Ballymoney United Res 0
Cookstown Olympic 6
COOKSTOWN Olympic, sponsored this season by Moe’s Bar, Cookstown, were on the road again last Saturday for their fourth away league fixture out of five matches.
This time they travelled to play Ballymoney United Reserves and came away with the three points after a great six nil victory.
Olympic opened the scoring on the seventh minute from the penalty spot when Ryan Devlin was fouled and Ryan O’Neill duly produced the finish. The lead was doubled after 14 minutes from a Jonny O’Neill corner which a defender flicked on and Ryan Devlin bundled over the line. The third goal came after 33 minutes when Jonny O’Neill took the ball from his own half and beat a number of Ballymoney players and then slipped the ball into Liam Hoy who finished from a tight angle. Ballymoney did rouse themselves and forced Olympic keeper Jamie O’Neill into a smart save after 40 minutes.
In the second half Ballymoney started strongly and Olympic had Mark Meenan to thank for a goal line clearance from a corner after 48 minutes while Jamie O’Neill produced a great double save after 55 minutes. Olympic did grab their fourth two minutes later when Ryan Devlin took a quick throw in that left Ryan O’Neill free 10 yards out and he scored easily. The next goal came after 59 minutes from a Michael O’Hare break and he got Ruairi Scullion away on the right and he squared for Ryan O’Neill to get his third into an open net. The sixth goal came on 68 minutes when the alert Ryan Devlin intercepted a poor back pass and drilled it past the keeper. Indeed Olympic should have scored more after this but could not produce the clinical finishes.
Team Jamie O’Neill, C O’Reilly, E McSloy, Jonny O’Neill, M O’Hare, R McGranaghan, M Meenan, R Scullion, R O’Neill, L Mullan and R Devlin. Subs L Hoy and D McCabe. Cookstown Olympic will have yet another away match on Saturday 20th October when they travel to play Red Star in Carrickfergus in the second round of the Crawford Cup.
Training will now continue on the synthetic pitch at MUSA each Thursday from 7pm sharp.
The Lucky 4 Lottery numbers for Saturday 13th October were 2, 3, 19 and 24. There were no winners who matched four numbers for the £275 jackpot. There were no winners who matched 3 numbers and the jackpot will now be £275 for next week’s draw and tickets are available from any committee or team member.
Last Man Standing
Cookstown Olympic will be running a last man standing competition which will start with the Premiership matches on the weekend of Saturday 20th October. Entry fee will be £10 and more details are available on the notice board section of the club website at cookstownolympicfc.co.uk