4 Finn Harps Reserves 0 FANAD United secured their first victory of the season when they recorded a 4-0 victory over Finn Harps Reserves at Traigh-a-Loch on Sunday afternoonThe game started even enough with BJ Banda having the first chance of note in the 8th minute but his shot was saved by Shane Graham.However it only took Fanad another minute to open the scoring. After some good work by Killian Gallagher, he laid the ball back to Oisin Langan who’s cross to the back post was met by Davitt Walsh who headed past Gallagher.Banda was continuing to cause the Fanad defence problems and his snap shot in the 13th minute certainly had Fanad worried.Fanad extended their lead on the half hour in somewhat spectacular fashion. Right back Oisin Langan, playing his first game of the season after recovering from an arm injury, showed some great skill to burst through the Harps midfield and, when the ball bounced up to him 25 yards out, he unleashed an unstoppable volley into the top corner of the net.Two minutes later Daire McDaid seen his right footed shot go just wide. Fanad further extended their lead on the stroke of half time when McDaid’s corner was met by Shaun McElwaine who headed home.The start of the second half was a more tepid affair with not many clear chances created by either side.Two minutes in Conor Blaney went on a good run and his cross from the left was met by John McGarvey but his shot was wide of the mark. In the 63rd minute persistence by Keelin McElwaine led to him having a shot but it went just wide.Two minutes later Harps were offered a gilt edged chance to get on the score sheet.When Conor Blaney was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box, referee Marty Quinn pointed to the spot.Banda stepped up to take the spot kick but his effort flew high over the bar. There was little goal mouth action from there on in until the 88th minute when Fanad completed the scoring.After John McGarvey held the ball up well, he played in Eoghan Rafferty who showed some great composure to slot the ball past Gallagher. Best for Fanad were Oisin Langan, Conor Blaney and Shaun McElwaine.Best for Finn Harps were Paul Ferry, James Carolan and BJ BandaFanad United: Shane Graham, Oisin Langan, Conor Blaney, Kieran Gorman, Shaun McElwaine (Garry Gorman 85), Matthew Crossan, Michael Devine (Keelin McElwaine 45), Daire McDaid, John McGarvey, Davitt Walsh, Killian Gallagher(Eoghan Rafferty 75)Finn Harps Reserves: Tiernan Gallagher, Paul Ferry, Peadar Nogan, Ciaran Kelly, Daniel Doran (Shaun Rodgers 63), Keelan McDermott, Luke Nelis, Aaron McCready, James Carolan, BJ Banda, Liam Walsh.Referee: Marty QuinnRESULTSCockhill Celtic 5 Derry City Reserves 1Fanad United 4 Finn Harps Reserves 0Letterkenny Rovers 0 Bonagee United 1 FixturesSunday November 6, 2pmFanad United v Letterkenny RoversSwilly Rovers v Cockhill CelticMonday November 7, 7.30pmFinn Harps Reserves v Derry City ReservesRESCHEDULED GAME The Four Lanterns Ulster Senior League game between Finn Harps Reserves and Derry City Reserves scheduled for Sunday November 6 will now take place on Monday November 7 at Finn Park, kick-off 7.30pm.CUP DRAWThe names of Cockhill Celtic and Bonagee United will be in the pot when the draw for the next round of the FAI Umbro Intermediate Cup is conducted. The draw will be made on Tuesday, November 1, at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown.Ulster Senior League: Wins for Cockhill, Bonagee and Fanad was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ulster Senior Leaguelast_img read more

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SUPL: Tooro bring Express back to earth

first_imgFormer Express FC winger Sserunkuma scored the only goal of the game (Photo by Tooro United Media)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Tooro United 1-0 Express FCBuhinga Stadium, FortportalTuesday, 29-01-2019FORTPORTAL – Tooro United stunned Express FC 1-0 at the Buhinga Stadium in Fortportal on Tuesday afternoon.Former Express winger Simon Sserunkuma scored the only goal of the game, converting from the spot two minutes to time.On a day that Express un-wrapped three of their new signing, nothing seemed to be going their way, striker Eric Kambale was withdrawn in the 28th minute after sustaining an injury, with Tony Odur replacing him.Three minutes after the half hour mark, Red Eagles’ defender Isaac Mutanga was booked to compound the visitors’ frustrating first half.Despite pressure from the home side, the first half ended with the scorers dead-locked at 0-0.Ten minutes into the second half, Tooro made their first substitution with David Ssali replacing Steven Omovia.Express FC decided to hand Brian Umony his debut on 65 minutes, replacing another debutant Ivan Ocholit as Kefa Kisala went all out for a goal.Despite the consistent attacks by Tooro, Wasswa Bbosa’s side could not penetrate the FC defence. They were forced to make another switch, taking off former FC Captain Willy Kavuma and replacing him with Baker Buyala on 73 minutes.Tooro finally got their reward on 88 minutes when Sserunkuma converted a penalty to send the home crowd into a frenzy.As Bbosa’s side saw out the game, they substituted Sserunkuma and sent on Timothy Musinguzi in an act of eating some time off the clock.The result means that Tooro United jump 4 spots into 6th on the log with 23 points from their first 16 games of the season.For Express, they drop into 8th on the table, having accumulated 21 points with 14 rounds to play.The other game played on Tuesday:-Police FC 1-4 Nyamityobora FCWednesday’s Fixtures:-Mbarara City vs KCCA FC-Bul FC vs Maroons FCComments Tags: Express FCSimon SserunkumaStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeagueTooro unitedtoplast_img read more

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