27 November 2022 | 10:09 PM

Away defeat for depleted Rearcross 'A'

Rearcross FC scrambled to find a panel for today's fixture and ended up coming home empty handed. Missing a half dozen notable names Rearcross travelled north to take on Borrisokane. Rearcross FC had the majority of possession throughout the fixture but failed to turn this into goals. Borrisokane went one nil up in the first half when a defensive mix up saw a Borrisokane attacker stroke the ball home from three yards out. Rearcross FC piled on the pressure and had all the chances in the game, but it was their play in the final third let them down. Rearcross FC made a triple substitution at half time to try and alter proceedings.
In the second half Rearcross FC went 2-0 down when Borrisokane caught Rearcross FC on the counterattack. Borrisokane won a free kick on the edge of the box. This free was fired towards goal and despite Brian Hammersley's best efforts saw the ball poked into the Rearcross net. Rearcross FC went three nil down shortly after when a hopeful cross was met by a Rearcross FC head and ended up in the back of the net. Rearcross FC rallied and had plenty of chances to make a game of the tie but failed to do so. James Deegan had two efforts land in the arms of the Borrisokane keeper throughout the game. Greg Kennedy had a number of efforts, most notably a half volley following pressure from the Rearcross FC attackers. This was heading for the corner of the net, but a last-minute deflection took the ball away from its intended target. Nigel Ryan up front for Rea caused problems all day. Kieran Devitt's hard graft won a free kick on the edge of the box. Nigel Ryan converted the free kick with a low strike into the net. Rearcross FC had a number of half chances and corners but failed to turn their superior possession into goals. Rearcross battled hard but never broke through the Borrisokane rearguard again despite their best efforts.

Rearcross FC: Brian Hammersley, Paul Carey, Robert Harrington, Eamonn Wade, James Rochford, Kieran Devitt, Nigel Ryan, Greg Kennedy, Oisin Kelly, Conor Nolan, James Deegan
Subs: Paul Nolan, Brian Nolan, Stephen Rochford, Gavin Denihan, Colm Nolan


Report by Greg Kennedy


Date Time Season
27 November 2022 10:09 PM 2022