Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

11 September 2011
Division Three
Noreside Celtic
Gavin Bateman
Kieran O'Meara
Clodiagh Rangers B
Mark Conway
Clodiagh travelled with high hopes to Montore in search of some badly needed points and faced a Noreside Celtic side that had been relegated from Division 2.

Clodiagh started the better, creating numerous half chances and having the lions share of possession for most of the first half.

Rory Ryan constantly put the Noreside Celtic rearguard under pressure with some excellent free kicks and corners and was having a great game at left back.

As the half neared the closing stages, somewhat against the run of play, Noreside Celtic took the lead when a speculative ball into the box was glanced home by the head of Gavin Bateman.

Though the young Clodiagh Rangers side were rattled by this setback they continued to press and when James Horan danced past the Noreside Celtic defence he was crudely upended in the area and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

Paudie Ryan stepped up to take the penalty and unluckily saw his placed shot creep wide of the upright. After the interval the weather took a turn for the worse, and as heavy rain fell a crosswind whipped up to make conditions difficult.

The Clodiagh management made some changes at the interval and while their play improved overall at the beginning of the second half, they failed to create any notable goal chances.

On the hour mark the management used the remaining substitutes, and it was two second half substitutes that combined to bring Clodiagh Rangers level with twenty minutes to play.

When an initial Kevin Ryan chipped shot was repelled by the Noreside Celtic defence, Mark Conway picked up the loose ball and after an incisive run blasted the ball beyond the Noreside Celtic keeper.

Clodiagh Rangers tails were up now and they pressed hard for the winner and created a few half chances. Unfortunately the visitors left themselves open at the back in pursuit of a winner and this game was decided five minutes from time when a defensive lapse allowed Kieran O'Meara in to score the winner for Noreside Celtic.
James Coffey; Jack Spillane, Joe Cullagh, John Ryan(Nippy), Rory Ryan; James Horan, Paddy (M) Ryan, Paudie Ryan, Pat Phelan; Patrick Purcell, Gareth Foxton.
Keith Ryan, Kevin Ryan, Mark Conway.