Coagh reserves exit Marshall Cup

Marshall Cup

Fivemiletown United 4

Coagh United Res 2

COAGH’S first game in three weeks was a difficult trip to Mid Ulster A side Fivemiletown United.

In typical cup fashion with both sides battling hard in midfield and not much in free flowing in football.

Coagh took the lead on 16 minutes, a through ball from Andy Neill released Jonny Johnson through the middle and he rounded the keeper to score for the visitors. The lead was short lived as a corner from the right was headed against the crossbar only to fall to the feet of ex Coagh forward Dale Noble to level the scores on 23 minutes.

Coagh continued to make life difficult for the home side, matching them in a closely fought game. But the home side where given a helping hand on 37 minutes when the referee adjudged Alex Lees to have fouled in the box, The home striker was successful from the spot to give with a 2-1 lead at the break.

Fivemiletown started the half brighter taking the game to Coagh, and after only 7 minutes Dale Noble completed his hat-trick from a tight angle making the score 3-1.

Coagh again paid the ultimate price with mistakes and a lack of concentration leading to the home side 4th goal,

Coagh made changes with Ally McGuckin replacing Andrew Creighton and soon after Jordan Glasgow and Neil Smyth replacing Stephen Ramsey and David Agnew who was making his first start of the season.

Coagh regained their first half form and on 73 minutes pulled one back through McGuckin from long range. It was too little too late for Coagh who performed well apart from a 15 minute spell in the second half.

Coagh United Res return to league action next Saturday (13th) at Coagh Sports Centre against Banbridge Town Res 2.15 kick-off, where they will also be presented with their new home kit.

Coagh Res: Kyle Nelson, Timmy Graham, Alex Lee, David Agnew, Stephen Glasgow, Stephen Ramsey, Andy Neill, Bill Lees, Andrew Creighton, Jonny Johnson, Matty Kempton, Ally McGuckin, Jordan Glasgow, Neil Smyth, Ian Glasgow.

Coagh Youth 4

Asgrove Youth 0

After falling to their first defeat two weeks ago Coagh youth travelled to Newry side Ashgrove. Coagh Managers were looking for a response and that was exactly what they got with their young warriors running out 4-0 winners.

Before the start of the match both team Managers were aleft with a dilemma after the referee failed to show up. Both teams decided the best way was to do a half each.

Coagh started brighter with Jamie Holmes bursting down the left to find Carson in the middle and Carson made no mistake slotting home number one.

Coagh continued hold possession for a long periods and were rewarded when Wensley, Sloan and Carson released Holmes with a great pass for him fired the ball home for number two.

The home side didn’t really threaten the visitors solid back four. Coagh continued to pressure the home team and a great individual run from Stephen Taylor saw his effort narrowly shave the near top corner.

Coagh made three changes at half-time, Sam Taylor replaced Reid; Cousley came on for Jordan Holmes replaced Kane.

Half-time words from the bench really lifted the young lads and they took to the field eagar to get the match restarted.

A great piece of skill from Sam Taylor got him free; he linked with his cousin Stephen Taylor before he slotted the ball in off the post for number three.

Carson an Jamie Holmes continued to upset to the home team with push and run football. The dominate Wensley continued to control the midfield. At the front Coagh squandered a few chances before Jamie Holmes found space to let go a thunderous strike for the big man to doubled his tally for the game.

Mathew Wensley was this week’s man of the match with a solid performance in the middle of the park.

Last year Mathew was a goal keeper but his love for the game saw him wanting to try his luck as an outfield player and week to week progress has been super.

Coagh Youth travel till lower maze next sat, our next home game is Saturday the 20th. Please travel and support your village team.

Coagh; Cooper, Jordan Holmes, McFetridge, Richardson, Kane, Reid, Stephen Taylor, Wensley, Sloan, Jamie Holmes, Abbott, Cousley, Sam Taylor, Chambers.