Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

29 March 2010
Division 3
Latteragh Celtic
Andy Ryan
Billy Corcoran 2
Clodiagh Rangers B
Keith Ryan
John Ryan(Casey) 5
Rory Ryan
Clodiagh Rangers B' played their last game of the season on Sunday last, away to Latteragh Celtic and few would have expected the goal feast that was to ensue, as Clodiagh Rangers turned on the style to finish the season on a high.

A win for Latteragh Celtic would've set them up for a final day showdown for promotion, whereas Clodiagh were playing for pride, with little at stake as the result of this final fixture would not affect their league position.

The first half was evenly balanced with Latteragh breaking the deadlock midway through with a good finish by Andy Ryan from ten yards out.

As the half progressed Clodiagh came close to equalising with Stephen Gleeson unlucky to see his header skim the crossbar and go over.

Then just before the break Gleeson found Pat Phelan raiding down the left flank and his superb cross was coolly stroked home by Keith Ryan.

The second half can only be described as a veritable goal fest. Within minutes Clodiagh raced into a 3-1 lead with goals from John Ryan(C) and Rory Ryan.

Latteragh, anxious to keep their promotion hopes alive, upped their efforts and responded well with two quick fire goals from Billy Corcoran to level matters after 15 minutes.

Then John Ryan(C) burst clear onto a long delivery and shot Clodiagh 4-3 ahead. Moments later the Latteragh keeper received a nasty gash to the head after bravely thwarting a further Clodiagh attack and the game was held up for several minutes while he received attention and was cleared to continue.

From here on it was all Clodiagh as John Ryan (C) danced through the home defence on three further occasions to score in a superb individual display of forward play from the young striker. When he rattled the net for the fifth time to leave the score at 7-3 in the dying minutes, it was clear that Latteragh were happy to hear the final whistle from referee Jimmy McCarthy.

Clodiagh Rangers had some good performances on the day, but the man of the match accolades go to John Ryan (C) who became the first Clodiagh Rangers player to score five goals in a competitive match since the late nineties.

And so Clodiagh Rangers B' finish the season with a flurry, taking seven points from the last three fixtures, and if they can start the season with this kind of form next year, promotion should not be an unrealistic prospect.
Pat Treacy; PJ Kennedy, Rory Ryan, John Ryan(Nippy), Colm Kennedy; Pat Phelan, Stephen Gleeson, Keith Ryan, Joe Cullagh; Patrick Purcell, John Ryan(Casey)