Rearcross 'A' 0 - Sallypark 'A' 3
Rearcross succumbed to yet another defeat in the Premier League in a game played against league rivals Sallypark in Rearcross on Saturday evening last. Sallypark got off to a dream start in the fifth minute when slack defending from Rea saw a long range free kick from out on the right finish in the net. Derek O’ Toole almost carved out the equaliser for Rearcross in the 25th minute when his low shot rebounded off the post, an event followed six minutes later by another O’ Toole effort, this time a disallowed goal called back for offside. Rearcross came close again with seven minutes remaining in the half when a quick free kick from Diarmuid Sheehy released Derek O’ toole down the left who crossed to Simon Kennedy with the resultant header just wide of the post. Rearcross began the second half in the same sleepy manner as the first and were duly punished when Eoin Ryan converted from the spot following a handball infringement. It was uphill all the way for the boys from Rea after this with Derek O’ Toole’s effort from a free kick and Kieran Devitt’s post shattering shot being two of the home side’s best attacks. Mark Hogan was next to come close for Rearcross ywhen his shot smashed into the side netting with nine minutes left on the clock. Sallypark sealed the deal with seven minutes remaining on the clock when Noel Gleeson struck a thunderbolt to the top of the net to send the visitors home happy.
Rearcross 'A': Jim Caplis, Matthew Ryan (L), Eamonn Devitt, Mark Hogan, James Gough, Greg Kennedy, Simon Kennedy, Robert Harrington, Diarmuid Sheehy, Kieran Devitt, Derek O’ Toole
Subs: Davy O’ Toole for Derek O’ Toole (60 mins), Liam O’ Toole for James Gough (65 mins)
Subs not used: Declan O’ Toole, Sean Sheehy
Sallypark 'A': Damien Corcoran, Dan Keogh, Gearoid Connors, Kevin Ryan, Eoin Ryan, Brian Freeman, Noel Gleeson, Ciaran Foley, David Young, Aidan Manicle, David Keogh.
Subs: Damien Brady, Anthony Lyons, Steven Murray
Referee: Alec McCormack
Report compiled by Simon Kennedy