Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

13 January 201
Division 1
Nenagh AFC B'
Shane O'Gorman
Clodiagh Rangers
Owen Shortt
Paul Doyle
The first half was played at a very high tempo with both teams confidently passing the ball about the pitch and neither side allowing the other to dwell on the ball for long. Nenagh AFC had the better of the early exchanges but never managed to threaten the Clodiagh goal, and were restricted to opportunities from set pieces.

Clodiagh grew into the game as the half wore on and went close to breaking the deadlock with shots from Paul Doyle and Tommy Stevens that forced the home team's keeper into action. The breakthrough goal arrived for the Drombone side ten minutes from half time with a perfectly executed counter-attack goal.

A defensive clearance from a Nenagh AFC attack found Gareth Foxton on the right wing, who advanced beyond halfway before delivering a well weighted cross behind the Nenagh AFC defence into the path of Paul Doyle, who slotted the ball beyond the onrushing keeper in contemptible fashion.

Clodiagh began to control the midfield in the second half as superior fitness levels began to tell, however they found themselves back on level terms before the hour mark when Shane O'Gorman pounced on a deflected freekick to hook the ball beyond Adrian Cooke in goals.

Clodiagh responded well and regained the lead with twenty minutes to play with Gareth Foxton involved again. Barry O'Loughlin played Foxton through on the left wing and his inviting cross was met emphatically by the head of second half substitute Owen Shortt.

Clodiagh might have won by clearer margin, as they created a hatful of chances in the closing quarter hour but satisfied themselves with a one-goal margin and three deserved points.
Adrian Cooke; Paul English, Greg Fewer, Matt McCullagh, Barry O'Loughlin; Gareth Foxton, James Murray, Denis McCullagh, Matt Ryan; Paul Doyle, Tommy Stevens.
Owen Shortt, Shane O'Dwyer.