Rearcross Youths 2 - Arra Rovers 0
Rearcross welcomed Arra Rovers to Rearcross FC Grounds for this league tie on Saturday and secured maximum points on a two nil score line. Kevin Connolly had the first shot of the game after just 1 minute which was well saved by the Arra keeper. Patrick Carey was next to go close and with a better finish could have given Rea the lead. Kevin who was a dominated force in Midfield went close again after 12 mins with a shot from outside the box. Patrick Carey went close again with a lovely Shane Long like touch to take the ball down unfortunately he hadn’t the finish to match. Rearcross were by far the better team in the first half but it looked like the sides would go in level at the half until a Darragh Kennedy delievery into the box was flicked by Brain Carey to his younger brother Patrick who at the third time who asking made no mistake with a great finish to give Rea the lead.. Both sides had chances to add to the score line after this with Patrick Coffey in the Rearcross goals turning in a fine display and keeping Rearcross in the game on numerous occasions. Arra lloked the more likely to score and had it not been for a combination of good Rearcross defending and Patrick Coffeey in goals the game may have turned out differently. Rearcross eventually got the important second goal through a superb individual effort from Kevin Connolly who waltzed through the centre before dispatching to the corner of the net with just minutes left on the clock. Rearcross showed just what they can do when they put their minds to it with a great home performance.
Rearcross Youths: Patrick Coffey, Martin Nolan, Brian Carey, Paul Ryan, Shane Quigley, Thomas Lyons, Kevin Connolly, Darragh Kennedy Evan Gleeson, Gary McMahon, Patrick Carey.
Arra Rovers: David Lumbroso, Daniel Nevin, Michael O'Mahony, Robert Byrne, Ronan Gill, Aaron Quigley, Ruan Muldowney, Keith Nealon, Brian Flynn, Ciaran Williams
Sub: Brian Cunningham.
Referee: Alec McCormack
Report compiled by James Deegan