Eriskay 5 North Uist United 1
We travelled up with a young team to play Eriskay FC on Tuesday night in a rearranged league fixture. We had a decent first half in a new system for the smaller Eriskay park. Defending well and getting a lot of space out wide. It was quite a stop-start half with both teams having chances but not many clear cut. Eriskay did get the breakthrough from a free kick which took a lucky bounce off the turf right in front of the diving Tom in goals. We finished the half confidently although we were 1-0 down.
In the second we completely fell apart not closing down the ball quickly enough whilst pressing and also not using the ball wisely when we had it. We often played the ball straight out of play under no real pressure as well as choosing the wrong option regularly whilst trying to play the ball forward. Before we knew it we were 5-0 down and the decent first half was completely overshadowed by the lacklustre display in the second. Eriskay did score some nice goals but that is no excuse for the way we collapsed following the second goal! Calum MacDonald did get a consolation goal close to the end with a brilliantly taken free kick on his wrong foot, however it was too late to form any sort of comeback.
MOTM: Ben Shepherd. He had an excellent first half as a sweeper mopping up everything that got near the back line.
Our next game is on Friday night at home v Southend 7pm kick off. Hopefully see a crowd there to cheer us on; and we’ll be sure to put on a better performance.
Many thanks for your support as always
Eriskay 7 North Uist United 0
I’m going to keep this one brief as there aren’t many positives to speak of. We started off slowly in the game which seems to be a common theme at the minute with Eriskay two up in a matter of minutes. We had odd moments of decent play in the first half but Eriskay were dominant and managed to get another two goals before half time making it 0-4 at the break.
We certainly improved slightly second half with a change in system and personnel, however we were still well short of the level that is required. With the score at 0-6 things went from bad to worse when Mark MacInnes was sent off for a last man challenge. Eriskay actually scored from the resulting free kick which completed the rout.
MOTM: Nobody gets the award this week as no one stood out and our good moments were few and far between. An honourable mention for Alexander MacDonald who came on at half time and performed well on the right side of a back three and also Kieran MacIsaac who came on for the last 30 mins and made a good account of himself. The only positive we can take from this game is the youngsters that played and gained some valuable minutes and experience.
Our next game is on Tuesday 7th June Vs Iochdar Saints in the summer cup at 7pm in Paible. Hope to see another good turnout for our last home game for a while.
Many thanks for your valued support