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BATE frustrated by Linfield debutant Fordyce

Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 23.34CET
Linfield FC 1-1 FC BATE Borisov
Daryl Fordyce scored on his debut to give the Northern Irish champions plenty of heart for the return leg in Belarus next Tuesday.
by Alexander Gulrajani
from Windsor Park
BATE frustrated by Linfield debutant Fordyce
Daryl Fordyce scores against FC BATE Borisov on his Linfield debut ©William Cherry

Match statistics

LinfieldBATE

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target2
 
7
Corners1
 
10
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed8
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 23.34CET

BATE frustrated by Linfield debutant Fordyce

Linfield FC 1-1 FC BATE Borisov
Daryl Fordyce scored on his debut to give the Northern Irish champions plenty of heart for the return leg in Belarus next Tuesday.

Linfield FC will travel to Belarus in good heart next week after sharing a UEFA Champions League second qualifying round draw with FC BATE Borisov.

The Northern Irish champions might have been celebrating a first-leg victory had they managed to hold on to the early lead given to them by debutant Daryl Fordyce, but a Renan Bressan penalty levelled the match seven minutes before half-time.

If Linfield's game plan had been to contain the visitors nobody had told Fordyce, who marked his competitive debut in Europe's premier club competition with a goal from the hosts' first attack. Michael Carvill did well to beat Maksim Bordachev on the right flank and when Jim Ervin crossed, the 24-year-old bundled in from close range.

BATE were restricted to pot-shots from long range as Linfield defended in numbers before Viktor Goncharenko's side broke through. David Armstrong handled Aleksandr Pavlov's cross and Bressan levelled from the spot.

The visitors started the second half brightly and forced Alan Blayney into a fine save when he flicked Bressan's 25-metre free-kick around the post five minutes after the interval.

Although BATE continued to dominate they were unable to find another route past Blayney and were briefly given cause for concern by speculative attempts from Chris Casement, on 58 minutes, and Fordyce with seven minutes left, which were both saved by Aleksandr Gutor.

Last updated: 15/07/11 13.32CET

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Quotes

Lineups

linfield

Linfield

bate

BATE

1
BlayneyAlan Blayney (GK) (C)
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
3
ArmstrongDavid Armstrong
Yellow Card37
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution77
8
LowryPhilip Lowry
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
9
ThompsonPeter Thompson
Substitution77
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
10
CarvillMichael Carvill
Substitution90
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Goal37
15
HanleyNathan Hanley
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
16
FordyceDaryl Fordyce
Goal5
15
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
Substitution70
20
GarrettRobert Garrett
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Substitution86
21
ErvinJim Ervin
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
23
WatsonAlbert Watson
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
28
CasementChristopher Casement
Substitution82
22
SimićMarko Simić

Substitutes

18
AddisStuart Addis (GK)
35
ChesnovskiPavel Chesnovski (GK)
2
DouglasSteven Douglas
6
PatotskiOleg Patotski
12
B. BurnsBilly Burns
Substitution82
7
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi
Substitution70
14
BurnsAaron Burns
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
24
McCaulBrian McCaul
Substitution90
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Substitution77
25
McAllisterMark McAllister
Substitution77
25
BagaDmitri Baga
26
KaneMarcus Kane
77
RudikFilipp Rudik
Substitution86

Coach

David Jeffrey (NIR) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Pawel Gil (POL)

Assistant referees

Piotr Sadczuk (POL), Marcin Borkowski (POL)

Fourth official

Robert Malek (POL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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