Seven up for clinical Bellurgan
BELLURGAN UTD ROCK CELTIC 7 1
ROCK had the temerity to take an early lead which they suffered for with the under-12 premier division leaders re-acting fast and with clinical efficiency. None more so than in finishing that was the glaring difference between the sides.
For Rock had plenty of possession and in the attacking zone but they failed to capitalize , particularly in the second half when they had countless scoring opportunities to put at least a lot more respectable gloss on the scoreline. Admittedly some of that could be put down to considerable misfortune.
Plus they gave the leaders not a little helping hand -not that they needed it with talents like Sean O’Hare, Milo Veale and Cian McKenna to name a few, and had a most reliable goalkeeper in Dan Ferguson.
Defensively Rock couldn’t be happy with the manner they conceded all of the Bellurgan’s first four goals which left them with a mountain to climb at the break after a tonic start. Alex O’Kane turned in Cormac Broe’s corner kick to put Rock ahead after five minutes.
But O’Hare had already hinted at the danger he posed with only the fine re-action of Conal Duffy preventing him scoring before that.
Goalkeeper Ryan McCutcheon then was forced into an excellent save to prevent him equalizing but he emphatically put the home side on terms when he broke clear. Shouts by Rock for offside were ignored by the referee as he shot to the corner of the net.
Shay Neary was unfortunate then as O’Hare’s corner kick deflected off him into the Rock net to make it 2-1 for the home side after 16 minutes.
That lead was increased ten minutes later when another long ball eluded the Rock defence and Milo Veale was left facing the advancing McCutcheon.
The ball bounced up kindly and he coolly lifted it over the goalkeeper into the empty net.
Bellurgan had a let-off before that when their goalkeeper Dan Ferguson struck the ball off Rock’s Jamie Soraghan and it rolled wide of an open goal.
Two minutes from the break Michael O’Shaughnessy perfectly timed his jump at the back post to powerfully met O’Hare’s corner kick from the right to send the ball into the far top corner of the net.
O’Hare ended any doubt about the destination of the points when only a minute into the second half he pounced as the ball broke in the Rock penalty box and in as flash dispatched it to the net.
Rock with Cian Spaight a constructive force throughout, made a lot of the attacking play, but didn’t enjoy any luck in front of goal In contrast Bellurgan were sharp and clinical when it came to finishing.
Rock’s O’Kane who displayed some delightful trickery was denied by a fine save by Ferguson, one of several by the home goalkeeper.
Then the ball bobbled about the home goalmouth and Ben McKeown looked like he had to score when it fell before him in front of the goalline.
A powerful Spaight free kick was deflected onto the bar by Milo Veala, and the frustration for Rock grew as when they thought the ball had crossed the home goal line Bellurgan swiftly and lethally counterattacked.
Jack Long gave the ball to Cian McKenna in space on half way and he raced clear to slot home Bellurgan’s sixth goal.
Rock continued to seek another elusive score, with Spaight having a free tipped over the crossbar, and another great effort dealt in similar manner by the goalkeeper.
In between McKenna showed the way to finish again, winning possession in the box and rolling the ball into space to smash it into the top corner.
BELLURGAN: Dan Ferguson, Sean Holland, Andrew McArdle, Michael O’Shaughnessy, Emmet Duffy, Sean O’Hare, Jack Long, Caolan Murphy, Cian McKenna, Milo Veale, Conal Shields, Josh Condlon, Dulta O’Neill.
ROCK: Ryan McCutcheon, Jake Logan, Conal Duffy, Jamie Soraghan, Shay Neary, Cian Spaight, Cormac Broe, Liam McQuillan, Alex O’Kane, Harry O’Reilly, Cillian Lynch, Cillian Carroll, Ben McKeown, Micah Musonda. Bellurgan Utd 4 Rock Celtic 1; Muirhevnamor 2 Rock Celtic 1; Bellurgan Utd 2 Glenmuir Utd 0; Quay Celtic 4 Shamrocks 6
Glenmuir Celtic 1 Ardee Celtic 4; Dromin Juv 2 Bellurgan Celtic 2
Glenmuir Athletic 1 Bay Utd 6; Blayney Acad Yellow 2 Bellurgan Athletic 0
Walshestown 2 Blayney Acad 2; Muirhevnamor 1 Quay Celtic 2; Glenmuir Utd 0 Bellurgan Utd 4
Glenmuir Celtic 4 Quay Olympic 0
Shamrocks Celtic 2 Bay Utd 0; Muirhevnamor Celtic 1 Bellurgan Athletic 4
Ardee Celtic 4 Bay Utd 0; Bellurgan Utd 0 Rock Celtic 3
Shamrocks 5 Rockville 0 Bellurgan Celtic 0 Rock Celtic 2 FIXTURES
Shamrocks v Rock Celtic, Bellew Park 7.30 Wednesday 05 December
Quay Celtic v Ardee Celtic, Clancy Pk 7.30
Bay Utd v Redeemer, Bellew Park 7.30
Rock Celtic v Shamrocks, Sandy Lane 11.00
Shamrocks Celtic v Bellurgan Athletic, Fatima 11.00
Rock Celtic v Quay Athletic, Sandy Lane 12.30; Shamrocks v Bellurgan Utd, Fatima 12.30; St Dominic’s v Ardee Celtic, Friary Field 12.30 Rock Celtic v Muirhevnamor, Sandy Lane 11.00
Dromin Juv v Blayney Acad Blue, Dromin 11.00
Blayney Acad Yellow v Bay Utd, Beech Hill 11.00
Bellurgan Utd v Quay Celtic, Bellurgan 12.30 U16 Division 1
Bellurgan Celtic v St Dominic’s, Bellurgan 2.00;
Bellurgan Utd Blayney Acad Glenmuir Utd Woodview Rock Celtic Shamrocks Muirhevnamor Quay Celtic Ardee Celtic Bellurgan Celtic Photos: Ken Finegan P 14 12 12 13 12 13 12 14 P 11 12 W 13 10 6 4 4 5 5 0 W 10 9 D 0 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 D 1 2 L 1 2 5 5 6 7 7 14 L 0 1 PTS 39 30 19 16 14 16 15 0 PTS 31 29
Shea Neary makes a break up the left wing for Rock Celtic against Muirhevnamór.