Seventeen goals for rampant Olympic

Cookstown Olympic entertained Carnlough Swifts last Saturday and after a master class of football strolled to a seventeen nil victory.

The score line was a true reflection of the home team’s dominance and the visitors had no response to the flowing football produced by the whole team.

The early signs were not good for Carnlough with Cookstown taking the lead on 11 minutes when Richard McMenemy played a through ball for Mark Loughran to score. A minute later and the score was doubled as Liam Hoy put Richard McMenemy through.

On 15 minutes it was three as Ryan Devlin headed home a Mark Loughran corner. The fourth came a minute later when Liam Hoy spotted Conor O’Hare’s run and he slipped the ball past the keeper.

The fifth goal came on 31 minutes when Ryan Devlin passed for Richard McMenemy to shoot for goal and then number six came via a Conor O’Hare cross that Ryan Devlin flicked over the keeper.

Two minutes later and it was seven as Ruairi Scullion crossed for Richard McMenemy to side foot home for his hat-trick and two minutes later McMenemy got his fourth and Cookstown’s eight with a first time finish from a Ryan Devlin through ball. With five minutes of the half remaining Cookstown grabbed number 9 from a Lee Mitchell pass that Mark Loughran slipped between the keeper’s legs.

In the second half it did not take Cookstown long to go further ahead, as on 47 minutes goal number 10 came along when Richard McMenemy saw Ryan Devlin’s run and he scored his third. The eleventh goal then appeared after 53 minutes with a Liam Hoy pass finding Ryan O’Neill for his first of the match, and then Mark Loughran squared a ball on 57 minutes for Conor O’Hare to tap home for number twelve.

Liam Hoy then snapped up a deserved goal after 65 minutes when he beat the defender and keeper after a Lee Mitchell pass.

Ryan O’Neill then set up Mark Loughran for his third and number 14 on 67 minutes, while the same combination conjured up number 15 and Loughran’s fourth. Ruairi Scullion then got in the action with a steal from a defender and solo finish after 75 minutes while Ryan O’Neill completed the scoring two minutes later.

Star man was awarded to whole team for an all round football performance. Team Jamie O’Neill, E McSloy, L Mullan, M Meenan, L Mitchell, L Hoy, M Loughran, R Devlin, C O’Hare, R Scullion and R McMenemy. Subs C O’Reilly, M O’Hare and R O’Neill. Next Saturday Cookstown Olympic will travel to play Ballyclare North End with a 2pm kick off.

Training will take now take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All training sessions will take place on the grass at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena with a 7.30pm start on Tuesday and 7pm start on Thursday.

The Lucky 4 Lottery numbers for Saturday 17th September were 1, 2, 6 and 16. There were no winners who matched four numbers for the £300 jackpot. There were also no winners who matched 3 numbers. The jackpot will now be £300 for next week’s draw and tickets are available from any committee or team member.