This was a game of two halves. We should have been out of sight by half time, spurning 3 good chances inside the first 2 minutes alone.
Goals by Ronan and the returning Shug saw us go in 2 up at half time, largely restricting Carluke to long range shots that Gareth dealt with comfortably.
We stopped playing 2nd half after DD missed another great chance to put us 3 up. Heroics from Gareth kept us in it before and after we conceded in the 72nd minute. Lost count of the number of saves and blocks he made. Unquestionably the Man of the Match on Saturday.
We may have played poorly but it was great to grind out yet another great result which is not something Lanark have been renowned for over the 10 years I have been watching them. This is a quality needed if we are to have any success.
Well done to all involved. Onwards and upwards.
|Posted by Yowe6 on March 16, 2017 at 6:00 AM||comments (1)|
League duty continues at the Ashfield "Peugot" Stadium with a 2pm kick off.
Our unbeaten run has come to an end but better to be in the WoS than the league as promotion is the target.
Weakend side yesterday with no Ronan and Cammy subbed at HT as a precaution. Young debutant - Dale(?) on the left but didn't have any impact.
Alan Christie continued to show his versatility playing up front and caused quite a few problems. DD was superb yesterday and scored an excellent equaliser courtesy of a precision pass from Kieran.
Gareth continued his good form keeping us in the game with important saves and blocks. A very physical keeper. Young Martin Smith did not look out of place at left back, making his 2nd appearance, wearing proper boots - good lad!
Hate watching games at Gartcairn. Another reason to get promoted. Big one is next weekend.
|Posted by Yowe6 on February 23, 2017 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
League duty continues on Saturday with a 2pm kick off at THE 'PEUGEOT' ASHFIELD STADIUM
Our scoring debutant sub should be revealed.
Who he and where from?
Went behind early on on a terrible surface when DC took a swing, missed the ball and connected with the player to concede a penalty. That is when the time wasting started.
We were the better team throughout but didnt equalise until the 79th minute with a bullet header by our debutant "Shug". He then coaxed a super save out of their keeper before young Ronan scored an excellent 2nd on 82 mins. Exquisite first touch and then chip, which I wasn't convinced was entirely over the line.
Cameron Lawson then made all 3 points secure with a signature rocket free kick on 92 minutes.
EK were a right shower of middens today. DD roughed up big time. Rohan kicked off the ball which should have resulted in red . Their number 8 spent last 10 and post final whistle in a state wanting a piece of DD.
Best run of results I have ever experienced in my 10 years following Lanark. 3 points off 2nd place. Players like Sean, Alan Christie and Ronan have been extremely versatile this season, which has helped the cause massively but can't be easy for them personally.
6 games to go. Promotion very much in our hands.
|Posted by Yowe6 on February 17, 2017 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
League duty continues at Showpark, East Kilbride with a 2pm kick off.
An excellent 2-5 win at Dunipace in the West of Scotland with only 11 men, including Mr Brogan's 15 year old grandson who had an excellent debut at left back.
Well deserved victory, including 4 goals from Sean Gallagher and another from Alan Christie.
0-2 up after 12 minutes. Gareth Halford saved the penalty he gave away shortly thereafter but we were pegged back to 2-2 by half time. Their keeper had 2 excellent saves just before the break. We then missed 4 decent chances early in the 2nd half before taking the lead once again.
Our 3rd penalty was a joke, Ronan being fouled well outside the box. Wasn't close!
Our unbeaten run continues which we take into a critical away game at EK.
|Posted by Yowe6 on February 4, 2017 at 12:50 PM||comments (2)|
Despite losing a goal in the second minute Lanark went on to dominate the game and played some nice football to boot. At last we managed to score a penalty for our opener via Paul Burns.