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Honours even between Lochgilphead and Antonine in close encounter

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Lochgilphead Red Star
 vs
Antonine BC
 
 
 
Under 16's DFDA League
 
02 November 2014
 
 
 
Antonine travelled to lochgilphead to take on the defending champions in a vital league game.
 
They came flying out the traps straight from kick off playing their pass and move football that star were struggling to string two passes together.
 
Chris Donaghy fire just wide after some work from Danny Hamilton and Dom Cairney. 
 
An Owen Gallacher corner caused chaos in the Lochgilphead box with Adam Boyles effort being blocked on the line. 
 
Inside the fifth minute a Gallacher corner was volleyed off the bar by Donaghy and Dean Miller forced the rebound home.
 
On the fifteenth minute Danny Hamilton fired an unstoppable drive from forty yards that left the keeper helpless to make it 2-0. 
 
Boyle then came close again as Antonine turned the screw.
 
Lochgilphead then came back into it and Andy Carroll manage to push a twenty yard drive wide to deny them a goal. 
 
With five miuntes to go until half time, Hamilton looked to have been fouled but the referee waved play on and a long ball caught out the Antonine defence and Carroll in goal unfortunately slipped, allowing the Lochgilphead striker to score. 
 
In the last minute of the half Fraser James produced a great goal line clearance to keep the score line at 2-1. 
 
Half Time: Lochgilphead Red Star 1-2 Antonine BC
 
With their tales up Lochgilphead were pushing forward for the equaliser and Carroll produced a couple of great saves.
 
Kelly then had a great block when it looked to be a simple finish for the Lochgilphead striker.
 
With fifteen minutes to go, the Lochgilphead striker fired in a twenty yarder that Carroll parried to the other Lochgilphead striker slotted home the equaliser. 
 
It was now end to end as both teams went in search of the winner.
 
Hamilton had a penalty claim when his free kick hit a Lochgilphead hand in the box, however no penalty was awarded.
 
Another claim came when Steven Maciver in the same move was floored by two Lochgilphead defenders but again nothing given.
 
Carroll had another couple of saves.
 
With five minutes to go, great play with Gallacher passing to Boyle who played in Mark Sweeny saw him force a great save from the star keeper. 
 
Boyle then fired just over after Calum Maxwell played him in, this was to be the last chance of the game. 
 
Missed chances and poor decisions cost Antonine all 3 points, but a great game to watch for all who attended.
 
Full Time: Lochgilphead Red Star 2-2 Antonine BC
 
 
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