Match Results & Reports

Clodiagh Rangers 'C' 1 - Rearcross 'B' 1

Rearcross 'B' made the early morning trek to Drombane for this Third Division League fixture against the home side and lost out on all three points after conceding a late equalizer. The Rea boys got off to a great start after hitting the opener on eleven minutes when PJ McLoughlin set up Declan O'Toole who headed his first of the campaign between the posts. The hosts threatened on the fifteen minute mark with a free effort which was well saved by Sean Sheehy, this was followed with a good move involving Declan O'Toole, Liam Nolan and Liam Ryan with the latter's effort not far away. James Deegan was in the action on 26 minutes after releasing Liam Ryan who was unlucky not to open his account. Sean Sheehy was to fore again ten minutes before the break with a smart save following a corner kick. It was proving a difficult outing for Liam Ryan who was denied two minutes before the break after finishing a move involving Declan O'Toole and Joey Nolan, however the home side's keeper was equal to the effort. Clodiagh Rangers exerted the early pressure in the second half and came close with a good effort which thumped off the crossbar ten minutes after the restart. Joey Nolan linked up with Liam Ryan two minutes later but the shot flew over the bar. James Deegan's solo run ended with a well struck effort which went away from the target. Rearcross were denied again on 66 minutes when Joey Nolan was in a one on one position with the keeper, however the Clodiagh custodian was able to collect. Rearcross had further chances after this but failed to add to their tally and paid the price with four minutes remaining when the referee pointed to the spot for a handball infringement, Jamie Moloney stepped up to convert from the spot. Paul McGrath nearly bagged a dramatic winner for the visiting side in the dying moments only for the effort to be blocked down on the edge of the box to leave it all square at the full time whistle.

Rearcross 'B': Sean Sheehy, Shane Reynolds, Theo English, John Fanning, Liam Nolan(B), PJ McLoughlin, Paul McGrath, James Deegan, Declan O'Toole, Joey Nolan, Liam Ryan
Subs: Shane Quigley, Shane Reynolds

Referee: Paul Horgan