Saturday 21 August
United defeat Downshire
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League action finally returned to The Millbridge with United hosting Downshire YM in what was dubbed in some quarters as â€˜Derby Dayâ€™
Continue reading Match Report: B United 2 – 1 Downshire YM
The season continues with three remaining fixtures with the Swifts playing at home on Tuesday 7th May against Saintfield United 2nds who they drew 2-2 with last Saturday and on Thursday 9th May against Groomsport 2nds. The Albion have a yet to be arranged league game away to Saintfield AYC 2nds.
The Albion entertained Maghera 2ndsÂ at Kilmore last Saturday losing 3-2. They went 2-0 down and then staged a superb fight back with two goals from Albion hot shot Alan Massey but they succumbed to a late winner.
United entertained League leaders and champions elect Immaculata in the last game of the season and despite putting up a good performance they were defeated 1-0.
On Saturday 11th May the annual Cup Final Barbecue and Fun Match will take place at the Millbridge. Full details and timings will be available at the club house during the week.
United entertained local rivals Saintfield United in this league game at Millbridge.
The two sides had met almost a month ago with United winning by a clear margin at Saintfield however in this reverse fixture things were not made so easy with the visitors in much more resilient mood.
Saintfield United’s excellent win last weekÂ against Division 1A side Barn United meant that they were coming off the back of a good result.
It was United who were in the ascendency in the early stages of this game scoring in the 25th minute through Ross Hayes and also hitting both the cross bar and post. Stuart McMullan had a goal ruled out for offside however few in the ground agreed with the referees decision.
In the second half Saintfield were a far better proposition and restrictedÂ United’s scoring opportunities to a couple of long range efforts.
United’s inability to get a second goal which would likely have killed the game came back to haunt them when with ten minutes to go Ross Hayes had the misfortune of tunring the ball into his own net for Saintfeild’s equaliser.
United will have been disappointed that they did not play better and would have hoped to have taken all three points particularly at home howeverÂ they have managed to remain unbeaten for aÂ number of weeks and will hope to take this good fortune into their next matchÂ away to Ballywalter Recreation.