FOLLOWING two disappointing defeats in successive games, Killymoon Reserves travelled to Tobermore for a local derby. With so many players missing the ever youthful Martin Bogan was drafted into spearhead the attack. Gary Weir also made his first ever start.
The pitch was in a poor condition and with the raining coming down heavily, conditions were far from ideal.
Manager Phil Gray had his side pumped up prior to kick off and they responded superbly. The midfield of Doyle, Young, Shannon and Millar were performing superbly and it was only a matter of time before the scoring was opened.
Bogan grabbed the opening goal of the game when he sprung the offside trap to run thirty yards and slip the ball past the oncoming keeper. With the bit between their teeth, the Moon bombarded the Tobermore goal. Shannon provided the assist for the second as Weir placed a superb diving header past the helpless keeper.
Weir was once again at the centre of action as he unleashed a thunderbolt from twenty five yards which slammed off the crossbar.
Millar soon made it 3-0 shortly after when he squeezed his shot into the bottom corner.
3-0 at half time. The match seemed more or less over and Killymoon took their foot off the gas and allowed the home side back into the tie.
Smith, McGaw, Chesney and McPartland were all alert to the danger and dealt with any threat comfortably.
Chances were falling to both sides and it took a marvellous save from Brown to stop Tobermore from grabbing a goal. Killymoon scored a fourth as Shannon diverted the ball into the back of the net to make it four.
As the game came to a close, McPartland was upended in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Bogan grabbed the ball and slotted home to leave the score at 5.-0.
Manager Phil Gray was delighted with the performance and said that it was a superb display by the entire side.
Saturday 22nd October - Chimney Corner Reserves Vs Killymoon Rangers Reserves- 2.00pm kick off.