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Away-day joy for Wisla

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 22.50CET
Glentoran FC 0-2 TS Wisla Kraków Polish side triumph despite Elliot Morris heroics.

Match statistics

GlentoranWisła Kraków

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 22.50CET

Away-day joy for Wisla

Glentoran FC 0-2 TS Wisla Kraków Polish side triumph despite Elliot Morris heroics.

Glentoran FC 0-2 TS Wisla Kraków
Polish Cup winners Wisla deservedly defeated their Northern Irish counterparts Glentoran in their UEFA Cup qualifying round first-leg tie tonight.

Keeper denied
The visitors broke the deadlock with a 73rd-minute penalty from attacker Maciej Zurawski and added a second in the 88th minute when substitute Daniel Dubicki side-footed in from close range. Yet before the spot-kick was awarded it had seemed that home goalkeeper Elliott Morris would deny Wisla on his own. The summer signing from English FA Premiership side West Bromwich Albion FC made five wonderful saves before he was finally beaten.

Morris praised
Indeed, despite his disappointment, Glentoran manager Roy Coyle said: "Well, we're disappointed he didn't save the penalty, the night he was having. We thought he'd have kicked it out or back-heeled it out or something. He was a hero tonight, some of his saves were incredible. To be quite honest, I don't know how he got to some of the shots."

Home pride
Coyle added: "Overall I'm proud of our lads we were beaten by a very good side and towards the end our legs started to go with the pace of the game. Our lads should feel proud, they stuck with it to the best of their ability."

Kusowski foiled
After a slow start to the game, the Polish visitors seemed certain to break the deadlock on the half-hour mark when a brilliant ball over the top from Zurawski took out the home defence and sent the lively left-winger Kamil Kusowski in one on one with the goalkeeper but his low shot was superbly saved by Morris.

Frantic spell
The game then really came to life in the last ten minutes of the first period. First Glentoran midfield player Darren Lockhart fired a 25-metre effort just wide in the 38th minute, then three minutes later the same player was denied when right-back Marcin Baszczynski dived to head the ball behind. Then Wisla had two great chances to score in the final three minutes of the half, with Kusowski hitting the post before poor defending gifted Kalu Uche a chance but his instant shot only struck the retreating goalkeeper's legs.

Chances spurned
Morris's solo show continued in the second half, pushing a goal-bound shot from Kalu Uche around his right-hand post, then was fortunate when Zurawski sent two headers well wide from good positions. Later, he denied Zurawski and Marcin Kuzba with two more stunning saves before he was finally beaten.

Deadlock broken
Glentoran centre-back Gary Smyth was adjudged to have hauled down Zurawski and the striker picked himself up to comfortably score from the spot. Two minutes from the end of normal time right-back Marcin Baszczynsky slipped the ball low across from the right and substitute Dubicki side-footed into the net.

Late chances
Glentoran still could have grabbed a consolation but substitute Andrew Smith's well-struck shot was turned round by Angelo Hugues, who also denied Colin Nixon in added time. Next up is the return leg at the Wisla stadium in two weeks' time.

Last updated: 16/08/02 1.49CET

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Lineups

glentoran

Glentoran

wisła

Wisła

1
MorrisElliott Morris
Yellow Card74
30
HuguesAngelo Hugues
2
NixonColin Nixon
3
StolarczykMaciej Stolarczyk
3
GlendinningMark Glendinning
Yellow Card54
Substitution90
6
GłowackiArkadiusz Głowacki
4
WalkerChris Walker (C)
5
KosowskiKamil Kosowski
5
LeemanPaul Leeman
4
BaszczyńskiMarcin Baszczyński
6
SmythGary Smyth
18
JopMariusz Jop
7
KilmartinAndrew Kilmartin
7
MoskalKazimierz Moskal (C)
8
LockhartDarren Lockhart
Yellow Card86
10
UcheKalu Uche
Substitution62
9
HallidayMichael Halliday
Substitution62
17
PaszulewiczJacek Paszulewicz
Yellow Card69
Substitution72
10
FitzgeraldDarren Fitzgerald
9
ŻurawskiMaciej Żurawski
Goal74
11
KeeganKevin Keegan
Substitution78
31
KuźbaMarcin Kuźba
Substitution82

Substitutes

17
ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
25
PiekutowskiAdam Piekutowski
12
SmithAndy Smith
Substitution62
16
StrakPawel Strak
Substitution72
14
HunterMartin Hunter
14
KuzeraKamil Kuzera
23
McCannTim McCann
8
PaterGrzegorz Pater
Substitution62
16
RichesNevin Riches
Substitution78
29
DubickiDaniel Dubicki
Substitution82
Goal88
18
YoungScott Young
20
CantoroMauro Cantoro
19
WalshConor Walsh

Coach

Robert Coyle (NIR)

Referee

Ladislav Gadosi (SVK)

Assistant referees

Vladimir Medved (SVK), Roman Csabay (SVK)

Fourth official

Lubomir Udvardy (SVK)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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