Carrick Rovers 9-1 Oldcastle
Carrick Rovers U16 side began their league with a convincing 9-1 victory over Oldcastle. After the early exchanges where both sides were getting a feel for things on a very greasy Shercock road surface the Carrick lads started to dictate things with Johnny Coleman and Colin Clerkin cleaning up in the middle of the field. The rovers first goal came from good work down the right with the ball being played across the box by the impressive Adam Waller where it eventually broke to Cillian Leegan who in turn coolly slotted the ball past the keeper. Rovers second goal came after 20 mins when the predator Patrick McMahon turned the ball past the onrushing Oldcastle keeper from six yards..The rest of the first half rovers continued to dominate with both wingers Cillian Leegan and Owen Duffy until injured proving a menace to the Oldcastle defence. Killian Rudden who at this stage had replaced Duffy also showed some deft touches and was always a treat. Oldcastle did attack but mostly to no avail as the rovers defence consisting of Dylan Ogle, James Doherty, Ryan Duffy and Ian Aherne shut up shop and collectively were very impressive.
The second half started pretty much the way the first half had ended with the Rovers lads on the front foot and indeed it continued to go that way with Carrick adding 7 more goals through Colin Clerkin, 1, Cillian Leegan, 1, Adam Waller, 2, Dylan Ogle who had started the game right back and ending it up front with 1, and finally Patrick McMahon adding 2 more to the one he tucked away in the first half and so ending the game with a Hat-trick and the match ball!!!!! Rovers did concede one goal through a lapse in concentration but at that stage the game as a contest was already over. David Kirk in goals pulled off a couple of fantastic saves when he was called upon. All in all Carrick played extremely well with some nice moves and good finishing and will look forward to their next fixture on Saturday.
Team: David Kirk, Dylan Ogle,Ian Aherne, James Doherty, Ryan Duffy, Johnny Coleman, Owen Duffy,Colin Clerkin, Adam Waller,Patrick Mc Mahon,Cillian Leegan. Sub Killian Rudden