Football: Greer on fire as Killymoon Rangers swoop for Sport & Leisure Swifts win

HEADS UP... Killymoon Rangers George Dardis wins this aerial encounter against Chimney Corner at MUSA.INMM0714334SR
HEADS UP... Killymoon Rangers George Dardis wins this aerial encounter against Chimney Corner at MUSA.INMM0714334SR



Killymoon made it three wins in the last four games after coming from behind to comprehensively beat Belfast outfit Sport & Leisure Swifts on Saturday afternoon.

Visiting keeper Rainey was called into action early on making a decent save against Donnan but was picking the ball out of his net from the resulting corner. The ball came in from Cunningham and the danger wasn’t dealt with well at all and the ball eventually fell to skipper McDonnell who slide the ball home.

That was a good as it got really for the home side as Killymoon eventually came into the game. The home side struggled from set pieces all afternoon, with Young’s free kick finding Kelly at the far post but his header sailed harmlessly wide much to Nugent’s relief in the Swift’s goal.

A Cunningham cross was tipped away from danger by Rainey before the visitors found the equalising goal. Young’s corner, the result of a deflected free-kick was just about cleared by the home side for a corner, before Hunter put the resulting corner into the box and found player-manager Dardis who headed the ball home.

The visitors shortly afterwards won a free kick right on the edge of the box which was brilliantly struck by Daly which left Rainey stranded but thankfully the ball cannoned off the upright and was cleared away from danger.

A brilliant dink over the home defence from Young found skipper Donaghy but his effort sailed wide of the near post. Donaghy made no mistake on the stroke of half time. A brilliant threw ball from Kelly tore the home side to shreds and Donaghy was able to get to the ball first to slide the ball home and put Killymoon into the lead.

The game was over as a contest right at the start of the second half. Brilliant skill from Greer created the chance for himself and he slowed cool composure to slot the ball past the oncoming Nugent.

Sport & Lesusire came into the game in the second half and had a good period of dominance. Wingers Lindsay and Cunningham always looked dangerous and Rainey did well to tip a Lindsay cross over the bar. The resulting corner from Cunningham was cleared away from danger.

Substitute Gallagher broke the offside trap to find himself one-on-one with Rainey but the Killymoon keeper came out on top in that battle with a fine save. Gallagher saw a similar result soon after with Rainey making another save.

Greer scored his second of the game on the hour mark. Great link up play with the front line eventually found Greer who broke the offside trap and slotted the ball home, a similar finish to his first goal. The home side probably should have went down to ten men soon after with the frustrated Donnan going in studs showing on Rainey after he got to the ball first but the player only shown the yellow.

The last ten minutes or so was a scrappy affair with the visitor’s content to keep the ball for long periods of time but it was the home side that had the final say on the score line. A goal line scramble eventually fell to Hanagan to head home.

Killymoon Rangers: Rainey, Scott, McElhatton, Martin, J. Ferry, Kelly, Hunter, Young, Donaghy (c), Greer, Dardis. Subs: R. Ferry, G. McGaw

The reserves were beaten 4-2 away to Carrick outfit Woodlands. The goals came from Watson and Leslie

The first team have no game this weekend. However Killymoon will be in action on Tuesday night to Armagh City at Holm Park, with a 7:45 kick off. All support will be most welcome.