Palami sees more in Global victory over Malaysian club

first_imgOn the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In contrast, Global plays in a less established league in the Philippines and is entered in the second tier continental tournament for just the second time after ruling the United Football League last season.Global also missed skipper Misagh Bahadoran who was sidelined by a knee injury.But everything fell into place for Global in an eight-minute spell in the first half where Dennis Villanueva, Shu Sasaki and Amani Aguinaldo scored to give the Filipinos enough cushion to hold off a late JDT fightback.“Our hunger showed in the way we played,” said Aguinaldo, whose goal in the 35th minute turned out to be the difference between the two sides.The win puts Global on course of topping the group and reaching the Asean zonal semifinals for the first time.Global has already beaten Magwe of Burma (Myanmar) and Beoung Ket Angkor of Cambodia in the initial round of the double round group stage.ADVERTISEMENT Parks doubtful but Alab confident it can stretch series SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test A hard-earned 3-2 win over Malaysian champion Johor Darul Tazim on Wednesday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium finally reinforced Global’s rising stock.The Filipinos also regained top spot in Group F with a third win in four games for nine points, two ahead of JDT.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Yes, its a group stage win, but its a victory against a former (AFC Cup) champion who beat us 4-0 three weeks ago,” Global owner Dan Palami said. “It may just be our biggest win as a club.”Johor, the three-time defending Malaysian Super League champion, won the AFC Cup two years ago and reached the semifinals last year. The club is also the most well-funded in the MSL. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government LATEST STORIES “I think the players will once again believe in themselves that if they can do that against JDT, maybe they could do that against other teams,” said Palami. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Dan Palami. FILE PHOTOFor Global-Cebu, it was a win that meant more than just three points in an AFC Cup group stage game at home.Since it started competing in continental competitions in 2013, the club had been in search of a victory that would cement its reputation as one of Southeast Asia’s strongest clubs.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Dutertelast_img read more

Lopez is staying at Real Madrid! Agent quashes Arsenal and Tottenham transfer talk

first_img1 Arsenal and Tottenham target Diego Lopez will NOT leave Real Madrid this summer, according to his agent.The goalkeeper’s future at the Bernabeu is unclear following the arrival of Costa Rica star Keylor Navas this week.Both north London clubs have shown an interest in the past while Napoli, managed by former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, are also big fans.It has been suggested that Madrid will allow Lopez to leave now they have brought Navas on board, but the Spaniard’s agent Manuel Garcia Chiron says his client is staying put.He told El Mundo Deportivo: “Diego Lopez has no intention of leaving Real Madrid.“Real Madrid have not notified me nor Diego of wanting to part with him.” Diego Lopez last_img read more

Chelsea and Tottenham in three-way battle with Atletico Madrid for Inter Milan star

first_img1 Mauro Icardi in action for Inter Milan Chelsea and Tottenham are involved in a three-way race with Atletico Madrid to sign exciting Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, according to reports in Italy.The Argentinean is on fire in Serie A with seven goals inside his first 12 appearances of the season and is still only 21.Inter are unlikely to entertain the idea of selling their star man in the middle of the season but they could cash in during the summer, especially if they can get a bidding war going to ramp up the fee.The former Sampdoria man’s contract runs until 2018 but Inter would find it difficult to resist a handsome offer with Financial FairPlay regulations to consider.Chelsea are not in any desperate need to add attacking options right now as they already appear to have the Premier league title wrapped up with their current squad spearheaded by Diego Costa. But back-up striker Didier Drogba, although still formidable, is 36 and out of contract at the end of the season.If Spurs – who are enduring a poor start to the campaign – want to beat Chelsea to Icardi’s signature then the fact they have fellow Argentines at the club in manager Mauricio Pochettino and midfielder Erik Lamela could help their bid.last_img read more

Wildfires burn in Santa Barbara county, San Diego border area

first_imgOne firefighter was injured. Crews managed to stop the smaller fire from spreading after it reached 10 acres, she said. The cause of the two fires was under investigation. Elsewhere, a 400-acre fire in the High Desert of San Bernardino County was contained early Friday. It was started by a lightning strike Thursday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Fire crews working in high temperatures were being warned to drink plenty of water, she said. Seven firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion or minor injuries since the blaze began. The cause of the fire was under investigation. In San Diego County, ground crews and helicopters battled two brush fires that broke out Friday afternoon in the desert mountains along the U.S.-Mexico border. The larger of the two quickly grew to 100 acres but by evening had stopped spreading and was 35 percent contained, according to Roxanne Provaznik, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Firefighters were to remain on the scene overnight, completing containment. LOS OLIVOS – Southern California firefighters battled a 1,500-acre blaze in rugged Santa Barbara County and two wildfires along the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday. Nearly 1,000 firefighters worked the Santa Barbara County blaze, which began Wednesday 15 miles north of Los Olivos and moved into Los Padres National Forest. Containment was estimated at 30 percent. No buildings were threatened but the San Rafael Wilderness was in the fire’s path. Crews fought it from the ground and air but the terrain was steep and remote, covered with chaparral 15 to 20 feet high, said forest spokeswoman Donna Poth. The area had not burned in 40 years or more and moisture levels were at historic lows, she said. last_img read more

9-11 workers say Giuliani inflating his role

first_imgNEW YORK – As Rudy Giuliani campaigns around the country highlighting his stewardship of New York City after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, he is widely hailed for bringing order to a traumatized city. But he has also raised the hackles of rescue and recovery workers by likening his experience to theirs. On at least three occasions, in responding to accusations that city officials failed to adequately protect the health of workers in the wreckage, he has boasted that he faced comparable risks himself. In one appearance he declared that he had been in the ruins “as often (as), if not more” than, the cleanup workers who logged hundreds of hours in the smoldering pile. Another time he brushed aside safety claims by asserting that his long hours at the site left him susceptible to “every health consequence that people have suffered.” So, how much time did Giuliani spend at ground zero? A complete record of Giuliani’s exposure to the site is not available for the chaotic six days after the attack, when he was a frequent visitor. But an exhaustively detailed account, revised after the events took place to account for last-minute changes on scheduled stops, exists for the period of Sept. 17 to Dec. 16, 2001. It shows he was there for a total of 29 hours in those three months, often for short periods or to visit locations adjacent to the rubble. In that same period, many rescue workers put in daily 12-hour shifts. “I think Mayor Giuliani did a fine job as mayor during probably the most difficult time in American history, especially in New York history,” said Michael J. Palladino, president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association of New York City. “Having said that, it’s unfair for him to characterize himself as being in the same position as the first responders.” Palladino said many of his members logged 30 hours in the first two days after the attacks, and most averaged more than 400 hours at ground zero and in the debris pile at the Staten Island landfill. They are among thousands who claim long-term health damage from the exposure. As Giuliani campaigns to win the Republican nomination for president, his performance in those harrowing months after the attacks has become the main pillar of his case to become the next commander in chief, and it is something he reminds voters of frequently in debates and speeches. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arnold plans no new taxes

first_img Schwarzenegger, who helped author and pass Proposition 49 in 2002 while still a private citizen, said increases in state revenue triggered funding of the programs this year for the first time, as spelled out in the measure itself. The governor’s proposal includes a $1.2 billion increase for health and welfare services but trims spending in several individual programs. The net funding increase of 4.5 percent will cover only caseload growth and cost increases, Schwarzenegger said. The cuts in individual programs total about $333 million, including $199 million from the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids welfare program, which helps parents pay basic living expenses while they transition to jobs, and $40 million from funds to help counties administer CalWORKS. The governor calls for a cut of $12.5 million in a cash-assistance program for immigrants and avoids $48 million in cost-of-living increases for low-income elderly, blind and disabled Californians by freezing benefits in a federally aided program. State Treasurer Phil Angelides, a frequent critic of Schwarzenegger who is seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, criticized the budget for continuing the deficit and for cutting funds to the most vulnerable. “He said he would be the ‘people’s governor,’ but even at this time he can’t find it in him to provide the blind, disabled and aged what they are owed,” Angelides said. “He’s pocketing the federal money targeted to give them a cost-of-living increase.” Angelides supports tax increases to help balance the budget, including closing corporate tax loopholes and increasing income taxes on Californians making more than $300,000 a year. Schwarzenegger also faced criticism from his right flank. State Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, a leading fiscal conservative, criticized the governor for again proposing to spend more than the state takes in. Schwarzenegger proposes spending $97.9 billion but analysts expect $91.5 billion in general-fund revenue, resulting in a $6.4 billion deficit. The difference would be made up by approximately $7 billion that is expected to be left over from the current year because revenues are higher than previously anticipated. “The budget is seriously out of balance, and the budget gap is widening,” McClintock said. The legislative analyst said the state needs to spend $95 billion to meet its legal obligations, according to McClintock, who wants spending reduced at least to that level. He said Proposition 49 should not be triggered, and that automatic increases should be suspended in spending formulas. Schwarzenegger said he could have eliminated the structural deficit if not for four policy decisions made since he took office: lowering the car tax after he was first elected; passing a ballot measure to protect funding for local cities and counties; fully funding Proposition 42 transportation funds; and repaying $1.7 billion owed to schools. Schwarzenegger also said he once again plans to seek a change in the California Constitution to authorize the governor to make midyear cuts without legislative approval. He has unsuccessfully sought such authority in the past. Nuñez suggested he could support the midyear-cut proposal if the governor would support an amendment to allow budgets to be passed by the Legislature with a simple majority rather than the current two-thirds. Such a move would essentially disenfranchise minority Republicans on the one major issue on which they have significant leverage every year, GOP leaders say. Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget will go through a series of legislative hearings in coming months, and he will then release a revised version in May. The constitutional deadline for enacting a budget is June 30, but that date is often missed because of the two-thirds requirement. Budget stalemates can extend weeks or months into the summer. Los Angeles County transportation officials were thrilled to see the governor propose not only full funding for transportation, but also early repayment of highway funds that have been raided in past years to cover state general-fund shortfalls. “It’s fantastic, ” said David Yale, director of regional planning for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. “It’s great news for transportation, and we want to work with the governor in getting this through the Legislature because it gets projects that are ready to go moving now, not years from now.” The governor’s proposal could mean as much as $500 million across Los Angeles County for freeway car-pool lanes, mass transit and other projects – many of which have been on hold as transportation dollars dried up. Staff Writers Steve Geissinger and Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report. Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The governor’s budget includes $97.9 billion in the state general fund, an 8 percent increase from the current year, and other money from special sources such as the federal government and dedicated taxes. Democratic legislative leaders gave generally positive marks to the focus of increases, but said they would strongly resist cuts to programs for the poor, disabled and elderly. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, D-Los Angeles, said the state has balanced the budget on the backs of the poor and elderly in the past two years and would do so again only “over my dead body.” “Assembly Democrats, this time around, are not going to stand idly by while the poor take it in the shorts once again,” he said. One way the state could restore money to those programs, Nuñez suggested, is by asking voters for permission to delay the implementation of after-school programs funded through Proposition 49, saving $428 million. SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a $125.6 billion budget Tuesday that builds on a surging economy to increase spending on education and transportation, cuts funding for some welfare and health programs and does not increase taxes. The 2006-07 spending plan represents a 7 percent jump from the current year. But the state continues to maintain a long-term structural deficit, which is even projected to increase in 2007-08. “This budget continues California on the path of fiscal responsibility and economic recovery,” Schwarzenegger said. The budget will help the state’s public universities postpone a planned fee hike this fall. It also adds $4.3 billion for public education in kindergarten through community college, and it protects Proposition 42 funds for roads and highways – earmarked gasoline sales tax revenue that the state has raided in the past for other purposes. last_img read more

LISTEN: Jose Mourinho claims Man United ‘have the quality to be champions’

first_imgJose Mourinho has claimed Manchester United have the quality to be Premier League champions, although he is wary of the threat posed by all the other title contenders.The Red Devils required an injury time Marcus Rashford goal to beat Hull City, ensuring they head into the international break with three wins from their first three games.They sit alongside Chelsea at the top of the table, with Manchester City able to join the duo on nine points should they defeat West Ham on Sunday.On paper, United arguably have the strongest squad in the division, and Mourinho believes the team he has assembled have enough quality to claim the top flight title.However, he is well aware that the Premier League is not like a number of other European leagues, with a host of teams strong enough to challenge at the top of the table for silverware.Speaking to talkSPORT following United’s win over the Tigers, Mourinho said: “The squad can win the Premier League; the team can win the Premier League.“But other teams and other squads can win the Premier League.“For example, yesterday the German Bundesliga started, and you have already the feeling of who is going to win it.“And in other countries, maybe two teams can win the title.“Here, the first thing is who’s going to finish top four. That’s the first thing because the teams are so good.“Today I watched Tottenham v Liverpool – these are two teams and squads who can be champions.“So, it’s very open. But yes, we have the quality to be champions.”last_img read more

Religious Events Calendar

first_imgHoliday boutique, 9a.m.-2p.m. today, United Church of Christ, 370 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 526-6001 or see Fall boutique, 9a.m.-2:30p.m. today, Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd., Reseda. Call (818) 349-8313. Holiday boutique, 9a.m.-3p.m. today, Tujunga United Methodist Church, 9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga. Call (818) 352-1481 or (818) 353-3669. Holiday boutique, 9a.m.-6:30p.m. today, Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-1397. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ Zeidan Atashi, a Druze Israeli and former member of the Knesset will speak after a Shabbat service, 9a.m. today, Temple Ramat Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. Call (818) 360-1881. Christmas boutique, 10a.m.-2p.m. today, Congregational Church of the Chimes, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 789-1724. Christmas boutique, 5-7p.m. today and 8a.m.-1p.m. Sunday, St. Mel Roman Catholic Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-8051. Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary benefit luncheon, 11a.m. Wednesday, Sheraton Universal, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City. Tickets: $65. Reservations due by today. Call (818) 360-2726. Calvary Baptist Church of Pacoima homecoming week, 7:45 and 10:55a.m. and 3:30 and 7p.m. services Sunday, 12928 Vaughn St., San Fernando. Holiday fair, 9 a.m.-4p.m. Nov. 11. Call (818) 899-5818. “Taking the Wheel” will be screened, 9:30a.m. Sunday, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-9193. Tridentine Mass, the Latin Rite, led by Msgr. Francis J. Weber, noon Sunday, San Fernando Rey de Espa a Mission, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Mission Hills. Call (818) 361-0186. CROP (Communities Reaching Out to People) Walk, the annual fundraiser to benefit local food pantries and Valley Interfaith Council’s Meals on Wheels and other programs, 12:30p.m. registration; walk will begin at 1:15p.m. Sunday, Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. Call (818) 718-6460, Ext. 3012. Commemoration of Martyrs, offered by the Sisters of Social Service, led by Sister Anne Field, 2-4p.m. Sunday, Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Call (818) 784-4515. Jewish Vegetarian Society will meet with guest speaker Shula Sendowsky speaking on “Stress, Tension, Ease and Lightness,” 2p.m. Sunday, Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 342-5555. “Return to Babylon: An American Jewish Military Officer Speaks After a Year in Iraq,” a talk by Agoura resident Lt.j.g. Laurie Zimmet, 8p.m. Monday, Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Admission: $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Call (818) 991-0991 or see “Change: Growing Through the Transitions of Life,” a six-week class led by Judy Duncklee, beginning Tuesday (7-9:30p.m.), Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at 21032 Devonshire St., Chatsworth. Fee: $65. Reservations required. Call (818) 709-1451. Tuesday Table Talk: Choice of TV seminars, “How to Grow a High-Impact Church: The Law of Dependency” or “Unlocking Love’s Door: Who’s the Boss?” 7:30p.m. Tuesday, Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. Potluck dinner, 6:30p.m. Free. Call (818) 767-4488. “Connecting to God: Ancient Kabbalah and Modern Psychology,” a lecture and book-signing by the author, Rabbi Abner Weiss, 7:30p.m. Tuesday, The New JCC at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Reservations requested. Call (818) 464-3281. “Jews in the Medieval Period,” part three of a series on “Judaism: An Historical Perspective,” 8-9p.m. Tuesday, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. Free. Upcoming lectures: “Who Wrote the Bible?” Nov. 21; “Hanukkah: The Story Behind the Story,” Dec. 5. Call (818) 347-6072. “A New Inheritance, A New Bloodline” will be the topic of Faith Murray at a meeting of West Valley Aglow, a Christian women’s fellowship, 9:30a.m. Thursday, meeting at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Reservations required. Call (818) 888-5067. “What Happens When We Die?” a VIC (Valley Interfaith Council) panel discussion with speakers from the Jewish, Roman Catholic and Hindu faiths, 11a.m.-12:15p.m. Thursday, in the Grand Salon, Student Union building, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. Park in student lot G4 off Zelzah Avenue. Call (818) 718-6460, Ext. 3001. “Lit.Up: Government Issue” an evening of readings, stand-up comedy, poetry and music, 8p.m. Nov. 11, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Admission: $10. Child care. Call (818) 763-9193. Women of Kol Tikvah book club will discuss “Disobedience: A Novel,” by Naomi Alderman, 6:45-8:45p.m. Nov. 29 in the social hall at Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Admission: $3. Refreshments. Reservations requested. Call (818) 348-0670, Ext. 19. “Where Are You Going?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10a.m. Sunday, when the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meets at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “Keep Walking” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “What is Gratitude?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “What is Worship?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45a.m., 10:15a.m. and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “If It’s Not About Me, Then What’s It All About?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Rob Denton, 5p.m. Call (818) 884-6480. “Defending Yourself Against the Devil” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651. “Participating in Democracy” will be the topic of the Rev. Anne Felton Hines, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-6101 or see Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200; fax (818) 713-0058; or e-mail to local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Ex-L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley postage stamp proposed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Perry said Bradley, the first African-American to be elected as mayor of a white-majority city, was a symbol of hope to people nationwide, and changed the face of local government by his appointments of women and minorities. “If it hadn’t been for Tom Bradley a lot of people, like me and Councilman Parks, would not have had the opportunities we have had,” Perry said. “To me, Tom Bradley set the standard.” The two were joined by longtime Bradley confidantes Bill Elkins, the Rev. Chip Murray and Bishop Charles Blake. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the matter next week. Parks said he will be pursuing support for the measure from officials in Texas, where Bradley was born, as well as from UCLA and other organizations with which he was involved over the years. In addition, he said he will be pursuing congressional support for the measure. Under federal law, a decision on a commemorative stamp is made by the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Commission, which considers more than 50,000 requests a year. Officials said it typically takes three years for the commission to act. Former Mayor Tom Bradley would be honored with a commemorative postage stamp, as well as a separate stamp on city mailings, under a proposal announced Wednesday by two City Council members. At a news conference in the City Hall tower named for Bradley, council members Bernard Parks and Jan Perry proposed honoring Bradley, who died in September 1998. Recent changes in federal law make it possible to submit a person’s name for a commemorative stamp five years after their death. “We are asking the City Council to endorse the idea of a commemorative stamp for Tom Bradley,” Parks said. “We believe it is appropriate to honor a man who meant so much to this city and who gave so much to this city.” Parks said he also wants to create a stamp bearing Bradley’s image that could be used on all city mailings. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Polworth nets as Inverness down Motherwell in second-half blitz

first_imgInstead, he blasted his shot into the side-netting. Neither goalkeeper was forced into meaningful action though, with the best chance for the visitors before the break coming when Doumbouya glanced McKay’s cross wide of Samson’s goal. The second half needed to liven the game up and just minutes into it, Moult should have given Motherwell the lead. MacLean’s corner picked out the striker on the edge of the six-yard box but he headed over. The opening goal came in the 57th minute, when Tremarco, on the slide, turned in McKay’s cross via the underside of the crossbar. Polworth had a deflected effort palmed wide by Samson, while Motherwell were often wasteful with their meaningful possession at the other end. The hosts were duly punished in the 71st minute when Doumbouya was the beneficiary of poor home defending, tapping in as the Steelmen failed to deal with an Iain Vigurs corner. Moult prodded a McDonald lay-off over the bar and had a header disallowed for offside, before Polworth’s sweet strike in the 83rd minute completed an impressive Inverness victory. Second half goals from Carl Tremarco, Lonsana Doumbouya and Liam Polworth earned Inverness all three points in Wednesday’s Ladbrokes Premiership match against Motherwell. After a tepid opening period, Tremarco turned in Brad McKay’s cross to give the visitors the lead and 15 minutes later Doumbouya doubled it, before Polworth’s completed the scoring late on from 25 yards. Louis Moult had a goal disallowed for the hosts but that was as close as they came against a side who moved into the top six. Motherwell made one change from the side that lost 2-0 to Celtic 11 days ago, with Scott McDonald dropping out in favour of Ryan Bowman. Inverness also made one switch, with Aaron Doran handed his first start since July 2015 at the expense of Jake Mulraney.The home side had won just one of their last six league games prior to this one, with Inverness losing just once in seven- and the away side started brightly with Ross Draper glancing a header from Tremarco’s cross at Craig Samson.Craig Clay had the first chance for the home side as he was picked out by Ross MacLean, however he steered wide under pressure from McKay. Mark McGhee’s men were coming more into the game and Moult, paired up front with Bowman, should have done better when the latter fed him the ball inside the Inverness penalty area.last_img read more