Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

31 October 2010
Division 3
Latteragh Celtic
Declan Ryan
Billy Corcoran
Mike Corcoran
Clodiagh Rangers B
Owen Shortt
Paul Ryan
Paudie Ryan
Clodiagh Rangers B' were back on the road on Sunday as they travelled to play Latteragh Celtic, hoping to bounce back after last week's defeat to table toppers Nenagh Celtic B'.
Clodiagh Rangers started as if they meant business, creating an abundance of chances, and it was with an air of inevitability that the first goal arrived for the away team with Paul Ryan finished clinically into the corner of the net from a low cross.
Showing good appetite in the attacking third of the pitch, Paul Ryan turned provider for Clodiagh's second goal, playing Paudie Ryan through who finished well. Unfortunately Ryan blotted his copybook somewhat, seeing his penalty effort blocked by the over-worked Brendan Hayes in the Latteragh Celtic goal who was singlehandedly keeping the home side in the contest.
Clodiagh Rangers began the second half as they finished the first and increased their lead to three on the hour when Eoin Shortt was quickest to react after Hayes had parried an Eamon Cullagh shot.
You might be mistaken for thinking the points were safe at this stage, but this is a dangerous assumption in the NTDL, and an incredible turn of events saw Latteragh Celtic shoot their way back into the contest. Declan Ryan breathed fresh life into the Latteragh Celtic cause when he headed to the net from a long throw in and this provided the home side with the impetus for a fightback. A second followed shortly after, with Gleeson unfortunate to see an attempt at a defensive header skid past Kinane in his own goal.
Latteragh Celtic could smell blood and pressed for an equalizer that duly arrived courtesy of some slack marking from a corner allowing Billy Corcoran to head home. With time running out and a draw seeming a bizarrely likely outcome, the ultimate disaster struck in the last minute with a misplaced pass out of defence by Conway allowing Mike Corcoran in to gleefully score past a dejected Clodiagh Rangers keeper. This demoralizing defeat is a massive blow to Clodiagh Rangers B' promotion push and next weekend gives them a break from action with no fixture scheduled.
Andrew Kinane; Keith Ryan, Mark Conway, John Ryan (Nippy), Pat Phelan; Seamus Cullagh, Stephen Gleeson, Paudie Ryan, Paul Ryan; Eoin Shortt, Eamon Cullagh.
Patrick Purcell, MP Cullagh, Rory Ryan