RBL enjoy win against Ballynure as Kelso double secures all the points

Andrew Kelso storms forward for RBL. Picture by Daron Patterson.
Andrew Kelso storms forward for RBL. Picture by Daron Patterson.
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Cookstown RBL 3

Ballynure OB 0

It was back to league action as Cookstown RBL entertained Ballynure OB at MUSA last Saturday.

RBL started off very lively and McMenemey had a great chance to open the scoring. Put through on goal he was one on one with the keeper but the Ballynure keeper got down well to save McMenemey’s shot.

Big centre forward Andy Kelso made his presence felt with a menacing charge into the box only for him to be fouled just outside it. The referee blew for a freekick. Kelso stepped up and blasted an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net to make the score 1-0 to the home team.

Cookstown RBL were looking very comfortable for their lead and from a kick out by the Ballynure keeper Cookstown extended their lead with another great goal from Kelso.

The ball fell at Kelso’s feet and from all off 45 yards he returned the ball into an empty net to make it 2-0. Hot shot Kelso could easily have had a hat trick before have time only for some great goalkeeping.

The second half the RBL seemed to take their foot of the gas a bit and they should of added to their tally within the first 10 minutes of the half. Benny Gray and Joel Wylie came on for the home team in what was really a one sided match.

Flying machine Arnie McPartland worked tiredlessly all day and he got his just rewards with a goal that that would be a contender for goal of the season in any league.

With nothing on McPartland recieved the ball on the half way line using his blistering pace he dribbled past three Ballynure players and from the corner of the box he unleashed an absolute screamer which hit the roof of the net.

Cookstown RBL continued to create chances but fell short of extending their goal tally.This Saturday Cookstown RBL travel to play Ballyclare North End at the Ballyclare Leisure Centre. kick off 2pm.