Monday 24 June 2019

Rampant Reid inspires Rangers to big win

David Reid helped himself to 4-4 as Mattock Rangers cruised to a big win over O'Connell's in Collon.

Mattock Rangers 6-7 O'Connell's 0-13

After the sides traded early points, Mattock hit 1-3 without reply, with Reid hitting the net.

Cian Doyle landed his second free for the O'Connells but back came the Collon men with their second goal of the game when Brian Corcoran took the ball soccer style along the end line evading tackles and beat the keeper at the near post. The trend continuedas O'Connell's made marginal gains through Doyle, only to suffer another hammer blow when James Caragher side-stepped his marker to blast to the net.

It got worse for the visitors as another Reid goal made it 4-5 to 0-4 at the break.

Normal service was resumed at the start of the second half when Aaron O'Brien was adjudged to be pulled down in the square and that man Reid stepped up to give the keeper no chance with the resulting penalty and land his hat trick.

Robert Quigley got a point for the visitors only for the home side to put together a great move down the field and Reid was there again to tap the ball into the net for his fourth of the game and put his side 18 points ahead after 40 minute.

With the game all but over, O'Connells kept going and kickedthe next eight points to reduce the margin to 11, but Mattock kept their 100 per cent intact.

MATTOCK RANGERS: Mike Englishby; Shane Maguire, David Brennan, Cathal Clarke; Terry Donegan, Daire Englishby, Sean Gilsenan; Adrian Reid, Daniel Bannon; James Caragher 1-1, Brian Corcoran 1-1, Aaron O'Brien; Christy Grimes, Robert Brennan, David Reid 4-4. Subs: Niall Callan for R Brennan, Alan Caragher for B Corcoran, Hugh Donnelly 0-1 for S Maguire.

O'CONNELLS: Stuart Reynolds 0-1; Andrew Shields, Conor Byrne, Keith Woods; Killian Shields, Andrew Sharkey, Jackie Agnew; Sean Cairns, Dean Stanfield; Paul McKeever 0-2, Robert Quigley 0-5, Emmet Byrne; Niall Conlon, Conor Culligan, Cian Doyle 0-5. Subs: Jason Carroll for K Shields BC, David Eager for C Culligan.

Drogheda Independent