Moon secure league status

PSNI 0 Killymoon Rangers 1

KILLYMOON Rangers finally secured their Championship 2 status for next season with a hard fought victory at Newforge.

The first half was a fairly gritty affair with chances few and far between. Mulgrew fired over for the Police and Ali Young saw his shot well saved by the PSNI keeper.

In their next attack, Young was robbed of the ball just as he was set to fire home. Harkness then shot wide from a long throw in as the Tyrone outfit put some serious pressure on the home goal.

Philson had a great opportunity for the PSNI but Michael Brown saved well to keep the game scoreless.

The away side found that elusive goal only moments before the half time whistle. McElhatton delivered a superb free kick and Purvis rose highest to nod home.

The PSNI took the game to Killymoon in the second half but the away side were defending superbly and counter attacked with pace and precision.

A move involving Montgomery, Young and McGaw nearly resulted in a goal but McGaw was unable to apply the finishing touches.

The Police had a penalty appeal turned down as Philson was booked for diving inside the box. Holden was next to go close for the Police as he saw his free kick hit the wall. Killymoon broke up the other end of the pitch but the home rearguard scambled clear.

Harkness then created another chance for Killymoon. Young raced through but the covering defender and the keeper managed to divert the ball out for a corner.

From the resulting corner, Purvis rose once again but was unable to find the back of the net.

Both sides had half chances prior to the final whistle but they were unable to take them. The final whistle sounded with Killymoon the victors by a score of 1-0.

Killymoon Rangers; M Brown, J Scott, S Purvis, S McElhatton, D McMullan, M Harkness, G McGaw, J Ferry, W Montgomery, A Young, J Young; Subs; C Stewart, C Kilpatrick, G McElhatton, D Hudson.

Killymoon play their final home game of the season on Saturday when they face Armagh City at MUSA. Kick off is 3pm.

On Tuesday 1st May, Killymoon play their final match of the season when they travel to Belfast to play Sport and Leisure. Kick off is 7pm.

The Reserves face 3rd Ballyclare in the Linda Welshman Cup final on Friday 11th May at Allen Park, Antrim. Kick off 7pm.

The club will be holding their annual dinner on Saturday 26th May in the Royal Hotel, Cookstown at 8pm. The total cost is £20. All names and money should be given to Stephen Charles or Malcolm McConkey on or before 19th May