Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

8 December 2013
Division 1
Clodiagh Rangers
Gareth Foxton
Mark Quinlan 2
Paul Doyle 2
Michael Delahunty
Tommy Fahy
Dinny Deegan
Clodiagh Rangers 'A' welcomed Clonmore United ĎA' to Drombane on Sunday morning for a return to league action following their exit from the Barry Cup the previous weekend. Clodiagh rangers stormed out of the blocks and could have been ahead inside five minutes when Mark Quinlan and John Ryan combined to cross for Paul Doyle, but his shot fizzed over the bar dorm close range. Gareth Foxton made no such mistake moments later when he turned home a Paul Doyle cross to open the scoring.

Clodiagh Rangers extended their lead on twenty minutes when Matt Ryan played Mark Quinlan through on goals and the club's leading marksman made no mistake with a finish to the bottom corner of the net. Paul Doyle rattled home a quick fire brace before the interval to leave the home team with a comfortable half time lead.

Clodiagh Rangers showed no signs of taking the foot off the gas at the beginning of the second half and were awarded a penalty when Tommy Stevens was tripped in the Clonmore United area.

Gareth Foxton watched his resultant penalty roll agonizingly wide of the goalkeeper's left hand post to leave the scoreline unchanged. Mark Quinlan was rewarded with his second goal of the contest when he chased down a loose backpass and got the better of the Clonmore United goalkeeper to stretch the lead to five.

Quinlan almost secured his hatrick in similar circumstances moments later but this time his scuffed effort sailed the wrong side and wide of the righthand post.

The Drombane side found themselves guilty of complacency in defence in the latter stages of the contest and were duly punished as Clonmore United fired three unanswered goals from Michael Delahunty, Tommy Fahy and Dinny Deegan to reduce the deficit to two but it was a case of too little, and too late.
Adrian Cooke, Paul English, James Murray, Matt McCullagh, Barry O'Loughlin, John Ryan(Casey), Matt Ryan, Gareth Foxton, Colm Stapleton, Paul Doyle, Mark Quinlan.
Tommy Stevens, Shane O'Dwyer, Ger Grant.