Football: Cookstown Olympic beaten on their travels

TACKLE... Killymoon Rangers Reserves Johnny Young is tackled by a Cookstown Olympic player during Saturday's clash at Beechway.INMM0814-360SR
TACKLE... Killymoon Rangers Reserves Johnny Young is tackled by a Cookstown Olympic player during Saturday's clash at Beechway.INMM0814-360SR
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Cookstown Olympic who are sponsored this season by the Dunleath Bar, travelled to Carrickfergus to play Castle Star last Saturday and lost 2-1.

Olympic caught the home team on the hop and had the ball in the net after three minutes but it was judged offside.

Against the run of play after 10 minutes Olympic’s keeper Jamie O’Neill made a great save while 4 minutes later Kevin Kelly dragged a shot just wide.

A one–on–one chance then fell to Nigel Johnston with the lob going just over after 20 minutes while on 27 minutes Castle Star shot wide of the post.

Olympic then had another Nigel Johnston break on goals but their keeper made a great save after 32 minutes and another save on 40 minutes again denied Johnston.

Against the wind in the second half Olympic started well with another break after 46 minutes for Nigel Johnston but again the Castle Star keeper saved.

Olympic dug in as Castle Star pushed forward and hit the post after 54 minutes and got their first goal three minutes later. This lead to a big push from the home team which Olympic handled well due to a formation change.

Things turned in Olympics favour after 75 minutes when Curtis Hunter fed the ball to Crippy Eastwood on the right and he chipped the keeper from a tight angle for Olympics equalizer.

Castle Star went for the win and Olympic were defending well until the Castle Star winner came after 86 minutes from a goal mouth scramble that fell luckily for their forward.

Team: Jamie O’Neill, L Mullan, E McSloy, S Conway, R Devlin, C Eastwood, D McGuckin, M Meenan, K Loughry, K Kelly, N Johnston. Subs O Maguire and C Hunter.

Next Saturday Olympic will travel for another local derby against Killymoon Reserves with a venue yet to be confirmed.

The Lucky 4 numbers for Saturday were 2, 5, 6 and 19. There were no winners who matched three or four numbers. The jackpot will now be £400.

Last Man Standing is down to 5 players. all details on the notice board section of the club’s website.