Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

27 February 2011
Fast Food Cup
Clodiagh Rangers B
Rearcross B
Joe Nolan 2
With three league fixtures remaining and promotion out of reach, the Fast Food Cup represented Clodiagh Rangers 'B' last remaining opportunity of silverware for the 2010/11 season, and Rearcross 'B' were their opponents in the quarter final in Drombane on Sunday last.

Clodiagh knew that Rearcroos would present a tough obstacle in their pursuit of a semi final berth and elected to play with the slight wind advantage in the first half. Initially this tactic appeared to be working well as Clodiagh were much the better side in the opening exchanges however they failed to transfer large amounts of possession into any clear cut scoring chances.

In fact Rearcross came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a distance effort from Thomas Kennedy ricocheting off the post in first half stoppage time. Into the second half and Rearcross established a foothold in the game and seemed to attack with greater purpose than Clodiagh Rangers had managed in the first half.

The visitors took a deserved lead on the hour when Joe Nolan blasted home from twenty five yards following a poor clearance from a corner kick.

Clodiagh were forced to chase the game from this point on and despite some good passages of passing failed to fashion any scoring chances of note apart from two speculative efforts from distance. Rearcross sealed their passage to the semi finals with a classic counter attack move ten minutes from time with Joe Nolan finding himself one on one with Pat Treacy in the Clodiagh goal, and he cooly lobbed the ball to the net from the edge of the area to seal the victory.
Patrick Treacy, Keith Ryan, Mark Conway, John Ryan (Nippy), Colm Kennedy; Patrick Purcell, Stephen Gleeson, Pat Phelan, Rory Ryan, Seamus Cullagh, Vincent Ryan
MP Cullagh