Athletic endured a frustrating afternoon today, being held to a 0-0 draw by a totally defensive Glenury Untied side.

Despite being the home team, Glenury set up with a 5-3-2 formation which, despite having overwhelming superiority of possession, Athletic simply couldn’t find a way past. Even when we did manage to break through, home keeper Fingal Pringle was in excellent form and came to their rescue on two occasions.

Arjen Bogaert blasted his opponents at full-time, saying, “I’ll probably get into trouble for saying this, but I think it’s got to be said. Anti-football is the only way to describe Glenury’s performance today”.

“Ok, they got a point, but if you’re counter-attacking as they were, you need more than two attacking players. My defenders will seldom have such an easy day, but it’s been hugely frustrating for everyone connected with our club”.

He continued, “Thankfully, we don’t come up against teams who play with such negative tactics very often”.