Poor finishing proves costly

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Ballyclare Comrades 3 Killymoon Rangers 0

KILLYMOON’S inability to take their chances cost them dearly on Saturday at Dixon Park.

Four points still separate Killymoon and Chimney Corner at the foot of the table, but Corner have a number of home games remaining and a tantalising home tie against Killymoon on the 17th April at Allen Park.

The away side should have taken the lead in the opening minutes of the match when Young crossed for Smith, who saw his effort saved by Flood.

Ally Young then broke the offside trap but his cross evaded everyone in the box as the game remained goalless

Gari Crooks saw his effort well saved from a free kick and Smith went agonisingly close with a lobbed effort after a clever through ball from Crooks.

The second half saw Killymoon start strongly as Purvis flicked on for Young who was unable to apply the finishing touches.

Veteran striker Warren Smith was proving to be a real handful for the home side and he beat the offside trap once again only for Flood to come out and clear the danger.

The home side were soon getting back into the tie as a Ballyclare striker went close from a throw in. Ally Young will still be wondering how he didn’t score on 65 minutes. Young bamboozled the Ballyclare defence and raced through on goal. Flood came to the home sides rescue once again with another fine save.

Killymoon were made to pay for all their missed opportunities as Richard Higgins opened the scoring on 78 minutes as he latched onto a through ball and fired past Brown. 1-0.

Within two minutes it was 2-0. Another ball over the top was raced onto by McDowell who ran on to score. Ballyclare sealed the win with a third goal in stoppage time. With McElhatton lying on the turf inside the box, Higgins tapped in at the back post to leave the final score Ballyclare 3 Killymoon 0.

Killymoon Rangers; M Brown, J Scott, S Purvis, S McElhatton, D McMullan, G Crooks, D Shannon, J Ferry, W Smith, A Young, J Young. Subs; W Montgomery, M Harkness, G McGaw, C Martin, G McElhatton.

Killymoon will be looking to get back to winning ways this week when they host local rivals Coagh United at the MUSA. Kick off is 3pm.

They are also in action next Wednesday, 4th March against Annagh United at the MUSA. Kick off 8pm.

Killymoon Reserves are back in action this Saturday following a two week break. They face local rivals Moyola Olympic at Fairhill at 2pm.

Killymoon Rangers are holding a FIFA 12 Tournament on Saturday 14th April @8pm in the Old Town Inn, Cookstown.

For further information contact Richard Donaghy on 077-7045-4608