Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

20 April 2014
Division 3
Cloughjordan B
Clodiagh Rangers C
David Considine 2
James Coffey pen
Clodiagh Rangers ‘C' travelled to title contenders Cloughjordan ‘B' for their penultimate league fixture of the season on Sunday.

Despite playing well for much of the game Clodiagh Rangers lost out to a very strong home side in a high scoring free flowing contest.

The opening goal arrived mid way through the first half, when Clodiagh Rangers lost possession in midfield and the hosts punished the visitors with a well executed through ball providing the opportunity for the Cloughjordan forward to finish from an acute angle.

A second goal for the home team followed shortly after courtesy of a well-taken freekick from the edge of the Clodiagh Rangers area.

The visitors did not let their heads drop and should have halved the deficit before halftime when they won a penalty after good work from James Coffey closing down possession in the opposing penalty box.

Unfortunately for Clodiagh Rangers, David Considine saw his penalty saved by the Cloughjordan goalkeeper.

The second half began with Cloughjordan in the ascendancy and they increased their lead when some neat build up play on the left fashioned an opening for a shot from the edge of the area that found the top corner of the net.

Clodiagh Rangers responded immediately and a slide rule pass by James Coffey inside the box put David Considine in on goal and this time he made no mistake as he slotted home beyond the advancing goalkeeper.

The goals continued to flow however with Cloughjordan having the better luck in front of goal, and David O'Meara opened a four goal advantage for the hosts when he powered home a finish from ten yards from a corner kick and followed it up with a finish from a swift counter-attack.

Clodiagh Rangers struck their second of the game with twenty minutes to play with Coffey and Considine again combining to similar effect. Considine's confidence was showing no ill effects from his first half penalty miss and was proving a constant threat in the final third and his direct style forced the home team into the concession of a second penalty.

James Coffey assumed the penalty responsibilities and duly converted to reduce the deficit to two once more.

Clodiagh Rangers pressed the Cloughjordan side hard in the closing stages sensing that a result could be salvaged from the fixture, but the three points were finally secured by Cloughjordan when a mishit floated cross from the right wing found the top corner of Nathan Delaney's goal.
Nathan Delaney, PJ Kennedy, John Ryan, Shane Kinane, Paddy Ryan, Vincent Ryan, Niall Grant, Pat Phelan, Stephen Gleeson, James Coffey, David Considine.