Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Oman- Muscat Storm holds Barka in entertaining 1-1 draw  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 06/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat Storm hosted Barka on Wednesday night at its Seeb club ground in what turned out to be an entertaining 1-1 draw. 


Storm's manager Lee Ebbutt tried out a new formation aimed at playing a more intense pressing game, and the move worked as his team dominated its opponent for the majority of the first half.


Oli Myhill and Jay Wynter were controlling the midfield. With Luis Miguel setting the pace from the back, Barka was just not able to settle down. Storm often pushed Barka back to the edge of the box and spent most of the opening 30 minutes camped in the Barka half.


Despite all the pressure, chances were few and far between. When Mikey Henderson set up Myhill, who looked clean upfront, it was only the linesman who thwarted the opportunity.


Chris Graham and Steve Vickers were working tirelessly down the flanks, and every time the Barka players broke away and tried to make inroads, they were frustrated by the Storm defence.


In the 35th minute, a harmless ball inside the Storm box took a bobble and bounced straight into the path of a Barka striker, who was five yards out and made no mistake with his attempt on goal.


Barka went 1-0 up against the run of play, but Storm's reaction was swift. Some good play beeen Myhill and Kirk McPherson opened up the Barka defence and Myhill's persistence paid off as he slotted home the equaliser.


The second-half pace dropped as the humidity was beginning to take its toll on the players. It seemed to affect Barka a little less as its players found more space and had more time with the ball.


Both teams played some good football in the second half, but neither was able to score for the second time. The closest Storm went to scoring was when Darren Deschamps set up McPherson, whose shot didn't trouble the Barka keeper.


As the game drew towards a close, Storm's defence remained solid with Ewen Bailey and Neil McCoy clearing everything. With minutes to go, tired legs in the Storm half gave Barka a chance, but Lawrence Baker pulled off a sharp save and Ron Polson cleared the ball away. Storm had one final chance from a corner. The ball bounced into the Barka goal area, but no one was able to capitalise on it.


Ebbutt said after the match, "That was a great game, we really gave Barka no time in the first half. The team responded really well to the change in formation. We need to turn ball possession into chances and be more clinical. The team worked hard tonight and deserved to get something more from this game."



 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 Jun 30 2016 - Tennis: Roger Federer ends Willis' Wimbledon fairytaleMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Marcus Willis'' Wimbledon fairytale came to an end against Roger Federer, but the British qualifier''s 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 defeat couldn''t ruin a day to remember for the new star ...

 Jun 30 2016 -  Tough love: psychology of Argentina's Messi relationshipMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation''s many ...

 Jun 30 2016 -  Cricket: Anil Kumble takes charge with eye on bowlersMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Anil Kumble thinks a year - and 17 Test matches - is enough for India to make its mark on all three formats of cricket. Kumble''s one-year contract as coach of the national ...

 Jun 30 2016 - Golden age Hollywood starlet Olivia de Havilland turns 100Muscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Paris- Screen legend Olivia de Havilland, who turns 100 on Friday, is the last surviving star from "Gone with the Wind" and one of the last great stars of ...

 Jun 30 2016 - Obama to campaign with Clinton, Trump shrinks gapMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Washington- President Barack Obama will campaign with presumptive Democratic White House nominee Hillary Clinton for the first time next Tuesday, as a new poll shows a ...

 Jun 30 2016 - New York's Empire State Building to go dark for TurkeyMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) New York- New York''s famed Empire State Building will go dark on Wednesday in tribute to the 41 people killed and 239 wounded in a suicide attack at Istanbul''s main ...

 Jun 30 2016 -  Brazil has 'total confidence' in Olympics securityMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Rio de Janeiro- Brazil has "total confidence" that it can ensure security for more than half a million tourists and athletes attending the Rio Olympics this August, ...

 Jun 30 2016 -  Eight killed as fire guts pharmacy in IndiaMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Mumbai- Eight people were killed when a fire gutted a pharmacy in India''s financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, police said. One other person was seriously injured in the ...

 Jun 30 2016 -  Engine failure, errors by crew led to deadly Taipei crash: reportMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Taipei - A plane crash in Taiwan that killed 43 people when a passenger jet plunged into a river was caused by engine failure and flight crew errors, a damning final ...

 Jun 30 2016 - NY entrepreneur swapping start-ups for charityMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) New York- After making millions before turning 40, a New York-based entrepreneur is dreaming of transforming charitable giving by bringing his start-up stardust and ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help