Moyola lose at home to the Police
Moyola welcomed the Police to the Mill Meadow on Saturday seeking to avenge the 1-0 defeat at Newforge earlier in the season.
The Police started the game off well and took the lead in the 3rd minute when a corner from the right found the unmarked Marks and he powered his header past the stranded McKibben. The Police nearly doubled there lead in the 11th minute however a free kick from Greener came back of the cross bar. The Police didn’t take long after this to double the advantage as in the 14th minute a long ball from Henry in the visiting goal was missed by the home defence and Arthur lobbed the ball over the advancing McKibben to the make the score 2-0. Moyola had there first chance of the game when a run from Mulholland resulted in him being fouled at the edge of the box, with the resulting free kick from Brown being hit straight at Henry. The last chance of the first half fell to the home side with a free kick from Stewart on the right being caught by Henry in the visiting goal.
The police started the second half off with a goal as in the 48th minute a free kick from Arthur was dropped by McKibben in the home goal and the ball rolled over the line to make the score 3-0. Moyola got a lifeline back into the game in the 55th minute when Murray knocked the ball into an empty net after looking offside. In the 60th minute Murray got his second when he fired past Henry after a throw from the right by Maybin was misplaced by O’Neill. The Police finished the scoring in the 84th minute when Philson in the home defence misplaced his header and the resulting cross was fired past McKibben by Arthur to claim his hatrick.
This was a poor performance from the home team and a game which they created very few chances. Mistakes again proved very costly and also to many players did not perform.
Moyola: McKibben, Lennox, Stewart, McQuillan, Philson, Pattison, Maybin, Crockett, Murray, Brown, Mulholland. Subs: McPeake, Simpson, Kelly
PSNI: Henry, Greener, Holden, O’Neill, McKnight, Brown, Hunter, Millar, Arthur, Marks, Jordon. Subs: Nelson, McWilliams, May, Mackle
Moyola’s next game is on Saturday 3rd April 2010 away to Knockbreda with a 3.00pm kick off.