Sunday, 23 June 2013
Kilchoan v Iona - Match Report
Despite some determined football from Kilchoan's attack, Iona dominated the last fifteen minutes of the half, but any hopes of Kilchoan going into the interval on equal terms were dashed when Iona scored their second. Only several good saves from Justin Cameron prevented Kilchoan from an almost impossible up hill struggle in the second half.
Iona started the second half strongly, but their hopes of moving still further ahead were dashed when Ewan Laurie had his shirt pulled in the Iona box.
A period of frenetic activity followed, with the ball spending much of its time in orbit while some fairly determined tackling happened back on the ground, one notably firm tackle coming from Kilchoan veteran Gus MacLean.
Kilchoan didn't lie down and some good play between Nicki Docherty and Calum MacPhail on the right gave Kilchoan some hope in the dying minutes. The final score, 1-3, was fully justified, as Iona were both stronger in defence and more dangerous in attack. If Kilchoan is to come back from this sort of result, the team needs more controlled and thoughtful movement of the ball into space, and particularly to some talented attackers on the wing.