Ballywilliam 3 - Rearcross 'B' 2
Rearcross 'B' lost out by the odd goal in five to Ballywilliam at the away venue on Sunday, the home team were fast out of the traps and rattled the Rearcross woodwork in the early stages of the game. Rearcross settled as the half wore on threatened with efforts from Gary Ryan and PJ McLoughlin while at other end the Rearcross back four were defending well. Rearcross came close when Sean Kennedy clipped the crossbar with a long range effort and Jim Caplis reacted well with a one handed save to leave it scoreless at the break. The Rearcross Quarries side applied all the pressure after the resumption as good work from Sean Kennedy and Leo Ryan set up Gary Ryan who finished with aplom to the back of the net. The visitors kept the pressure on as Gary Ryan headed down to Leo who shot narrowly over while at the other end Jim Caplis made a smart save. PJ McLoughlin was having a fine outing for the green & whites and wasn't far away with a fine effort. Ballywilliam edged ahead with a headed effort with finished in the bottom corner, Rearcross didn't give up and Tommy Lyons fired over from distance. The Slieve Felim side were dealt a succour blow with the concession of a penalty which was duly converted eleven minutes from time, but Rearcross didn't give up and brought it back to the minimum with a well struck shot from Leo Ryan and then PJ McLoughlin was unlucky not to level matters with a fine effort which was just wide of the upright, Rearcross will now prepare for an Ann Kennedy Tournament clash against Donohill on Tuesday evening.
Rearcross 'B': Jim Caplis,Tommy Lyons, Martin McLoughlin, Sean Hickey, Liam Nolan, Robert Harringhton, Sean Kennedy, PJ McLoughlin, Liam, Ryan,Gary Ryan, Dylan Ryan
Subs: Joey Nolan, Theo English, Diarmuid Sheehy.
Referee: John Roche