Killymoon Rangers 0 Knockbreda 4.
IT was Knockbreda who left the Mid Ulster Sports Arena with a handsome victory on Saturday as they put four past an out of sorts Killymoon Rangers. The home side had gone into the game after a decent run of form as they had picked up three wins out of four games. However, Brian McGarry will be disappointed with his side as they lost out to Belfats outfit Knockbreda FC on Saturday.
It was a largely even first half at the Sports Arena as play swung from end to end but crucially both teams were guilt of missing several guilt edged opportunities. The home side saw their best chance fall to Kevin Kelly, who saw his effort go wide.
However, on 26 minutes the game changed and Knockbreda took full advantage of a bizarre situation. A Killymoon clearance ricochetted off another Moon defender. To everybodies amazement inside the ground, the referee awarded a direct free kick.
Former Linfield midfielder MIguel Chines scored from the free kick to make it 1-0. Shortly after Chris Watters had a couple of chances to extend the lead for Knockbreda.
It ended 1-0 to the Belfast outfit at half time.
The home side responded well in the early stages of the second half as Kelly and McGaw went close. However, any hopes of a Killymoon revival were soon forgotten about as Paul Young scored with a powerful effort. Killymoon replacement Mick Hagan went close with a number of chances but he failed to get that elusive Killymoon comeback goal.
Knockbreda added a quick fire double with ten minutes remaining as Craig McCracken scored twice to conclude a miserable afternoon for the home side.
Following Saturday’s disappointing result at home to Knockbreda, Killymoon now have a free week as this have a bye in the Intermediate Cup.
Killymoon Rangers are holding a 40th reunion on Saturday 4th February 2012, in the Royal Hotel, Cookstown. Why not come and along and reminisce about your experiences at Killymoon Rangers and have a chat with ex-teammates. To book your place contact Malcolm McConkey: 07818840362
The club would like to wish Lisa McElhatton a speedy recovery from her broken toe and to big Phil Gray as well.