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Thursday 18 September 2014

Holders rampant as Rossin are sunk

Published 09/01/2013 | 10:37

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HOLDERS Woodview Celtic strolled to victory and a place in the next round of the Tully Bookmakers Cup at Glenmuir Park on Thursday evening, proving far too strong for minnows Rossin who play four divisions below them.

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They took the lead after seven minutes with a finely crafted goal that set the trend on the night, with the champions producing an assortment of excellent goals. A great ball by Andrew Duffy resulted in a bullet-like header by Paudie Hearty.

A long ball by Keith Finnegan, playing his second game of the season, found Owen Armstrong who set up Alan Larkin to double their advantage.

Stephen Grimes hit a glorious low shot from outside the 18yard box to make it 3-0 at the interval, by which time they could have been out of sight but for the visitors' goalkeeper who made a succession of fine saves.

Slack play allowed the visitors to pull a goal back at the start of the second half, and for a time Woodview struggled to find their rhythm again, but they were handed back the initiative from an unexpected source when the Rossin goalkeeper spilled a long-range shot from Billy Smith into his net, with the striker having only just been introduced into the home team.

That triggered a flurry of goals, with Mickey O'Kane glancing a cross from the right by Owen Armstrong into the far side of the net from the near post. Partner Paudie Hearty smashed then a shot in off the underside of the bar for his second.

Andrew Duffy struck the pick of a quality mix of goals when he unleashed a marvellous shot from just inside the visitors' box that flew into the Rossin net and O'Kane rounded off the evening's goal feast when he volleyed home from the edge of the box.

WOODVIEW CELTIC: Padraig Gorham, Paul Warnock, Ray McCann, Chris Caulfield (Alan McCartney), Keith Finnegan, Owen Armstrong, Stephen Grimes (Billy Smith), Alan Larkin (Paul McArdle), Andrew Duffy, Mickey O'Kane, Paudie Hearty.

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