Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Brigg Town CIC 3 Wyberton 2Wyberton boss Joe Greswell was left questioning the amount of added time as Lincs League leaders Brigg Town CIC clinched victory with the final touch of the game.The Colts, who had Scott Dawson sent off, had led through Grant Butler and Elliot Pogson, only for the hosts to stage a comeback.“We had a deep throw in their half,” Greswell said.“I asked the ref how long was left and he said one minute. We protected the ball in their corner for about 90 seconds. “They scored three minutes after the ref told me one.“I felt he should have blown when the Brigg player won the ball back. That’s just my take on it.”Both teams created early chances but it was the hosts who opened the scoring.A long ball across field from the left found its way to the Zebras winger, whose blocked shot found its way to an oncoming teammate who fired home.It stayed that way until half time but Wyberton … [Read more...] about Greswell questions added time as Wyberton beaten by last kick of the game
Keepers of the game
Ireland have what it takes to reach World Cup final, says 'best keeper in the game' Ayeisha BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ulster goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran was the heroine of the hour in London last night as Ireland's women sensationally booked their place in the semi-finals of a hockey World Cup for the first time in the history of the sport. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/hockey/ireland-have-what-it-takes-to-reach-world-cup-final-says-best-keeper-in-the-game-ayeisha-37180168.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37180638.ece/118fe/AUTOCROP/h342/ext_ireland.jpg Email Ulster goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran was the heroine of the hour in London last night as Ireland's women sensationally booked their place in the semi-finals of a hockey World Cup for the first time in the history of the sport. The 22-year-old from Larne made three brilliant saves in a dramatic penalty shoot-out as Ireland defeated India 3-1 in the quarter-final after the teams had played out a … [Read more...] about Ireland have what it takes to reach World Cup final, says ‘best keeper in the game’ Ayeisha
Spinner Adil Rashid’s recall to the England side for the first Test at Edgbaston against number-one-ranked nation India has certainly stirred up a hornets’ nest. Rashid is making his first Test appearance in almost two years despite not having played any form of red-ball cricket since last September, and in the wake of the news he signed a new contract with Yorkshire in February to play only white-ball cricket. For the uninitiated ‘red-ball cricket’ is the traditional version of the game, still played in whites, whilst ‘white-ball’ represents a shortened version of the game, that with various competitions around the globe is financially lucrative for the top players. Is it really in the spirit of the game that while Rashid won’t play county cricket for Yorkshire he will still turn out over five days for England? As many have said, including former England legends Michael Vaughan and Darren Gough, it certainly is a kick in the teeth for both … [Read more...] about Ian Hart: Is Adil Rashid’s England Test selection in the spirit of the game?
Hector Cuper, the Egypt coach, has dismissed suggestions that Mohamed Salah is on the verge of quitting international football. The Liverpool forward is reportedly unhappy with the Egyptian football federation at being used for political ends, including being pictured with controversial Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a man accused of human-rights violations. Egypt have been based in the Chechen capital Grozny, with Kadyrov making Salah an honorary citizen of the Russian republic. A miserable tournament for Cuper’s team ended with a surprise 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in Volgograd, a third successive defeat which left them pointless and bottom of Group A. Speaking about Salah potentially quitting the national team, Cuper said: “I don’t think so, I don’t think so. I don’t think it’s true because all of those who are here – and those who couldn’t come – really, really support and appreciate the opportunity of playing for the national … [Read more...] about Egypt finish bottom of group after World Cup’s oldest player saves a penalty but Saudi Arabia strike with last kick of the game
Keith Dalton scored an unusual 89th minute goal to bring his side back within one after Galway had earlier taken a 2-0 lead. The strange sequence of events began when Cabinteely's Eoin Stokes slid in on Galway goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan as the keeper went to pick up the ball. Ryan placed the ball down as he protested with the referee over the nature of Stokes's challenge, and then picked the ball up again. Cabinteely's Luke Clucas quickly recognised that picking up the ball a second time was punishable by an indirect free-kick, and the midfielder rushed over to take the ball from Ryan, passing across the area to teammate Keith Dalton, who tapped the ball in to an empty net. Despite the protestations of goalkeeper Ryan and the rest of the Galway United team, referee Jason Mannix was satisfied that Ryan had indeed picked the ball up twice and awarded the goal. Galway managed to survive Cabinteely's late fightback and ran out 2-1 winners, securing a vital three points as the Tribesmen … [Read more...] about Watch: Galway keeper gives away farcical goal in apparent confusion over laws of the game