Photos from todays Challenge Cup Semi Final V Quay Celtic in which Rovers lost 2-1.
Carrick Rovers bounced back from the disappointment of the previous weeks defeat against league leaders Trim Celtic when they came out on top in a five goal encounter against the visitors to Birdy Development Park, Dromin Utd on Sunday last. This was a game that Rovers should have won comfortably, almost threw away and came out on top in eventually courtesy of Gary McCarthys second goal of the game in the 88th minute, a result which leaves them 8 points adrift of leaders Trim ,albeit with a game in hand, with just 5 games to go.
Carrick Rovers MDL Premier Division title hopes were severely dashed at Birdy Development Park on Sunday last when they came out on the wrong side of a 5 goal thriller against the league leaders, an excellent Trim Celtic side, who now move 8 points ahead of Rovers with just 6 league games to go.
Photos from todays MDL Premier game V Trim Celtic in which Rovers lost 3-2
Carrick Rovers progressed to the semi final of the blue riband competition of the MDL, the Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup, for just the second time in their history when they safely negotiated a tricky quarter final tie away to Division 2 leaders Drogheda outfit Boyne Harps at Hazel Lane, Drogheda on Sunday morning last. The Premier Division side knew that their opponents would provide a stern test of their cup credentials but on a decent pitch a 16th minute penalty from ace striker Wayne Kerley was enough to see the South Monaghan side deservedly book their passage into the last 4.
Carrick Rovers made the trip to Sandy Lane in Blackrock on Friday night last to take on old rivals, a resurgent Rock Celtic and a cracking game under the Blackrock lights saw the visitors pick up a well earned point which keeps them in touch at the top of the MDL Premier Division as the season enters a crucial phase.
Carrick Rovers saw their chance to overtake Trim Celtic at the top of the MDL Premier Division come to nothing when they suffered a surprise reversal at the hands of a very physical Bellurgan Utd at Birdy Development Park on Sunday when they lost out by the odd goal in 7. This does not tell the story of a game however in which Rovers were by far the better outfit but their inability to defend corner kicks and the concession of 2 penalties in addition to being reduced to 9 men by a referee who did nothing to endear himself to the home contingent meant that Rovers were to fall short in their quest to go top.
Carrick Rovers bounced back from their disappointing league result the previous week when they ensured their place in the quarter finals of the Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup with a resounding victory over Division 3 outfit, the previously unbeaten this season Bailieboro Celtic in Bailieboro on Sunday last. Rovers needed to get their season back on track and they did so in emphatic style as Bailieboro were to feel a Carrick backlash and how.
Kilmessan Shield Quater Finals
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