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Sat 26
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Glenfield United
T Kanyangarara (70')
Ellistown Fc v Glenfield United

Ellistown Fc v Glenfield United

By Andrew Grout
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Spirited Town performance not enough on the day

A spirited 2nd half performance from Town could not drag themselves back into the match as the damage was done in the first half against table toppers Glenfield United.

With 6 changes from the previous game v Friar Lane, it was yet again a case of new players bedding into the team and against a clinical Glenfield side that was not easy.

For the first 15 mins, it was an even game but our ability to shoot ourselves in the foot just won't go away, as Glenfield took the lead on 18 mins through poor defending at a corner, leaving Hashim Balsat to score with a simple header.

EFC 0-1 GU 18 mins

8 minutes later it was 2-0 as we lost the ball in midfield and Glenfield cut-us open for Sam Collins to run through and score.

EFC 0-2 GU 26 mins

Here we go again as you sensed a 5 or 6 goal defeat was on the cards but credit to the lads, they kept at it and contained Glenfield while themselves looked dangerous on the break with debutant Marley Spencer causing havoc on the wing.

Therefore, it was disappointing to concede a soft penalty on the stroke of half-time that Maddison Murrell scored to make it.

EFC 0-3 GU 45 mins and HT

It was a determined town side that kicked-off the 2nd half as you sensed Glenfield were happy to sit on their 3-goal lead and that resulted in more possession for the home side and with manager Nick Green shuffling this pack and it was one of those subs, debutant number 2, Labib Bashir who impressed with his direct running that was causing Glenfield problems.

We got back into the game that our play deserved on 70 mins when Tanataswa Kanyangara poked home from close range.

EFC 1-3 GU 70 mins

Could Town get a 2nd and make the final quarter of the game interesting, we thought so on 75 mins when a brilliant finish by Farran Pope burst the net, but the ref had other ideas and disallowed the goal for handball.

That in effect killed the game as Town kept on prompting and Glenfield had chances on the break to add to their 3 goals.

The final whistle went with both teams happy, town because of their 2nd half performance and Glenfield for a professional performance that took them to the top of the league.



Against lesser teams, towns performance would have resulted in a comfortable 3 points, so we are moving in the right direction.

As the league position confirms, Glenfield are the best team in the league and we gave them a game.

We now have 2 weeks to our next game on Saturday 3rd December v Highfield Rangers and during this time, Nick and his management team will be fine tuning the squad to ensure we are in tip top condition for that game.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 26, Nov 2022






Everards Brewery Premier Division

League position

Glenfield United
Marley Spencer

Star Player

Marley Spencer