Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

6 April 2014
Division 3
Lough Derg ‘B'
Clodiagh Rangers C
Kevin Ryan
Vincent Ryan Clodiagh Rangers 'C' made the long trip to Killaloe to face highflying Lough Derg ‘B' at their new ground at Clarisfort on Sunday.

The visitors started impressively and took an early lead when Kevin Ryan cut inside his marker and fired home into the bottom corner.

Clodiagh Rangers were aided by a strong wind in the opening half and had numerous chances to extend the lead and would later rue their profligacy in front of goal.

Shane Kinane hit the cross bar with an audacious effort from almost forty yards and James Coffey came close after a neat through ball from Kevin Ryan.

Coffey again came close just before the break but could only find the outside of the side netting when through on goal. The home side were kept relatively at bay during the opening period by a resolute Clodiagh rangers' defence, but when Lough Derg increased the pressure in the second half cracks began to appear.

A well-delivered corner was met by a thumping header just before the hour mark to bring the hosts level.

Clodiagh Rangers responded well to the setback and David Considine was unlucky to hit the frame of the goal from the edge of the area when his effort deserved better.

 Clodiagh Rangers maintained the momentum but were finding themselves increasingly luckless in front of goal and saw a Patrick Lowry header cleared off the line by a Lough Derg defender.

With Clodiagh Rangers throwing more numbers forward in pursuit of a winner they were hit with a killer blow at the other end when a hopeful punt forward was carried by the wind over the head of the hapless Morgan Greene in the Clodiagh Rangers goal, who was deputizing for the injured Stephen Gleeson.

Lough Derg tagged on an insurance goal from a well-executed setpiece with minutes to play to ensure the victory over a demoralized Clodiagh Rangers team whose performance on the day deserved far better.
Stephen Gleeson,
PJ Kennedy, John Ryan, Patrick Lowry, Shane Kinane, Morgan Greene, Jack Spillane, Seamus Cullagh, Kevin Ryan, David Considine, James Coffey.