Football: Coagh United’s survival chances rapidly diminishing after H&W Welders defeat

Coagh's Marcus Dallas will miss the next match through suspension.
Coagh's Marcus Dallas will miss the next match through suspension.

Harland and Wolff Welders secure a comfortable home win over bottom of the table Coagh United last Saturday.

A mistake in the Coagh defence and an unlucky own goal in the first half left Coagh with a mountain to climb in the second half.

Coagh started well with Gillespie and Lamont missing the target from good positions but it all went wrong for Coagh after seventeen minutes.

Marcus Dallas was carried off after injuring himself in a tackle which saw his name go into the Referee’s note book.

After Mattie Kempton had replaced Dallas, Coagh was caught napping with Garth Beattie running straight past James Ferguson to score the opener.

The visitors rallied with Steven Lamont hitting the upright moments later as lady luck again eluded Coagh. William Hassan kept Coagh in the match but the Coagh stopper could do nothing to stop the second goal.

Coagh again were guilty of sloppy passing and gave away an unnecessary corner kick.

William Armstrong took the kick and in the scramble to get the ball cleared the ball was deflect of Calderwood and into the net.

Coagh pushed hard in the second half but when Steven Cockcroft scored on 86, it was game over for the Hagan Park side.

On 88minutes the home side made it four. Mattie Kempton lost the ball in the attacking half and it only took one pass so sent the goal scoring legend on a clear run on goal, to finish Coagh off.

Coagh’s chances of staying in Championship one this season are now very slim and on this display some of the players have already thrown the towel in.

Coagh still have a slim chance but must win Tuesday night’s away battle to Dergview without the suspended Jason Gillespie and Marcus Dallas. Kick off 7.45pm.

On Saturday Coagh continue the gruelling away sequel set by the League with an away fixture to Bangor. The following Tuesday 1st April Coagh travel to Ballyclare 7.45pm while at 3pm its away to Lisburn Distillery on Saturday.

Coagh finish this away run of seven travelling to Dundela on Tuesday the 8th April. 6-45p,

Sympathy; Coagh United FC pass on their deepest sympathy to player Scott McGeown on the death of his granny Martha McGeown and extend this to the wider family circle.

HW Welders: Lee Windrum, Gareth Beattie, Craig Harris,Ryan Deans, Daniel McMurray, Paul Dickson, Joshua Cahoon, Chris Middleton, William Armstrong, Sammy Divine, Scott Davision, Philip Simpson, Stephen Cockcroft.

Coagh: William Hassan, Mathew Young, James Ferguson, David Calderwood, Stephen Glasgow, (Aaron Thornton) Steven Park, Marcus Dallas, (Mathew Kempton), Joel Bradley, Stephen Lamont (Aaron Campbell) Jason Gillespie,

Referee: Steven Taylor, Paul Berry, Mervyn Adamson