Football: Tobermore United get better of Killymoon Rangers in Mid-Ulster derby clash

BATTLE... Killymoon's Roger Greer battles for the ball during last Saturday's derby clash with Tobermore Utd.INMM4713-357SR

BATTLE... Killymoon's Roger Greer battles for the ball during last Saturday's derby clash with Tobermore Utd.INMM4713-357SR

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Despite dominating this game for long periods and having numerous chances to take the lead it took Tobermore all of 75 minutes to breach a resolute Killymoon defence, and that came courtesy of a penalty.

The Cookstown outfit were well up for this derby after a great draw the previous week against PSNI and it was they who created the first chance with only a couple of minutes gone.

Tobermore soon found their rhythm with some great moves but rarely troubled Matt Rainey in the visitor’s goals and any time they did get a shot on target the young stopper dealt comfortably with it.

The game became a little feisty and referee Davy Walker dished out a few yellow cards to both sides as tempers flared.

Killymoon went in the happier at half time and they continued to frustrate the home side well into the second half but on 75 minutes the hard working Trevor Pakhill was upended inside the penalty box and the same player put Tobermore into the lead with a well taken spot kick.

Despite this setback Killymoon continued to play some neat football with Johnny Young involved in most of their play but on 85 minutes their big centre half Andy Neill received a red card for disputing a decision and Tobermore punished the 10 men with a tap in by Gareth McLaughlin on 90 minutes to wrap up the points.

Up next for Killymoon will be the visit of Banbridge at the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena on Saturday 30th November with a 3pm kick off. All support is welcome.

Killymoon will travel to Harland and Wolfe Welders in the fourth round of the Irish Cup with the tie to be played Saturday 7th December with a 1.30pm kick off.

Goals from Cameron Stewart (2), Stuart Donaghy, John Scott and David Miller helped the reserve side to a 5-1 victory over 3rd Ballyclare Old Boys also on Saturday afternoon in the Canada Cup.

Killymoon in association with the Niamh Louise Foundation will be hosting a craft fair on Sunday 8th December at Royal Hotel, Cookstown.

Admission is £2, under 16s get in for free and for the young ones, Santa will also be making an appearance. Everyone is welcome.