Ants slip to friendly defeat as Yoker visit McKenna Park

The Ants slipped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Yoker at McKenna Park in the latest pre-season friendly but there were plenty of positives for the management to take from the performance against a side who had played in the Superleague the season just past. The Ants had probably the best of the chances in the first half with a double save from Wilson, first from Duncan, and then the follow up from Gordon the highlight of the half with Brennan and Milarvie also going close. Yoker themselves were limited to a couple of half chances but the teams went in at the break deadlocked at 0-0.

The second half got off to a flier from an Ants perspective as they took the lead with only 50 minutes on the clock, a great ball by McKay found Duncan who rounded the keeper and finished well to put the Ants 1-0 ahead. That lead lasted only ten minutes though when Maitland fired past Wallace with a great effort to level the scores. The Ants then had a number of chances before Yoker took the lead with 5 minutes to go, Maitland with another great finish giving Patrick no chance from 12 yards. Duncan had a great chance to level right on time up but he couldn’t direct his header and the match finished 2-1 to the visitors.

Another good work out for the Ants as the season draws nearer, Thanks to Yoker for the match and good luck to the Whe Ho for the rest of the season.

 

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