Carrick Rovers entertained Fordrew on Saturday at home in the league. Carrick were hoping to get there own back after a heavy defeat to Fordrew early in the season. Rovers started well with Declan Finnegan causing a lot of trouble down the wings with some great runs. Fordrew were causing problems of there own with some good counter attacking play. One of these moves paid off in the 25 minute when a Fordrew player shot from 20 yards, with the help of a deflecting found the back of the net.
Carrick Rovers welcomed Kingscourt to Carrick last Saturday in the league and left with another draw. This had to be one of the worst matches of the season, as the only football that was played, was played in the last 20 minutes.
Carrick Rovers travelled to the hills of Ballyjamesduff on Saturday afternoon for their 13th league match of the season. Carrick started the match very well and were in control all over the pitch. The first chance landing to Declan Finnegan, whose shot was well saved.
Carrick Rovers got their first taste of provincial football when they entertained Lazio FC from the foothills of the Dublin mountains Saturday last. This fixture was scheduled for three weeks earlier but the Lazio FC pitch was unplayable and the match venue was reversed to Carrickmacross. For some of the lads it was not their first time in this competition but for the vast majority it was.
Carrick needed to show a bit of pride after last week’s thumping at the hands of Baileboro and they had the tough task of taking on the second placed team in the league BMC to deal with at home this weekend.
On a rain soaked afternoon Carrick came away from Fordew just outside Kells with the question - What if? In a match with eight goals and a spirit of fair play it was hard to believe that there were 12 yellow cards and two red cards handed out. From the start of the game the referee was unable to cope with the pitch conditions and went from one mistake to another.
Carrick travelled to Slane on Saturday last for the 1st round of the Reilly Cup. With the injury list having two keepers on it, the manager had to call on one of his outfield players to plug the spot.