Matchday 4 Recap: Refusing to Quit

A day filled with adversity saw McGreevy’s Boys fall behind to the struggling Gunners in the early stages of the league tie. After a strong run of play from theGunners, a clever ball over the top a sizzling outside of the boot finish was the wake up call that SIFC needed in order to get into the game. A good spell of possession as the first half wound down culminated in a markedly composed finish from Andrew Woonton, who sided-footed a bouncing ball past the keeper from the penalty spot. It felt like it was all SIFC from there, yet the score line would take a turn for the worse.

Two unanswered Gunners goals slip in against the run of play putting SIFC down 3-1. The boys felt confident, though, and the manager made a tactical change to get more numbers forward to capitalize on the growing amount of possession. It felt it was only a matter of time before SIFC pulled one back and it was only fitting that an in form Super Marco was the one to do it. All momentum on their side, McGreevy’s boys quickly won back possession and Andrew Woonton made a scrappy challenge on a loose ball in the box that eventually squeaked out to the returning Christian Palacios who buried the equalizer.

All said and done it was great to take a point away in the fixture, but the boys will have felt it a bit unfair of a result due to having the run of play most of the game and a potentially missed offsides call on a Gunners goal. We look forward to next week against a mainstay rival Cambridge Arsenal FC. #WeGoAgain2017

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