Football: Comfortable victory for Cookstown RBL over Ballynure

Cookstown RBL in action. Pic: Daron Patterson
Cookstown RBL in action. Pic: Daron Patterson


Cookstown RBL travelled to play Ballynure OBs B last Saturday knowing nothing less than a victory would help push for promotion.

Things got off to a brilliant start with two quick goals from McMenemey and Allen. Ballynure pegged a goal back from a looping header.

Louis Hampson who has been on goal scoring form found the net himself with the goal of the season. From all of 18 yards out, he bicycle kicked the ball into the roof of the net. Not to be out done McMenemey lobbed the keeper to make it 4-1 at half time.

RBL were in control and McMenemey scored to complete his hat-trick. Allen then scored from a free kick. Ballynure scored from a corner to reduce the arrears but no sooner than they scored Allen got his hat trick as well to extend the lead to 7-2.

Ally Young came on for the injured Campbell and made an instant impression. Young through on goal managed to shoot wide. Ballynure then were awarded a penalty when Simon Young upended the Ballynure man.

They scored but within minutes McMenemey and Ally Young rounded off the scoring. On Saturday Cookstown RBL play Moyola Park Olympic away.