Killymoon Rangers 3 Glebe Rangers 5
There was a Goal Fest at the Sports Arena Cookstown, on Saturday as Killymoon entertained Glebe.
In the opening minuters of the match, Barrie Kelly ran at the Glebe defence, before being crowded out, before he could get a shot in. Ryan Marks shot over for Glebe following a corner.
A Stephen Mc Elhatton free kick was knocked down in the box by Davy Mc Mullan, and Brian Kane came off his line to claim the ball. Stephen Purvis headed a Barrie Kelly corner wide, and then Barrie Kelly was off target with a free kick.
Glebe Rangers then stunned Killymoon, with an Ian Parkhill hat-trick in four minutes. On 9 minutes I Parkhill knocked in a right wing cross at the back post, and a minute later, he ran through the killymoon defence to score.
On 12 minutes he completed his hat-trick, with a shot from the edge of the box.
Despite being shell shocked Killymoon responded, in a positive manner, Davy Mc Mullan had a shot saved by kane following a cross from Roma, Declan Campbell cut in from the right, and shot wide. Roma was almost on the end of a B Kelly throw, the Glebe defence clearing the danger. Barrie Kelly had a shot saved by Kane, and D Campbell was off target as Killymoon looked to get back into the match.
Ian Parkhill went close to getting a fourth at one end, and at the other, B Kelly and Roma both had shots off target. Glebe no 9 had a shot over, and on 35 minutes Ian Parkhill hit the Killymoon post. On 45 minutes Alan Sheppard made it 4-0 to the visitors, from a free kick, and hat-trick hero Parkhill limped off with a knock.
Jason Ferry came on for Stephen Mc Elhatton at the start of the second half, name sake Gareth was called on early in the second half to make a routine save.
Killymoon had a Barrie Kelly free kick cleared for a corner, as Roma caused problems in the box.
Gerard Moore’s header was saved on the line. Killymoon pulled a goal back on 51 minutes, Roma received a short throw, turned his man, ran shot and scored. Killymoon then laid siege to the Glebe goal with Jason Ferry having a shot blocked, and Davy Mc Mullan’s follow up going over. Glebe broke but the final ball into the box was over hit. Stephen Purvis headed a B Kelly corner wide, and Marc Harkness, had a shot saved by Kane in the Glebe goal.
Mark Loughran put a Jason Ferry cross wide at the back post. Killymoon cleared a Glebe corner, the follow up shot going wide. Glebe sub Gareth Henry got in behind the Killymoon defence, and Gareth Mc Elhatton came to the rescue with a save.
On 75 minutes it was 4-2, Davy Mc Mullan headed the ball down to Mark Loughran who scored. Killymoon then had a free kick, and with almost everyone in the box, the ball somehow managed to miss them all. Peter Fennoway made it 5-2 on 78 minutes, heading in a right wing cross. 2 minutes later it was 5-3 as Killymoon pulled another goal back, Gerard Moore getting on the end of a B Kelly throw.
Killymoon almost made it 5-4 minutes later with W Smith and M Loughran having chances cleared off the line. Barrie Kelly then hit the Glebe bar, with a free kick, from the edge off the box, with Brian Kane well beaten. Davy Mc Mullan put a header over the bar from another throw, before Glebe hit back, with a Tommy Elder shot over and an Adam Mc Cart shot wide. Barrie Kelly had a goal bound shot deflected over, and Brian Kane clawed another Killymoon effort of his line, before Killymoon hit the crossbar for the second time in the match, to leave the final score 3-5.
Despite being 4-0 down at half time, Killymoon’s never say die attitude stood out, and the game could have finished a very high scoring draw.