Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

16 September 2012
Division 3
Shannon Rangers
Clodiagh Rangers B
Brian Carroll
Jason Forrestal
Stephen Gleeson
Clodiagh 'B' travelled to Ballinderry on Sunday morning for their division three fixture with Shannon Rangersm hoping to preserve their one hundred percent start to the league season.
Clodiagh played into a stiff wind in the first half and were forced to defend for much of the opening period, with Keith Ryan called into action in the Clodiagh goal on a number of occasions to preserve parity, including denying the Shannon Rangers front man in a one-on-one situation.
Shannon Rangers pressure however finally came to bear after the half hour mark, when the home team struck twice in the space of five minutes to give themselves a two-goal lead at half time.
Clodiagh Rangers were buoyed by the wind advantage in the second half and their adventurous approach was rewarded ten minutes into the half when they were awarded a penalty for deliberate handball that Brian Carroll confidently dispatched. However the visitor's good work was undone shortly after the hour when a defensive lapse let Shannon Rangers in again to restore their two-goal cushion.
Jason Forrestal, impressive in midfield throughout the contest, reduced the margin to the minimum with ten minutes to play when his shot from the edge of the area nestled in the top corner of the net. Forrestal was again involved in a dramatic equaliser for Clodiagh Rangers on the stroke of full time, when he relayed an Andy Ely throw-in to Stephen Gleeson on the edge of the area, and Clodiagh Rangers' very own Stevie G. cracked a first time volley to the top corner for what must surely be an early contender for goal of the season.
Keith Ryan; Shaun Coffey, John Ryan, Brian Carroll, Patrick Purcell, Jack Spillane, Rory Ryan, Jason Forrestal, Stephen Gleeson, James Coffey, Diarmuid Grant.
Vincent Ryan, Andy Ely, Colm Kennedy