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Match Report: Ravens 0-3 Litherland REMYCA FC

It was a disappointing afternoon for FC Isle of Man at the Bowl as they lost 3-0 to Litherland REMYCA FC, with Elliot Taylor scoring twice for the away side.

The opening 45’ were tightly contested and provided chances for both sides, but in the early stages, The Ravens were the team on top, as they managed to carve out a couple of opportunities. However, the Litherland defence stood firm, with the home side only unable to take advantage of their quick start.

The Reds were dealt a blow 13 minutes into the game, Captain Sean Doyle was forced off with an unfortunate injury as the home side lost their presence up front. From there The Remy started to grow into the game, taking control of the midfield through their physicality and their direct approach caused

The Ravens’ defence issues. In the 20th minute, their efforts paid off as goalkeeper Jack Reynolds played through striker Elliot Taylor who was able to hold off defender Jack Higgins and shoot, with his effort rocketing past Adam Killey to give his side the lead. Killey was, however, the standout player for FC Isle of Man as the half came to an end, as he made some crucial saves to keep his side in the game.

Michael Williams duels for the ball. Photo: Paul Mordue

However, the second half went from bad to worse for the Reds as they found themselves two-nil down in the 52nd minute. Wing-back James Hamil picked out Taylor from the left, as the striker ran into clear air behind the home side’s back-line and his footwork took him past Killey to shoot and double the lead for his team.

Only two minutes had passed, and the visitors had found themselves with the result firmly in their sights after they were given a penalty for a foul on Taylor. Midfielder William Dunne stepped up and placed the ball down the centre.

FC Isle of Man continued to try and fight their way back in, but their best chance came from a 30-yard freekick from debutant Daniel Gerrard as his long-range the effort was tipped over the bar.

A disappointing day was then compounded in the 94+4th minute as Ryan Burns was sent off for a second yellow card.

It was a dominant second-half display from Litherland REMYCA as they won 3-0.