Central Region Under 16 Division 1 Round 5: Laune Rangers vs An Ghaeltacht. 26/04/2018

posted 26 Apr 2018, 14:29 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 26 Apr 2018, 16:16 ]

Laune Rangers 4-5, An Ghaeltacht 2-7

Laune Rangers hosted An Ghaeltacht on Monday evening a rescheduled Round 4 tie in the Central Region Division 1, played in Cloon pitch.

An Ghaeltacht scored a goal in the opening minute and followed up soon after with a fine point. Laune Rangers soon kicked in to action, and Gearoid Hassett hit the net with a great finish following some great team play in the lead up. Rangers scored a second goal in the 10th minute, as Callum Russell netted from the penalty spot after Gearoid Hassett had been hauled down in the square. Two Ghaeltacht points (one from a free) had the visitors level at 2-0 to 1-3 by the quarter mark.

Points by Gearoid Hassett (free) and Jack Healy were cancelled out a brace from the visitors, but a third Rangers goal came just before the break as Rory O’Connor finished a great run from midfield with an excellent finish. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-2, An Ghaeltacht 1-5.

A highlight of the first half was Sean Cleary’s four separate block downs from An Ghaeltacht shots, and Cleary charged down two more shots by the visitors early in the second half. A goal for An Ghaeltacht levelled the scores again in the 4th minute of the second half, but Rangers responded and a pointed free through Gearoid Hassett was soon followed by a fourth goal for the hosts – Mikey O’Donnell applying the finish after Hassett picked him out with a great pass on a quickly taken free. With a quarter of the game to play, Rangers led by 4-3 to 2-5.

An Ghaeltacht pointed to reduce the gap to three and, after a Gearoid Hassett point was cancelled out by a pointed free for the visitors, there was just a goal between the sides while the teams could have drawn level but for a great save by Jack Foley. However, Marc Clifford got a deserved score for his efforts with a super late point to secure the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 4-5, An Ghaeltacht 2-7.

Laune Rangers have played their final League game & have qualified for the Semi Finals of the Central Region Competition. However, with a couple of games to play elsewhere in the league, they will have to wait to find out who will face.

Laune Rangers Team:- Jake Reenstierna, James Byrne, Matt Reenstierna, Cathal Crowley, Patrick Brennan, Sean Cleary, Darragh Mangan, Rory O’Connor (1-0), Calum Moriarty, Dean Cahill, Marc Clifford (0-1), Callum Russell (1-0 pen), Jack Healy (0-1), Gearóid Hassett (1-3, 2f), Daniel Evans. Subs: Jack Foley for J Reenstierna, Niall Fenton for Crowley, Mikey O’Donnell (1-0) for Evans, James Treacy for Cahill.