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Lanark united 5 v 0 Lesmahagow JFC (at Dalziel Park)

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WOSFL challenge match Wednesday 14/10/2020

Lanark united 5 v 0 Lesmahagow JFC (at Dalziel Park)


Yet another behind closed doors friendly match last night saw Lanark produce a better display than their last outing versus Forth Wanderers which resulted in a 2-1 defeat.

United started the match well and took the lead early with an excellently worked goal after only three minutes when Jordan Fraser’s good ball set Josh Gracie free on the right he in turn fed Ian Watt and an excellent low finish found the corner of the net for 1-0.

The match was fairly open for a spell after this goal but chances were few until PJ O’Donnell beat the offside trap with his effort being turned away for a corner.

On 15 mins a fantastic ball from Mark Haddow found Marc McGinty and his perfect first touch cushioned the ball in to his path but his parting shot was well saved, this was followed by Fraser picking out Shug Kerr with another good ball but after going wide on the left his final shot was tipped over the bar for a corner that came to nothing.

Lesmahagow were now working themselves in to the match with Jarvie still able to cause the Lanark defence problems with his decent runs and Lanark relying on longer balls that were coming to nothing.

Lanark eventually started to work the shorter quicker passing that had gained them success earlier and with half time approaching Kerr got free on the left before playing the ball in to Arron Neill but his shot was blocked away although Lanark picked up and continued to press, O’Donnell then played a good ball to Watt and after a fantastic take and turn the striker rolled back the years with a perfect shot in to the far coerced of the net for 2-0.


Half time Lanark United 2 v 0 Lesmahagow JFC


The second half started as well for Lanark as the first had as they continued to press Lesmahagow back and another great move saw them take a 3-0 lead after 47 mins when another good ball from David Collins found Kerr on the left and after beating a couple of defenders as he made his way in to the box he changed the direction of play with a back heel in to the path of Watt who fired home from a tight angle for his and Lanark’s third old the match.

Lanark continued to control the match and effectively killed it off in the 53rd minute when Fraser and O’Donnell linked up to set Kerr free on the right and after a decent run he finished with a fine love left foot shot that made it 4-0.

Lesmahagow were struggling to contain Lanark’s runs from defence especially from Gracie who was finding room on the right and producing chances for his team mates but Lanark failed to increase their lead further.

Lesmahagow had a rare chance after 70 mins from a free kick but the effort went well over the bar  without troubling Lachlan Kirkland in the Lanark goal.

The final goal of the game came with ten minutes remaining when Neill linked up with O’Donnell again but after a decent run his shot was well saved but Kerr was first to react and hammered the loose ball home for 5-0.

This proved to be a decent runout for United as they continue to wait on the major decisions to be made that will ultimately shape or not the future that this “Season” holds.