Carrick Rovers 2-4 Glaslough Villa
Carrick Rovers played some really good football last Saturday morning. In fact they have played a lot worse and won games. This fiercely competitive match was decided in a ten minute spell which saw Rovers concede three goals. Carrick made a bright start and deservedly took the lead through a Cormac O’Hanlon close range effort. When centre half Fionn O’Callaghan went off injured this destabilised the Carrick back line and they gave away three goals despite some good keeping by Breffni Henry.
Carrick played some lovely football after the break. Quick open fluent football, which was very easy on the eye and indeed much appreciated by the vocal supporters of both teams. When Peter McElroy played in Jack Gillick he was only too happy to add to his season's tally, blasting in an unstoppable shot. When Cathal O’Rourke won a penalty Villa looked in real trouble. The responsibility fell on the able shoulders of Robert McCloskey, unfortunately the ball clipped the outside of the post. Minutes later, man of the match, Tiernan O’Riordain volleyed just over from twenty yards out. Regardless of the score this was a much improved performance by the Carrick boys.