Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

29 September 2013
Division 3
Clodiagh Rangers C
Jamie Moloney 2
Patrick Lowry
Sallypark B
Joe Shanahan 2
Jack O'Donnell
Clodiagh Rangers C' hosted Sallypark 'B' on their newly developed second pitch in Drombane last Sunday and emerged with a hard-fought point despite having to relinquish a number of players, promoted to the 'B' squad.

In an entertaining and open game of football the visitors struck first blood when Joe Shanahan headed past Declan Boland midway through the half from a cornerback, somewhat against the run of play. Clodiagh Rangers wasted little time restoring parity however and when Stephen Gleeson passed the ball to Jamie Moloney inside the Sallypark area, he evaded a number of defenders to fire a low shot to the corner of the net to mark his debut with a goal.

The home team continued to make the running in the second half and took the lead shortly after the break when Bobby Wade played a weighted through-pass for Moloney, who took the ball in his stride and clipped a cool finish beyond the advancing keeper.

Clodiagh Rangers maintained control of the game for the ensuing twenty minutes creating a number of chances to extend their lead, but were undone with ten minutes to play when Sallypark were awarded a penalty which Shanahan duly converted for his second.

Matters got much worse for the Drombane side moments later when Jack O'Donnell capped a fine counter-attack move to fire the visitors into the lead with time running out.

Clodiagh Rangers refused to let their heads drop however, and forced a corner in injury time that lead to an equalizer. Sallypark failed to clear the initial cross effectively and Bobby Wade squared the ball to Patrick Lowry to finish from close range. A point saved, but Clodiagh Rangers might consider this two points dropped given the number of chances they had in the second half to put daylight between the sides. The result however was enough to claw the Drombane side off the bottom of the table after picking up a series of draws in recent weeks.
Declan Boland, Jack Spillane, Morgan Greene, Patrick Lowry, Pat Phelan, Niall Grant, Stephen Gleeson, Jamie Moloney, Vincent Ryan, Bobby Wade & James Coffey.
David Wade, Seamus Cullagh.