Rearcross 'A' 1 - Roscrea United 'B' 4
Roscrea were the visitors to Rearcross on Sunday last for a Barry Cup quarter final clash with the hosts. Rearcross were in positive mood after putting two consecutive victories over title chasing Borroway in their previous 2 victories. Missing a number of players due to various reasons Rearcross came flying out of the traps after Kieran Devitt played a nice ball into Declan O Toole just inside the Roscrea half where the elder statesman of the side played a slick pass through to Michael O Gorman who showed all the pace and composure to finish well past the keeper. 4 minutes gone and Rearcross were 1 0 to the good. Sadly however this was as good as it got for home side. The sides were level on 7 minutes when Rearcross failed to clear their lines from a corner and the ball was neatly finished to the net by the Roscrea midfielder. It was 2 1 to the away side on 22 minutes when Roscrea scored a great goal from a free kick on the edge of the box. Rea were suffered a double blow in the 25th minute when both Michael O Gorman and Kieran Devitt were forced off with injury and were replaced by Tommy Lyons and Eamonn Devitt. Rearcross pushed hard for an equaliser for the rest of the half but couldn't carve out a clear cut chance to make the tie level. Rearcross started well in the second half but it was Roscrea who went 3 1 up when their attacker picked up the ball 35 yards from goal and send a thunderbolt to the top of the net, very much a goal that wouldn't look out of place on match of the day. Rearcross pushed to get back in the game going 3 at the back but Roscrea struck late to leave the final scoreline at 4 1 to the away side. Rearcross will hope to bounce back but face a very tough fixture against high flying premier division side BT Harps on Friday night.
Rearcross 'A': Jim Caplis, Tommy Ryan, Greg Kennedy, Eamonn Wade, Rob Harrington, Liam Ryan, Kieran Devitt, Davy O Toole, Darragh Kennedy, Declan O Toole, Michael O Gorman.
Subs: Tommy Lyons, Eamonn Devitt
Report compiled by Eamonn Devitt