All the reports from Clodiagh Rangers FC’s games this week.
08th September ‘13, Division One, Borrisokane ‘A’ 2 vs Clodiagh Rangers ‘A’ 1
Clodiagh Rangers ‘A’ suffered a costly defeat away to Borrisokane ‘A’ on Sunday morning. The home team dominated the opening period and deservedly went into the break with a two-goal lead. Clearly stung by a disappointing first half performance, a rejuvenated Clodiagh Rangers side set about the second half with real purpose and established a foothold in the game with an early goal. Mark Quinlan holding the ball up well, played his strike partner Tommy Stevens through on goal, and Stevens coolly slotted the ball beyond the advancing keeper to reduce the deficit. The strike partnership combined again moments later but this time the Borrisokane keeper was equal to Steven’s volleyed effort, when the ball looked destined to find the net. Clodiagh Rangers applied serious pressure on the home defence in search of an equaliser, but to their credit the Borrisokane outfit held firm, and could themselves have extended their lead on the counter attack. Despite their best efforts, Clodiagh Rangers could not find the goal that they desperately needed, and sank to a second consecutive league defeat.
Team: Adrian Cooke; James Murray, Greg Fewer, Andrew Fogarty, Barry O’Loughlin; Gareth Foxton, Jason Forrestal, Denis McCullagh, Shane O’Dwyer; Tommy Stevens, Mark Quinlan.
08th September ‘13, Division Two, Streamstown Celtic ‘A’ 10 vs Clodiagh Rangers ‘B’ 2
01st September ‘13, Division Two, Clodiagh Rangers ‘B’ 6 vs Templetuohy ‘A’ 2
Clodiagh Rangers ‘B’ had too much firepower for Templetuohy ‘A’ on a 6-2 scoreline in this league fixture played in Drombane on Sunday morning. The hosts went in at the break with a slender one-goal lead, thanks to a Paul Shanahan brace and a goal from Ailbe O’Donoghue while Templetuohy’s marksmen were Eugene Davy with a twenty yard effort and Tony Buston who headed home just before half time. The second half was all one-way traffic though, with a dominant display from the Clodiagh Rangers side. Paul Ryan, Brian Carroll and Daithi Maher tagged on three unanswered goals to seal the points.
08th September ‘13, Division Two, Arra Rovers ‘B’ 1 vs Clodiagh Rangers ‘C’ 1
Clodiagh Rangers ‘C’ travelled to Portroe to face Arra Rovers ‘B’ on Sunday afternoon. Clodiagh Rangers opened brilliantly, creating numerous problems for their opponents, and deservedly went ahead after fifteen minutes. A flowing move involving Shane Kinane and Jack Spillane created a shooting opportunity for James Coffey who blasted home from just inside the area. The same trio continued to cause problems for the hosts in the first half but Clodiagh Rangers could not add to their lead. The visitors paid the price for not putting daylight between the sides on the score board when, on the stroke of half time, a dangerous Arra Rovers cross was deflected into the net off a luckless Clodiagh Rangers’ defender. Clodiagh Rangers began the second half brightly again, and James Coffey was unlucky not to score his second when his long-range effort hit the bar. Arra Rovers began to assert themselves after the hour mark and created a few half chances however the Clodiagh Rangers defence managed to keep them at bay. The away side had a late shout for a penalty when Shane Kinane was taken down by the Arra Rovers keeper however the referee waved play on, leaving Clodiagh Rangers still in search of a league win, but can be satisfied with a solid away day performance.
Team: Declan Boland, P.J. Kennedy, Morgan Greene, Kevin Ryan, Colm Kennedy, Stephen Gleeson, Paddy Ryan Martin, Jack Spillane, Bobby Wade, Shane Kinane and James Coffey.
Subs: Sean Coffey, Jamie Maloney, David Wade, Pat Phelan & Vincent Ryan.