Away win for Rearcross U-13 Boys in Killaloe
Rearcross trekked to Killaloe for this league fixture against Lough Derg ‘C’ on Monday morning and were comprehensive 5-1 victors. The Rea boys came into this match on a high after beating League Leaders Borrisokane on Friday evening and hit the ground running with a goal from Patrick Carr inside the first 5 minutes. The visitors kept the pressure on as Conor Nolan saw his shot from the edge of the box go just wide on 7 minutes. Lough Derg settled after this and two strikes on target in the 12th and 15th minute respectively saw Darragh Reynolds called into action to keep the score line intact. Rearcross scored their second goal with a brilliant solo effort by Conor Nolan and then Darragh Reynolds saved again from a Lough Derg counter attack on the 20-minute mark. The Rearcross defence was again to the fore with vital blocks from James Costello, Andrew Hanley and Conor McInerney to stem the Lough Derg attack. Conor Nolan bagged his second of the outing on the half hour mark after great work by Ciaran McLoughlin. The Slieve Felim side were dictating affairs at this stage and great play by Micheál Collins saw his low cross delivered in to the danger area, where Conor Nolan and Ryan Quigley were unlucky not to make contact. The last action of the half saw Paudie Clifford unlucky not to be on the end of a cross from Conor Nolan.
Rearcross were on the attack straight from the kick off and a strike from Jonathan Dawson forced the Lough Derg keeper into action, however Jonathan Dawson scored in the next phase of play after being put through by Patrick Carr before finishing smartly past the Lough Derg keeper. Stephen Ryan and James Costello were rock solid in defence and denied the Lough Derg front men on a number of occasions. Rearcross continued on the front foot as the Lough Derg netminder made a great save from a Jonathan Dawson effort from outside the box. Darragh Reynolds wrapped up the scoring following the best move of the match, a quick corner between Darragh Reynolds and Ciaran McLoughlin saw the latter dribble past two Lough Derg defenders before passing back to Darragh Reynolds who struck the ball with his left foot high past the Lough Derg keeper to the roof of the net. Full credit to a Lough Derg side that didn’t give up and scored a consolation goal towards the end but victory was already assured for Rearcross on this occasion.
Rearcross U-13 Boys: Darragh Reynolds, Conor McInerney, James Costello, Stephen Ryan, Andrew Hanley, Michael Collins, Patrick Carr, Ciaran McLoughlin, Ryan Quigley, Jonathan Dawson, Conor Nolan, Paudie Clifford, Sean Guidera , Patrick Hanley
Lough Derg: Rua Fitzgerald, Leon Kelly, Josh O’Connor, Adam Hayes, Cillian Loughlin, Kyle Murphy, Fergal O’Shaughnessy, Henry McGrath, Paudie Gallagher, Mike Meagher, Christian Hunt, Tom Meskall, Cormac Kavanagh,
Report by Shane Reynolds
|6 February 2023