After their last game and victory Corinthians went into this game against a tough St.Michael side full of confidence.
That confidence was very apparent as SK started the game very well. They were playing some excellent football, with Ralph Richardson prominent in most of the good things SK did. St.Michael’s keeper pulled of at least 5 good saves in the first half, as once again SK created, but wasted their chances. St.Michael did have a decent spell in the last 10 minutes of the first half, however, half time came with St.Michael not even troubling the SK keeper once, as the SK back four looked solid and compact, with man of the match Tom Bostock and the impressive Mike Hale both outstanding……………0-0 half time.
It seemed only a matter of time before SK got the reward for their efforts and it appeared their chance had come in the 55th minute when a penalty was awarded to them, however, Richardson blazed it over the bar! St. Michael were now starting to get into the game and on 60 minutes influential SK skipper Rob Leachman hobbled off and 5 minutes later the unfortunate Mick Finn saw red when he cursed out loud after being hit in the face by a flailing St.Michael players arm. This was the turning point as SK lost their central midfield and St.Micheal took advantage…….. 5 minutes later they took the lead. SK continued to look dangerous on the break, even with 10 men, yet they continued to miss guilt edged chances! St.Michael wrapped up the match and the points with the virtually the last kick of the game to win 2-0 a result that even the most ardent St. Michael fan would agree was a little fortunate.
Well played to St.Michael. They are a very hard working team and they have enough quality drizzled amongst them that they will take points off most sides they play against.
SK created enough chances in this game to win and MUST start to take these opportunities. They showed enough positives in this match to help us believe a good run is just around the corner……….fingers crossed it starts next week away against Maple Leaf