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Rovers brilliant counter attacking display

Carrick Rovers 3-1 Johnstown
NECSL 17 Premier

Rovers 17’s produced their best performance of the season so far in defeating highly placed Johnstown, on the running track pitch on Saturday morning. Short a few regulars, including a recognized Goal keeper, they went into the game with just the bare 12 players against a team with ambitions of winning the league. Rovers started sharply and within the 1st 3 minutes they should have taken the lead when Patrick Larney released Aaron Jones with a defense splitting pass that put Jones 1 on 1 with the keeper but the Johnstown man made himself big and smothered the danger. Within 3 minutes Johnstown had opened the scoring after a mistake at the back by Rovers let the away striker have a run at goal and then he smashed a rising shot over stand-in keeper Ryan Carolan.

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Rovers 17's push high flying neighbours all the way

Carrick Rovers 1-2 Newtown
NECSL 17 Premier

Carrick Rovers 17's hosted near neighbours, Newtown, in a rescheduled fixture, on the Carrick Aces pitch on Saturday morning. Newtown are currently top of the NECSL 17's League and only last week beat a strong Cork side to qualify for the last 8 of the FAI Umbro Cup, so this was always going to be a hard game.

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European hangover for Rovers 17’s

Carrick Rovers 1-2 Park Celtic Summerhill
NECSL 17 Premier
After their Coupe de Jumelage heroics earlier in the week, Carrick Rovers returned to the bread and butter of the NECSL on Saturday morning where Park Celtic Summerhill made the long trip to Carrickmacross. Rovers started sharply, though short a few regulars, and took the game to PCS early on, Patrick Larney and Aaron Jones combining well up front and bringing Padraig Marron and Ryan Carolan into play on the wings. David Wilson and Robert Berg were anchoring the Carrick midfield and Ronan O’Callaghan, Ian Martin, Thomas Finnegan and Cian Matthews, were forming a good shield in front of goalkeeper Mark Kieran.

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Carrick Rovers return The Coupe de Jumelage to Carrickmacross

Carrick Rovers 1-1 DC de Carhaix - Rovers 4-2 on pens
Coupe de Jumelage

There was something of an International feel to proceedings on the Ballybay Road on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, as the visitors were DC de Carhaix, from Brittany, France. They had travelled to Carrickmacross to see if they could retain the Coupe de Jumelage (The Twinning Cup), which they had won 12 months previously in France against Carrick Rovers 17’s side. A large crowd had gathered to support these local lads and the visitors and both the day and the pitch, encouraged both sides to play good entertaining football.

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17's continue good run

Carrick Rovers 2-1 Trim Celtic
NECSL 17 Premier
Carrick Rovers 17's hosted old foes Trim Celtic on the Convent Lands on Saturday morning. These sides haven't met for a couple of seasons so it was always going to be cautious. Trim started brightly and settled into a good passing rythme early on and Rovers struggled to contain their movement for the first 10 minutes or so but then they grew into the game.

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Rovers 17's get off to a flyer

Carrick Rovers 7-3 Torro
NECSL 17 Premier
Carrick Rovers 17's entertained Meath side Torro on Saturday morning on the Convent Lands. It was a beautiful morning and the condition of the pitch encouraged good football. Rovers got out of the blocks from the start and the Midfield partnership of Padraig Marron and Robert Berg build a solid platform for the frontline of Stephen Lynagh, Patrick Larney, Aaron Jones and Andrew Butler to get at Torro straight away. After 3 minutes leftback Cian Matthews won possession and found Marron in the middle of the field, he got his head up and picked out the run of Larney with a terrific ball in behind the Torro defence. Larney had only the keeper to beat and he coolly lofted the ball over him and into the back of the net.

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17's beat League Champions

Carrick Rovers 4-3 Parkvilla
NECSL 17 Premier

Carrick Rovers 17's first home game of the season, saw last years League Champions Parkvilla travelling to the Convent Lands pitch. The game started brightly with the much changed Navan team having the bigger percentage of the possession without really troubling the Rovers back line of Ryan Carolan, Ian Martin, Thomas Finnegan and Cian Matthews.

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