Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

18 January 2014
Munster Junior Cup
Village Utd
Colin Hickey 2
Owen Casey
Clodiagh Rangers
Clodiagh travelled to Cork on Saturday morning for their afternoon kick-off in Mayfield Football Grounds against Cork AUL side, Village United, in the fourth round of the Munster Junior Cup.

Clodiagh enjoyed a comfortable opening twenty minutes to the contest with both teams refusing to commit numbers to attack.

The visitors went closest to opening the scoring in this opening phase with Paul Doyle getting on the end of an inviting Greg Fewer cross, only to see his headed effort go narrowly wide.

This defensive scare seemed to spur the Village United into action and they soon found themselves two goals to the good with Colin Hickey find the net from range twice in the space of five minutes to put the home team firmly in control of the tie with thirty minutes played.

With nothing to lose Clodiagh Rangers played with more freedom for the remainder of the half and played their best football in the spell before the interval, but found the Village United defence tough to crack.

On the two occasions that the visitors managed to penetrate the home defence Mark Quinlan found their goalkeeper in top form and he pulled off two top-drawer saves to preserve their two-goal margin into the break.

Into the second half and Village United consolidated their position in the contest, and having neutralized the Clodiagh attacking threat they extended their lead at the other end with Owen Casey finishing a corner kick from close range with twenty minutes to play.

Second half substitute, Tommy Stevens, went agonizingly close to snatching a consolation goal for the Drombane side with time running out but Village United held out for a well-deserved three-nil win to take them into the draw for the last sixteen of the competition.

Clodiagh Rangers would like to extend their gratitude to Village United for the hearty hospitality afforded after the match and best of luck in the remainder of the competition.
Adrian Cooke, Paul English, Andrew Fogarty, Greg Fewer, Barry O'Loughlin, Matt Ryan, Denis McCullagh, James Murray, Gareth Foxton, Mark Quinlan, Paul Doyle.
Tommy Stevens, Ger Grant, Seamus Cullagh.