Sunday 18 March 2018

It's seven up for Trim as they hit five goals in second half

BARRY Kierans' first game in charge of Quay Celtic was one to forget as his new charges slumped to a heavy defeat following a calamitous second half on Sunday.

It was a particularly difficult game for goalkeeper Lee Smith, elevated from the club's reserves, as defensively the side struggled badly on their visit to Trim.

The first half wasn't too bad ending level at two goals apiece, with Quay twice coming from behind. But when Trim regained the lead for the third time five minutes after the break Quay collapsed, and Smith even saved a penalty as the hosts tagged on four more goals.

Trim took the lead with a shot from 25 yards that the normally assured Smith perhaps should have saved on five minutes. Barry Carr on his league debut for Quay equalised 15 minutes later. The striker calmly rounded the Trim goalkeeper and tucked the ball in the net after being put through by another new signing Denis Cholach.

Trim went ahead again on 35 minutes when Smith missed his attempted punch as a corner was swung into his goalmouth, and the ball was headed into his net at the far post.

However, Quay responded once again to go in level with Carr grabbing his second goal three minutes from the break with a smashing finish. He controlled first time Darren Noone's pass on the edge of the 18 yard line and shot to the Trim net.

QUAY CELTIC: Lee Smith, Barry McKenna, Gavin Donnelly, Oisin McGee, Barry Walsh, Darren Noone, Emmet O'Brien, Denis Cholach, Deco Moran, John McArdle (Barry McKenna), Barry Carr. Other sub Mark Casey.

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