Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

14 October 2011
Division Three
Rearcross B
James Deegan
Clodiagh Rangers B
Keith Ryan
John Ryan
Jack Spillane
On Friday evening, Clodiagh Rangers 'B' faced Rearcross 'B' in an evening kick-off under floodlights, on what was a dreadful evening weather wise and the heavy pitch made conditions very difficult for players.

The elements didn't appear to hinder Clodiagh Rangers who started brightly and Joe Cullagh was the first to threaten the Rearcross goal, breaking through their defence early on, but unfortunately his shot lacked the power to trouble the Rearcross keeper sufficiently.

Shortly after Cullagh again made space for himself in the box and this time his fierce shot could only be parried by the Rearcross keeper and Cullagh's strike partner Keith Ryan was on hand to fire home the opening goal.

Clodiagh Rangers seized control of the game at this point and their supremacy was rewarded on the scoreboard shortly after.

John Ryan collected the ball at the half way line, he looked up and saw that the Rearcross keeper was off his line and from distance in spectacular style lobbed the keeper to double the advantage.

Clodiagh Rangers looked comfortable at this stage with Jack Ryan very strong at the back and Gareth Foxton controlling midfield but Rearcross grabbed themselves a lifeline on the stroke of halftime when James Deegan powered home a freekick from the edge of the box despite Gavin Ryan getting a strong hand to it in the Clodiagh Rangers goal.

Clodiagh Rangers introduced James Murray for the second half and after an impressive start to the half the away team's pressure soon paid dividends with Jack Spillane rifling home a header from close range.

Gavin Ryan who was having an assured debut in goal for Clodiagh Rangers dealt comfortably with whatever Rearcross threw at him for the remainder of the contest and the Drombane men left with all three points.

Gavin Ryan; Vincent Ryan, Andrew Fogarty, John Ryan(Nippy), Jack Ryan; Rory Ryan, Stephen Gleeson, Gareth Foxton, Jack Spillane; Keith Ryan, Joe Cullagh.
Patrick Purcell, Colm Kennedy, James Murray, PJ Kennedy.