Saturday, March 22, 2008

Glenanne win group

Glenanne progressed to the final of the European Trophy with consummate ease today but the real work was done by Slavia Praha, who came from 2-0 down with 11 minutes on the clock to draw with Kolos Sekvoia and give the Tallaght side a chance of progressing.

Glens took the chance and dominated every aspect of the game against their Swiss opponents. Alan Browne opened the scoring in the 7th minute after a Graham Shaw had been palmed to him by Julian Guizetti.

Stephen Butler doubled the lead soon after with a fine dragflick low to the keeper’s right hand side.

Zurich refused to be moved from their half-court press and the Glenanne backline frequently found themselves firing the ball back and forth but they still had time to add another before the break, Butler choosing to go high with his next dragflick minutes before the break.

The second half gave the management team a chance to rest some key players as victory was already sealed but Graham Shaw still managed to bring his tournament tally to three with a wonderful reverse stick lob from the penalty spot.

Shaw, however, saved the best until last as he cut in from the right hand side, beat two Zurich defenders and slipped the ball past the hapless Guizetti. Gary Shaw, Alan Goulding and Enda Tucker all had chances to extend the lead.

Glens now face the hosts CA Montrouge who maintained their 100% record in the tournament with a 3-2 victory over SV Armenian of Austria .

Glenanne: S Doran, P Fitzpatrick, R Shaw, J Brennan, D Kehoe, Gary Shaw, S Butler , A Browne, E O’Malley, Graham Shaw, J Kane. Subs: E Tucker, D Shaw, J Goulding, A Goulding, C Murphy.

David O'Malley

1 comment:

Titch said...

well done Glens... good luck in the final!