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.
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.
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.