Another last gasp defeat breaks Tobermore hearts

BLOCK... Tobermore's Neil Lamont blocks out this H&W Welders effort.INMM1013-348SR PICTURES: Simon Robinson
BLOCK... Tobermore's Neil Lamont blocks out this H&W Welders effort.INMM1013-348SR PICTURES: Simon Robinson

The Welders were the visitors to Fortwilliam Park last Saturday and, not for the first time this season, a last minute goal denied Tobermore a share of the spoils which their second half performance deserved.

The visitors shaded play in a lively first half but it took them 40 minutes to make the break through against a resolute Tobermore defence and when it did come it was a simple back post tap in for David Larmour that broke the deadlock.

Neil Lamont restored parity on the hour mark with a wonderful goal when he left his marker on his backside and gave Wayne Drummond in the visitors goals no chance with a fierce drive.

Tobermore were in control of the game at this point but couldn’t get the all important second goal and it was Drummond who prevented the home side from going ahead when he somehow got a finger tip to a Willie Hassan shot deflecting his goal bound effort onto the post and wide.

The visitors came back into the game in the last 15 minutes but again Tobermore were able to comfortably deal with their attacks.

But in injury time they failed to cut out a left wing cross and Chris Middleton was on hand to bundle the ball over the line to give his side all three points.

Tobermore United: M. Farnoik, R. Winton, K. Steele, G. Donaldson, J. Neill, P. Spratt, S. Heneghan, D. McClements, W. Hassan, N. Lamont, L. Forgrave. Subs; J. Henry, A. Whiteside, S. Mulgrew

Tobermore United would like to thank Willie Hawe and the Dry Dock, Magherafelt who sponsored the match ball for last Saturday’s game. Anyone interested in sponsoring a game or match ball or putting up an advertising sign around the ground should get it touch with any committee member or contact the club on raymondjcbeatty@hotmail.com

Tobermore have only one more home game to play and its next Saturday against Limavady United.

A win for Tobermore is most important with only five games left to play so it would be great to see a good crowd out to cheer on the lads.

Tobermore Mini Soccer Centre are still on the lookout for extra coaches and volunteers including female coaches so anyone interest, and past experience is not necessary, please contact Liam on the face book details below.

Meanwhile sessions continue in Maghera Recreation Centre every Saturday morning from 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 more information visit Facebook or tobermoreminisoccer.com