Half time reshuffle fails to lift Carradale at Gourock

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Bellaire 4

Carradale  3

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Carradale travelled to Gourock to take on a new look Bellaire side who recently amalgamated with Broomhill AFC from Greenock.

The recent match started in very blustry conditions which made it difficult for both sides.

With no recognised goal keeper, it was Dean McCallum who had to step in and play in the ‘Dale goal.

The first chance of the game fell to the Kintyre side. After 8 mins Daniel Docherty’s 20 yard shot struck the upright but the same player did open the scoring couple of mins later.

The McFadyens Transport sposored side gained a freekick 25 yards from goal and Docherty fired and unstpable shot high into the roof of the net.

Unfortnately the visitors lead only lasted two mins. The Kintye side’s defence moved out to leave two of the home team’s strikers in a offside position but no whistle blew as their number nine slipped the ball passed McCallum for the equaliser.

The home side upped their game after their good fortune and created a couple of good chances and they took the lead in the 26th min when a ball over the top put their striker through on goal and he made it a brace as he tucked away into McCallum’s left hand corner.

Carradale had a great chance to draw level in the 40th min when they were awarded a penalty because of a hand ball.

The usually reliable Docherty failed to hit the target from the spot kick.

Two mins from the break Bellaire scored ther 3rd, it came from a cross on the left that found their unmarked number seven in the six yard box and he passed the ball into the net

The visitors shuffled the pack at half time.

Ewan McIlroy going in goals, Docherty moving into central defence, Mc Phail and McBrayne into central midfield and David Johnstone moved up front.

This paid off in the 51st minute with McBrayne’s precise pass to Johnstone. He took one touch before belting the ball into the net from 16yds.

The visitors produced their best spell of the match pushing for a goal to try and draw level, unfortunately it never came and it was the home side that scored in the 68th min.

A break away down the right wing put a cross in and their number 10 got in between the central defender and goal keeper to slide the ball home.

The Kintyre side pulled it back to 4-3 in the 71st min.

Johnny McCormck pick-pocketed the centre half and hit a delicate chip over the goal keeper into the net.

There was no further scoring and the Greenock  side took all three points.

For the umpteenth time this season Carradale was the stronger team in the 2nd half, but to pick up more points they will have to stop giving teams goals at the start.

Man of the match was John Williams. Carradale’s next fixture is an away league game against Boswell on Saturday.

Daniel Docherty in action in September. NO_c38carradale02_daniel docherty