Mat­tock’s mighty form con­tin­ues in Coo­ley

Mid Louth Independent - - SPORT -

MAT­TOCK Rangers chalked up an­other vic­tory to main­tain their bright start to the 2018 cam­paign as they came away from Fr McEvoy Park with a hard-fought two-point vic­tory.

The Col­lon side had the bet­ter of the first half ex­changes but had to with­stand a strong Coo­ley re­vival af­ter the break be­fore hold­ing out for an­other im­pres­sive vic­tory.

Mat­tock opened their cam­paign with an eye-catch­ing win over Ardee St Mary’s while Coo­ley were bid­ding to get off the mark af­ter an open­ing day de­feat to Dreadnots.

And the early-sea­son con­fi­dence of the Mat­tock men was ev­i­dent once again as they built up a 0-7 to 0-2 lead at half time and al­though Coo­ley man­aged to cut the gap in the sec­ond pe­riod they were un­able to avoid a sec­ond suc­ces­sive de­feat.

The ev­er­green David Reid top scored once again for Mat­tock while Aaron O’Brien chipped in with three points.

Mid­fielder Daniel Ban­non kicked two im­por­tant points.

For Coo­ley Fearghal Malone and Eoin McDaid scored three points apiece but it wasn’t enough to save the game and avoid a sec­ond straight de­feat of tyhe cam­paign.

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