Tobermore United 1
TOBERMORE boss Oliver McAuley must be wondering what his side has to do to put more points on the board after a goal three minutes from time denied them a deserved share of the spoils at Castlederg last Saturday.
On paper Dergview’s recent form made them favourites in this game but as we all know that’s not how football always works and it was the visitors who looked most dangerous from the off with Neil Lamont and his new strike partner Kevin Lynch both going close. The home side came more into the game as the half wore on and with 30 minutes gone some hesitation at the back led to the ball ending up in Willie Hassan’s net going in off the unfortunate John Neil to put the home side ahead.
10 minutes later big John was involved in Tobermore’s equalizer when he was hauled down inside the box and Sean Henneghan made no mistake to level the scores from the resulting penalty kick.
The second half was a very even affair with both sides creating good chances. Lynch went close when he almost connected with a back post ball and at the other end Hassan did well to prevent the home side taking the lead again but with only 3 minutes remaining and as it seemed the points would be shared Tobermore switched off for a moment which allowed the Dergview sub too much room and he fired home the winner from just outside the box. This was another away game that Tobermore returned without anything to show for their efforts but despite the loss there were plenty of positives to take out of the game.
Tobermore United: W. Hassan, L. Forgrave, J. Neill, S. Mulgrew, G. Donaldson, J. Neill, S. Henneghan, J. Lockhart, D. McClements, N. Lamont, K. Lynch
Subs; D. Stewart, R. McAuley, K. Steele, D. Patton, R. Winton.
Tobermore have a break from league action next week when they entertain Strabane in the N, W Cup. Their next league game is on Saturday Sept 29th at home to league leaders Ards.
Saturday September 22nd V Strabane (home) Craig Memorial Cup, 2.30 ko.
Saturday September 29th V Ards (home) 3.00 kick off
Tobermore United Reserves
United’s first team may be finding it difficult to get things going in Championship 1 but their reserves are flying high with 4 wins out of their first 4 league games.
On Saturday past they defeated Desertmartin Swifts 2-0 at Fortwilliam Park with both goals coming from Nigel Evans.
The reserves would like to thank Cloverhill Fuels who sponsored Saturday’s match ball.
Tobermore United F C Mini Soccer Centre.
Tobermore Mini Soccer Centre sessions continue in Maghera Recreation Centre every Saturday morning from 10.00 am until 11.00.
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 www.facebook.com/tobermoreunitedminisoccer