Back to the Upside Down leagues this Tuesday, where Nathan is making a mockery of the Scottish Premier Division…
Hello everyone and welcome back to the upside down world. In the last update we carried on our strong start in the league and progressed to the Quarter Finals of the CWC. So without further a do let’s crack on.
Steady start as we visit Central Park… to play Cowdenbeath not one of the New York teams. A classic own goal gives us the lead. The keeper comes to flick the ball over the bar but ends up pushing it into his own net. Amoruso shows how it should be done with a towering header to make it 2-0. Benny Thompson makes a lung bursting run from midfield to fire home a low cross to halve the deficit. In the second half Negri sends a wonderful chip over the top for Robbiati to bring down and slot past Williams.
A tough game this one. It’s a war of attrition until the 76th when Bakayoko takes the game by the scruff of the neck and fires home an unstoppable shot. He then takes a corner which Sorenson nods into the floor and into the back of the net.
What more can be said about Marco Negri. Every time he gets the ball you can see the fear oozing out of the East Stirling defenders. His first 2 come from rebounds in the first half. In the second half Bakayoko lays his hattrick on a plate. Sorenson then plays a back pass way too hard and Wright can’t stop it going over the line. A bad foul in the box gives us a penalty and of Negri tucks it away.
Close game this one. Bakayoko opens the scoring after 10 minutes but Ayr go straight up the other end and level the scores thanks to a David Hughes goal. What turns out to be the winner is a beauty. Johansson sees the keeper off his line and from 20 yards out decides to chip him. It hits the back of the net without dropping. Fantastic strike.
Fair play to Clydebank here they played us off the park. McDougall opens the scoring but Bakayoko gets that one back instantly. 5 minutes before half time McDougall’s strike partner Hardie makes it 2-1. just after the half McDougall scores again to make it 3-1. Negri grabs a goal but it’s too little too late.
Conceding late goals has been a real bug bear in this series and we do it again here. We blow Dumbarton away in the first half with 3 quality goals. But in the 87th minute we switch off and allow Wayne Hall to grab a consolation. I know it doesn’t impact the result but it’s so annoying.
It’s a disaster in the FA Cup. I send out the second team and they fail miserably to impress. Fitzy scores straight from kick off but Ayr level the scores before half time. In the second half we don’t turn up at all and Ayr hit us with a quick one two to put us 3-1 down. Gazza and Negri come on and combine to win a penalty which Fitzy scores but we can’t find a 3rd and crash out of the FA Cup.
Much better here. Bakayoko follows in Negri’s blocked shot to open the scoring then the rolls are reversed for our second. Cavaco breaks free and tees up Bakayoko for his 2nd and our 3rd to seal the win.
Another solid performance. Bakayoko opens the scoring by somehow bending his shot in from a tight angle. A corner then causes havoc and after 2 bites at the cherry Laudrup finishes it off. Cavaco then skips through the Queen’s Park defenders before slotting home our third.
That’s it for this update. Let’s check out the rest of the leagues.
Just the one loss in the league so far but we are out of both cups which is unacceptable. The CWC QF awaits. It’s very tight down at the bottom though.
In Division 1 Celtic and Dundee are making a break for the title.
In England Newcastle have opened up a 6 point lead. They would love it if it stayed like that!
Division 1 is fascinating. Arsenal look uncatchable but that 2nd spot is up for grabs.
In Serie B Sampdoria are looking good. Plenty of time for those below to scrap for those automatic spots.
In Serie A Juventus are looking strong. The Milan clubs have a nice cushion as well.
There has been no European games so that it is for this round up. Join me next time as we look to seal the league title and have a good go at the CWC latter stages. Until then it’s Bottom’s Up!