Moyola exit Intermediate Cup at hands of Dergview

Moyola entertained Dergview at the Mill Meadow on Saturday in the Coca Cola Internediate Cup.

The visitors opened the scoring in the 7th minute when new signing Dougherty fired past Maguire.

In the 14th minute a bad back pass from Friel to his keeper, McCusker, was miscontrolled and as Spiers was about to equalise for the home side, he was brought down which resulted in a red card for McCusker. Left back Carlin going into goal.His first touch of the ball was to save the resulting penalty by Hassan.

The home team paid the price for this as 4 minutes later Dougherty got his second following a pass from Friel.

Dougherty was looking for his hatrick and in the 30th minute he had a one on one with Maguire with the home keeper making the save. The last real chance of the first half fell to the visitors but the shot was fired wide.

The first chance of the second half fell to the visitors however the shot was well over. Moyola had a chance in the 55th minute when Kenning found Colgan and passed back to Kenning who shot wide.

The home side had a change a minute later with Pattison replacing Spiers. Dergview continued to try and kill the game off with a shot in the 57th minute against the cross bar and two minutes later a shot wide.

Moyola made a second change in the 68th minute with Stewart coming back after injury replacing Colgan. Moyola had a free kick in the 70th minute from Hassan which was headed by McQuillan and then Pattison to Stewart who had his shot blocked. From the resulting corner by Hassan, Carlin tipped the ball over from under his cross bar.

With 5 minutes left Moyola got a goal when a cross to the back post was headed back across goal by Pattison for Lucas to knock in over the line. With the game into injury time, Dergview hit the home side on the break and Atkinson scored a great goal to make the final score 3-1.

Moyola: Maguire, Doey, Spiers, McQuillan, Kilpatrick, Colgan, Lucas, Mclean, Kenning, Hassan, Clarke. Subs: Kelly, Stewart, Pattison

Moyola Olympic 1

Tobermore Reserves 2

THIS belated Linda Welshman Cup 2nd round tie saw Moyola Park Olympic narrowly exit from the competition.

Played at Boyne Row in Castledawson, the home team could scarcely have asked for a better start against neighbours Tobermore when they took the lead inside the very first minute of play.

Barely had this derby game kicked off when Rory Young slotted to the net for 1-0.It was a blow to the visitors, but a massive boost to the young Olympic side.

In reply, Niall Evans, a former Moyola player, had a low shot confidently stopped and minutes later, the same player fired just wide as Tobermore looked to get on terms.In the 12th minute, a snap effort by Johnnie Ritchie narrowly missed the target while both Conor Taggart and William Dunlop also went close.

However, in the 28th minute the visitors came nearest to equalising when Cochrane saw his strike diverted on to a post by home keeper Darren Brown.And, the young Moyola keeper proved the hero again in the 32nd minute when a great move on the left by Tobermore saw Colin Fulton dart inside the area.

Another former Olympic player, he blasted towards goal only for Brown to dive full length and pull off a superb stop. The half concluded with Olympic leading by that early score.

On the restart, Tobermore pressed really hard. In turn, Evans, Fulton and Cochrane went very near to getting on the scorsheet.

To their credit, the back four of Leslie, Scott, Holmes and Jason Ritchie held firm now in the face of some stiff attacks. It was only on quick breaks away that Moyola offered any hope of a second goal.

On two occasions,Hassan had to be alert in the visitors defence although it was Tobermore who looked the more likely. And, they were eventually rewarded in the 76th minute when Mark Drennan was on hand to net for 1-1.

With this goal now registered, the visitors went on to dominate the latter minutes. It was Drennan again who found the target in the 82nd minute when he fired powerfully across the line from 20 yards to make it 1-2.

There was to be no way back for Moyola. Indeed,Brown in their goal, saved twice in the dying seconds to keep his side in the tie which concluded with Tobermore narrow, but much deserved winners on the day.

Moyola Olympic: Brown, Leslie, Scott, Holmes, Jason Ritchie, Johnny Ritchie, Taggart, Bell, Young, Stewart, Dunlop, subs Mawhinney, Speers and Sutter.

Tobermore: W. Hassan, D.Hassan, Taylor, White, Cochrane, Bradley, Murray, Evans, Storey, Fulton, subs McCallion and Sufferin.