Wednesday 26 June 2019

Celtic come good in second half

MILLSTREET Celtic returned to winning ways on enjoying a comfortable 52 win over Greenmount 5-2 in a competitive Cork AUL Division IA hosted in Millstreet Town Park.

The visitors grabbed a shock early lead but Millstreet built into a steady rhythm, rewarded on 20 minutes, Tadhg Collins centring for Adrian O'Connor to force the ball home from close range.

Again Greenmount threatened and might well had regained the advantage but Millstreet were thankful to ' keeper Piotr Oziast on brillantly saving from the penalty spot. From the nip and tuck affair, Millstreet created good chances yet the host supporters were again singing the praises of Oziast and his sharpness brought off a series of outstanding saves to thwart a frustrated Greenmount.

Millstreet rallied to grab a lead in the 50th min. Michael Murphy put the ball through for Collins to oblige via the woodwork. That score provided the lift for Millstreet to dominate and Collins turned provided for Adrian Murphy to finish surperbly.

Hard though as Greenmount attempted to get back into the reckoning, Millstreet grabbed a crucial fourth goal, Eamon O'Keeffe instigating the move, a long ball found Collins to rifle an unstoppable drive to the net.

Those strikes frustrated the visitors who lost two players to indiscipline. With both a clear lead and with a numericall advantage, Millstreet controlled the remainder of the contest. Murphy got his second of the day when he tucked away the rebound after a Collins shot had been saved for a full time tally of 5-2 in favour of the hosts.