Carrick Rovers 3-1 Rock Celtic
Carrick Rovers came up against newly crowned league champions Rock Celtic last Saturday in a game in which the three points were vital to for Rovers to secure a place in the top flight. Manager Ian Smith decided on an attacking formation and employed all his striking options in his starting line up.
Carrick Rovers 3-2 Ardee Celtic
Rovers earned their first home win in the league this season with victory over Ardee Celtic. In truth the game should have been done and dusted midway through the second half but as with many of the games this campaign they made life difficult for themselves in a tense finish.
Carrick Rovers 2-0 Square
Rovers continued in their quest to rescue a season which has been somewhat disappointing as they comfortably overcame Square in this Reserve Cup fixture. A few of the absentees from the previous week were back on duty at Birdy Development Park in the sides first home fixture since the end of January.
Marsh Celtic 1-0 Carrick Rovers
Rovers returned to league action on Saturday last after last week’s cup win and unfortunately their old league form was on show again. With a number of casualties from a combination of the previous nights training and other activities on Friday!, there was a number of phone calls made to draft in some cover – Peter Maxwell in particular made every effort to help out as he raced home for his kit at the last minute.
Carrick Rovers reserves put their league form to one side against Albion Rovers, and they left Monasterboice with a deserved win and a place in the next round of the Reserve Cup. Rovers started very brightly and for the first ten minutes they were well on top with most of the play coming through Demo Connolly and Paul Byrne in the centre of midfield. With a few half chances coming in the opening period it should’ve been a case of building on the confident start, this wasn’t to be.