Cookstown RBL ship four goals in the final quarter to lose out in Carrick

Cookstown RBL travelled to Greenisland to play AFC Carrick in the Ballymena league.

As early as the fifth minute RBL had a chance to open the scoring. McMenemy had a great chance only to see his chance go high over the bar.

Cookstown were dominant and were controlling the game. Hampson had another great chance only to find the Carrick keeper in top form. McPartland and Inman were contacting well together and were giving the right back a torrid time. Ally Young also miss directed his header with the goal at his mercy.

RBL should of went into the break with a 4-0 lead only for poor finishing in front of goal the half ended 0-0. Cookstown started well again and with the ball falling to Simon Young who was ready to strike but Inman took the ball of Youngs foot and managed to screw the ball wide. With the Rbl feeling the goal was coming, then totally against the run of play AFC Carrick scored to the dismay of the RBL back four who had looked so solid all afternoon. Within minutes RBL equalised with Simon Young who made a fine over lapping run and calmly slotted the ball home. Then within 20 minutes AFC Carrick put 4 goals goals past the defence. Hampson pushed a defender and the ref pointed to the spot which made it 2-1. Then RBL chased the game and conceeded some poor goals. Forrest fumbled in goal and it was a simple tap in to make it 3-1. Then Inman managed to score an own goal to to make it 4-1 and then with the game lost Carrick scored a fifth. Simon Young did get on the score sheet again with another well taken penalty to make the score 5-2 to Afc Carrick.

Manager Phil Gray commented after the game,“Two lessons were learnt today: you cannot keep missing your chances in front of goal and the game is 90 minutes long not 45.”

This Saturday Cookstown RBL have a free week