Glasgow Irish FC v Sporting Pumas

Glasgow Irish FC v Sporting Pumas
30th October, Scotstoun Stadium. 

GIFC were at home this week aiming to continue an unbeaten start to the league campaign. Recent results giving the squad every confidence of a positive result. 

The game kicked of at a fast pace and Martin Rice tried from distance a couple of times with no luck. 

Irish were wasteful in the final third and a series of corners and free kicks proved fruitless despite our best efforts. 

Sporting were coming into the game and hit the bar after a great effort from their number ten Chesney. 

This spurred the visitors on and they took the lead when from a corner a Sporting player was allowed a free header across goal to pick out his teammate with yet another free header to take the lead. A tad harsh on the Irish but some terrible defending getting all it deserved. 0-1. 

HT 0-1. 

Irish started the second half the better team, beginning to ask questions of the Sporting defence. 

Prolific winger Connor Jack equalised when a poor clearance fell to him on the corner of the 18 yard box and he smashed a right foot volley into the top corner. 1-1. 

The game then took an ugly turn when midfielder Danny Singh was inexplicably red carded after being head butted by a midfield opponent. Both teams reduced to ten men although only one player resorted to violence. 

Glasgow Irish almost took the lead when Martin Rice showed great strength to win a header only to see it come off the far post. 

Sporting then scored the winning goal when poor marking from yet another corner resulted in the ball being smashed high into the net after confusion in the box. 1-2. 

Sporting could have went further ahead but for keeper David Griffin pulling off a remarkable save from a powerful shot from distance which looked in all the way. Keeper Griffin continuing a superb run of form. 

FT 1-2

A sore defeat from the Irish but one we will learn from. The players can feel proud of the recent attitude. 

Man of the match for GIFC was Connor Jack. Closely followed by Cameron Mooney, Paul McAuley, Stephen Cairns and Martin Rice. 

Special mention must also go to the Sporting Pumas defender who took great pleasure in racially abusing one of our players. We hope yourself and your club are proud of such behaviour. 

Shawfield Wednesday v Glasgow Irish FC

Shawfield Wednesday v Glasgow Irish FC

Division 2A

Sunday 16th October 2016

Crownpoint Sports Complex

GIFC took on Shawfield in their third league fixture in an away game this week at Crownpoint looking to keep a fine run of form going. 

The Irish started in a 3-5-2 formation and showed great application from the off. Early chances falling to recent signing Josh Reilly and striker Connor Jack. 

Irish were of the mark on 14 mins when Ross Marshall won a brave header to send Josh Reilly clear and the forward chased the ball right to the last to force the ball over the line to give GIFC a deserved lead. 0-1. 

The Irish were happy to knock the ball around and displayed some superb passing all over the park as they took the wind out of Shawfield. 

HT 0-1. 

Irish started the second half with a 4-4-2 formation and proved far too strong for the home side to cope with. 

Connor Jack scored the second from the penalty spot on 59 mins after Ross Marshall had been hauled down in the box. 0-2. 

Jack then added his second and the Irish third when he finished after some great play from strike partner Josh Reilly. 0-3. 

Vice captain Stephen Cairns then chipped in with a powerful drive from the corner of the 18 yard box on 78 mins with Reilly again providing the assist. 0-4. 

The Irish were superb to watch and went further ahead when John Biggins gathered a lay off from Josh Reilly and smashed the ball home via a slight deflection on 80 mins. 0-5. 

Midfield powerhouse Ross Marshall completed the scoring for GIFC when he tapped home in 88 mins following a superb run and pass from Connor Jack. 0-6. 

The Irish were in fine form today and can feel very proud of themselves in not getting involved with the opposition after some heavy challenges were dished out. 

Man of the match was debutant Josh Reilly followed by Ross Marshall. The entire team can feel equally due the plaudits after this performance however.