Dr Crokes 2-2 Laune Rangers 3-6
Laune Rangers Under 14s picked up two great wins in Lewis Road on Wednesday evening as they defeated Dr Crokes in both Divisions One and Nine of the County League.
In Division Nine, Laune Rangers White Team got their first win of the campaign, as goals from Adam Carey, Oisin Lynch and Cillian Foley made the difference. All three goal scorers also added a point each, as did Senan O’Meara, Eoghan Joy & David Crowley. In all, a good performance was rewarded with an away win.
Final Score:- Dr Crokes 2-2, Laune Rangers 3-6.
Laune Rangers White Panel:- Jack Foley, Barry Moriarty, Darragh Evans, Cathal O’Callaghan, Cillian Moriarty, Cillian Buckley, Senan O’Meara (0-1), James Prendiville, Cillian Foley (1-1), Eoghan Joy (0-1), Gearoid Prendiville, David Crowley (0-1), Jamie Healy, Killian Spillane, Adam Owens (1-1), Dara Joy, Ryan McCormack, Oisin Lynch (1-1)
Dr Crokes 0-9, Laune Rangers 3-10
In Division One, the Under 14 Blue Team recorded their third win from as many games as an assured second half performance made all the difference.
Adam Owens pointed Rangers ahead in the second minute, but two Crokes points (1 free) reversed the scoreline soon afterwards. Laune Rangers first goal came in the 10th minute, as Darragh O’Grady finished soccer-style to the net after a sweeping counter-attack move started by full back Patrick Brennan’s interception. A Dr Crokes point was cancelled out by Eoghan Hassett to see Rangers lead by 1-2 to 0-3 after 15 minutes. Tom Whittleton added a point to extend Rangers’ lead with a well taken point, but Crokes managed four unanswered points (2 frees) to take a one point lead into the break. A good save by Crokes goalkeeper Mark Long ensured that this would be the case as he saved a shot at goal by Eoghan Hassett in the 25th minute. Half Time score:- Dr Crokes 0-7, Laune Rangers 1-3.
Dr Crokes opened the second half scoring with an excellent point, but this was cancelled out by a Callum Russell free from 30 yards out. Adam Owens levelled matters with his 2nd point of the night before Rangers put themselves truly in the driving seat with two goals in the space of 30 seconds. Darragh O’Grady put the finishing touch to a fine move, which included a great pass from full forward Marc Clifford. Clifford himself got his team’s third goal, as he was alert enough to beat the full back to a short kickout and put the ball into the net again. Dr Crokes goalkeeper Long may have felt at fault for the third goal, but he more than made up for it with two more excellent saves from Mikey O’Donnell & Jack O’Sullivan as points from Callum Russell and Ryan Diggin left Laune Rangers ahead by 3-7 to 0-8 with a quarter to play. Rangers outscored Crokes by three points to one in the final quarter – through Russell, Hassett & Diggin - to close out the game for a good win. Full Time score:- Dr Crokes 0-9, Laune Rangers 3-10.
The result leaves Laune Rangers top of the Division One Table after three away games, with the two home games against Ballymacelligott & Kilcummin to play.
Laune Rangers: Jake Reenstierna, Aona O’Shea, Patrick Brennan, Cathal Crowley, Tom Whittleton (0-1), Calum Moriarty, Darragh Mangan, Callum Russell (0-3), Matt Reenstierna, Eoghan Hassett (0-2), Mikey O’Donnell, Jack O’Sullivan, Darragh O’Grady (2-0), Marc Clifford (1-0), Adam Owens (0-2). Subs: Ciarán O’Sullivan, Ryan Diggin (0-2), Jack Healy, Daniel Evans, James Treacy, Sean Twiss.