CAMPILE UNITED hosted Ross Celtic on Friday on a bitterly cold night at Tom O’Neill Park in round two of the Richie Dwyer Over-35 soccer league.
Both sides came into this game having won their opening encounters, and the large crowd at the game bore testament to the expectation.
There was a cautious opening from both sides with few chances in the first quarter.
Dessie Wallace found himself in on goal following a great through ball but the advancing Celtic ‘keeper easily saved.
Shortly after the hard-working Paul O’Leary played a fantastic through ball to Mikey Grangel who squared it back in the expectation of an inrushing forward to slot home, but to Campile’s relief the delivery was cut out by the defence.
The game now began to open up a little and, with Emmet Dunning and Alan Myler prominent, Campile started to probe the Ross Celtic rearguard in the hope of the elusive opening goal.