Football: Cookstown Olympic have big win over Killymoon Rangers Reserves

Olympic and Killymoon Rangers Reserves battle it out for the ball. Picture by Daron Patterson.
Olympic and Killymoon Rangers Reserves battle it out for the ball. Picture by Daron Patterson.


Cookstown Olympic who are sponsored this season by the Dunleath Bar, entertained Killymoon Reserves last Saturday and totally dominated to win by five goals to two.

Olympic were missing a few regulars and Killymoon took the chance to bolster their squad with some first team players but the match was all one way in the first half with Olympic scoring four without reply.

The fifth minute saw the first goal with Darren McCabe threading a ball through for Nigel Johnston to blast it home from 10 yards. The second followed two minutes later as Ryan Devlin ran on to a Jamie O’Neill goal kick to round the Killymoon keeper.

Number three then arrived after 11 minutes when Nigel Johnston placed a great free kick to the top corner. Killymoon were rattled and had no answer to Olympics movement and they were nearly made to pay again on 25 minutes when from 30 yards Ryan Bloomer unleashed a free kick that left the crossbar rattling.

Olympic’s fourth goal came after 38 minutes when Liam Hoy let the ball cross his body and then found the top corner of the net from 20 yards.

Killymoon tried to change things in the second half but found themselves five down just two minutes into the second period as Jamie O’Neill cleared his lines and the ball found Ryan Devlin running clear and he lobbed the advancing keeper.

Five minutes later and Killymoon did pull a goal back but then on 55 minutes Ryan Devlin played a one-two from a corner with his shot getting tipped on to the bar to safety.

A second goal came from Killymoon thanks to a wicked deflection after 60 minutes but Olympic held their defence for the rest of the match to run out comfortable winners.

Olympic: Jamie O’Neill, R Bloomer, E McSloy, D McCabe, R Devlin, C O’Reilly, D McGuckin, M Meenan, K Loughry, O Maguire, N Johnston. Subs L Hoy, S McVey and C Hunter.

This Saturday Olympic will travel to play Antrim Rovers with a 2pm kick off at the Antrim Forum.

Training will continue every Thursday night at 8pm at MUSA.

The Lucky 4 Lottery numbers for Saturday 1st March were 9, 19, 21 and 22. There were no winners who matched four numbers for the £400 jackpot. There were also no winners who matched 3 numbers. The jackpot will now be £400 for next week’s draw and tickets are available from any committee or team member.

The last man standing contest is now down to the remaining 5 players with all details on the notice board section of the clubs website