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One Slip Costs Brave Battling 16’s

Carrick Rovers 0-1 Johnstown
NECSL 16 Premier

Carrick Rovers 16’s met Johnstown on Saturday 26th January. Johnstown opened strongly with some robust dealings in front of the Carrick goals, Conor Duffy took off an acrobatic tackle to prevent them getting an early lead, Johnstown were at full throttle and gave the Carrick defenders some testing drives towards Carrick’s goals. Carrick were equally up to the task and were showing how much they have improved over the course of this season.

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Grimes Hatrick Hero for 16’s

Carrick Rovers 3-2 Park Celtic Summerhill
NECSL 16 Premier

Carrick Rovers 16’s met Park Celtic Summerhill for our second league encounter. The last meeting was a closely fought match with Park Celtic Summerhill coming away as 2-1 winners. These two teams are similar in style and ability so a tough battle loomed.

Carrick have improved over the season and opened well with strong passing moves up to the forwards, a long through ball found Kevin Lambe free and he bore down on the Park Celtic Summerhill goals on a one on one with the goalie – surely a goal but conditions under foot were not kind to Kevin and it was saved, but this was a good opening rally and got the Carrick lads spirits up.

Read more: Grimes Hatrick Hero for 16’s

Carrick 16’s in 10 Goal Thriller

Carrick Rovers 6-4 Kentstown
NECSL 16 Premier

Carrick Rovers 16’s met Kentstown on the Shercock Road. Carrick Rovers 16’s lads are keen to keep their new found winning form intact.

A lot of training has been done to get us back on track and determination is high in the Carrick camp but Kentstown who are above us in the table would be a formidable opponent.

Carrick started with some nice clever passing moves and this was the solid type of start that has evaded us so far this season, Carrick pushed the ball around and got a few early attacks on the Kentstown goal.

Andrew McMahon had his debut in goals and saved many strong Kentstown assaults on his goals.

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16's back in winning form

Bohermeen 1-3 Carrick Rovers
16 John Harte Cup

Carrick Rovers 16’s met Bohermeen in the Cup First Round in Navan. We are having a difficult season and were keen to get back on track. Carrick opened well and attacked Bohermeen with some nice one touch passes to make a few good advances towards goal.

Bohermeen were quick on the counterattack and liked to send in long balls over our defence to their pacy forwards, one attack had their forward bearing down on the Carrick goals only for Conor Duffy to catch up with him and stop him with a sound sliding tackle.

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Carrick Under 16’s Second Half Performance Came Too Late

Johnstown 2-0 Carrick Rovers
NECSL 16 Premier

Carrick Rovers 16’s met Johnstown on Saturday 13th October. Johnstown are top of the table and Carrick needed to improve on past performances to compete with a skilful Johnstown team.

Johnstown opened strongly with some robust dealings in front of the Carrick goals, Conor Duffy took off an acrobatic save to prevent them getting an early lead, Johnstown were at full throttle and gave the Carrick defenders some testing drives towards Carrick’s goals. Andrew Culleton had a busy time marshalling his area. Peter Boylan made some brave aerial duels with the Johnstown forwards and saved us on many occasions.

Read more: Carrick Under 16’s Second Half Performance Came Too Late

Carrick 16’s Second Half Slips Prove Costly

Carrick Rovers 2-5 Trim Celtic
NECSL 16 Premier

Carrick Rovers 16’s met Trim Celtic in the league on Saturday 06 October. Trim Celtic are one of the stronger teams in our division and we knew we were going to have to hit fifth gear from the start.

Carrick didn’t disappoint in this respect with Richie Sheridan having a strong shot on the Trim Celtic goals saved in the third minute. Carrick were attacking with some nice passing moves up the wings. Cormac Boylan was sending some nice through balls to Kevin Lambe who had another good shot saved. Trim Celtic hit back with some fast moves through midfield and only for some good tackling by Liam McGeough would have broke through to the Carrick goals.

Read more: Carrick 16’s Second Half Slips Prove Costly