Warrenpoint Town 3 Tobermore Utd 2
A MUCH depleted Tobermore side travelled to second placed Warrenpoint Town last Saturday and despite a late second half comeback they suffered another defeat and now have two ‘cup final’ league games left to try maintain their Championship One status.
In terrible conditions Tobermore keeper Paul Wells was having a magnificent game making a number of fine saves and with a little luck Neil Lamont and Willie Hassan could have put the visitors ahead early on but it was Stephen Hughes who broke the deadlock to put the home side ahead five minutes before the break.
Stephen McCabe doubled their advantage with a fine strike 10 minutes into the second half and when McCabe got his second with 20 minutes to go it looked like a cricket score was possible.
However, Warrenpoint weren’t aware of Tobermore’s talent on the subs bench namely, Jim Scott and Adrian Whiteside, who introduced themselves into the action with 15 minutes to go and suddenly the visitors were in control.
With the pitch turning into a quagmire in the continuous rain Hassan pulled one back with 10 minutes to go and Lamont had the home side on the rack with Tobermore’s second with two minutes left on the clock.
There wasn’t enough time to complete the comeback but boss Scotty will take some comfort in the spirit shown by his side .
Now, with no game until Saturday, April 27 he will be hoping that some of the injured players will be fit enough to travel to fellow strugglers Loughgall and avoid a repeat of him and his assistant ‘Bouncy’ having to come out of retirement again.
Tobermore United: P. Wells, R. Winton, A. Graham, K. Steele, G. Donaldson, J. Neill, D. McClements, W. Hassan, D. Stewart, N. Lamont, S. Cochrane. Subs; J. Scott, A. Whiteside, M. Farniok.
Saturday, April 27 v Loughgall, away, 3pm
Saturday, May 4 v Bangor, away, noon
Tobermore Mini Soccer Centre
TOBERMORE Mini Soccer Centre is on the lookout for extra coaches and volunteers including female coaches so anyone interested, and past experience is not necessary, please contact Liam via the facebook details below.
Meanwhile sessions continue in Maghera Recreation Centre every Saturday 10-11am.
Players as usual should come along kitted out ready to play with shin guards and trainers or boots, weather permitting.
The fun sessions are supervised by IFA accredited coaches and are open to all boys and girls of primary school age.
For information visit www.facebook.com/tobermoreunitedminisoccer http://www.tobermoreminisoccer.com