Carrick Rovers 12s A team travelled to Killylough to take on the locals on Saturday at 10 o clock and came away with all 3 points and a very impressive performance. The Rovers dominated from start to finish in a very one sided game. Daniel had the Rovers 2 up with 2 good finishes before there was 5 minutes on the clock. Dylan soon made it 3 from a well taken free kick and midway through the half Flynn got in on the act with a good finish from the edge of the box. Stevie finished from close range before Dylan added 2 more to bring the first half to a close.
Carrick Rovers 1-2 Glaslough Villa
A change of venue from the Inver College to the Ballybay Road didn't give Carrick Rovers 14's any great advantage as they came up against a well organised and motivated Glaslough side on Saturday afternoon. Rovers never got into any sort rhythm and at times couldn't put 2 passes together to ever threaten the visitors defence and the North Monaghan side grew and grew into the game as the 1st half progressed. Rovers started on the front foot but struggled to put any combinations together in the final 3rd of the pitch and the Glaslough defence dealt comfortably with most of Rovers attacks. On the one occasion that Rovers did string a few passes together, Donnach Swinburne and Oisin O'Hanlon linked up well before the latter released Sean Clarke on the left wing and he beat his marker before swinging in a cross that Darren Leegan couldn't convert.
Rovers' 15's were away to last year's league winners Monaghan Utd with Jack McMahon captain for the day.
Rovers started with great intensity putting Utd under great pressure every time they had the ball.
After 15 min play it was 0-0 but Rovers were playing the better football. 19 mins into the game Rovers scored with a great pass from Jack down the right to Dylan McCahey who a had a bit of work to do before he got his goal.
For the second week in succession Rovers left the field of play with the unfamiliar winning feeling in what was a Div 2 mid table game which was graced by four excellent finishes, any of which deserved to be a match winner. The game started with Rovers edging the early exchanges as they played with the sun on their backs on a bright sunny Sunday morning on the Ballybay road.