Coagh hit rock bottom as Celtic land six-goal sucker-punch

HEADER... Coagh's Jason Gillespie wins this aerial encounter during last Saturday league clash with Loughgall at Hagan Park.INMM3513-397SR
HEADER... Coagh's Jason Gillespie wins this aerial encounter during last Saturday league clash with Loughgall at Hagan Park.INMM3513-397SR

Coagh United hit rock bottom with another very poor performance away from home on Saturday.

Coagh have now conceded twenty three goals in five league matches in Coagh’s worst ever start to any football season.

Total lack of commitment from most of the Coagh players led to Donegal recording a very easy win.

With no match next week, Coagh will try and get things back on track in a friendly match against Tobermore where commitment and passion for the shirt will be on top of the Managers’ list.

It looked even early on as both sides exchanged shots, corner kicks and free kicks. On 17 minutes the home side opened the score after David Calderwood’s attempted clearance fell to Kevin Hughes, his cross was headed in at the back post by the unmarked Andy Warwick.

Moments later the same move nearly brought a second goal for Warwick but this time the player headed wide. Jamie Tomelty had a rare shot at the keeper saved but even after he fumbled it the alert D.C defence was on hand to make the clearance.

Coagh’s Scott McCordick and Jason Gillespie worked their socks off but could find no way past the home keeper. Celtic socked Coagh pressure and made the visitors pay when they took control after the ball was again lost in the mid area allowing Kevin Hughes the easy task of netting number two.

A good penalty appeal may have changed things for Coagh at the restart, but all three officials were the only people that missed the out-stretched hand and Coagh’s chance to get back into the game was missed.

In the second half Hughes hit a curling shot off the bar while moments later Gary Warwick walked through the Coagh defence to easily slot home number three.

Coagh huffed and puffed but lack of ideas and a lost ball in the middle of the park allowed Celtic in for number four, another gift. Coagh replaced Tomelty and Dallas in an effort to inject something into the midfield area.

Coagh got something back when the tireless Scott McGeown was brought down in the box. Jason Gillespie made no mistake from the spot. Kevin Hughes missed an easy header after Coagh’s goal.

Joe Todd made it five after latching onto a Conor Downey free kick and with Coagh totally out of the game, Rossbough made it six. With only one point out of five games Coagh need a lot of hard work on the training ground.

Coagh will play Tobermore this week at Hagan Park in a friendly at Hagan Park, 2-30pm

Coagh United: William Hassan, Scott McGeown, James Ferguson, David Calderwood, Barry Anderson,(Mark Taylor) Steven Park, Jamie Tomelty,(Mathew Kempton) Marcus Dallas,(William Ferguson) Scott McCordick, Jason Gillespie, Colin Donaldson, Matthew Young

Referee: Cecil Floyd

Coaches wanted

Do you have a passion for coaching and helping development? If so, you are needed when minis soccer resumes Thursday 6.30-7.30pm from October 3, ages 5-14, £2 per child, contact Haley Dallas.