Kilroot Rec: Match Reports

Sunday, August 22
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Kilroot keep cool to take points
Visitors at Beltoy, Albion Star 2nds, first season in N A F L, a lot to learn about discipline. A throw in to Star in 3 mins into Kilroots box ,the unfortunate G McCann turned ball into own nets 20 mins Kilroot on level terms, a corner ball taken by Hammond turned back across net by McConnell for Clawson to score,1-1. 21 mins McCann had to go of injured, on came Kinnon. Kilroot were still on top of game with much quicker and more direct play but nothing to show for it. Half Time. 60 mins and Gary Millar heading for Aussie land on Mon 1/10/01. replaced by short runner S Donald. 75 mins Kilroot in front at last, Clawson getting no two with a fortuitous shot from 20 yards.2-1.In the last 15 mins Kilroot were put under increasing pressure, verbal, and physical and a lot of unsavery incidents on the blind side of the ref, but to Kilroots credit they stood firm ,did not get involved and could have won by a bigger margin.S Donald, D Brown,N McConnell,and J Phearson all missed half chances but the clearest of chances fell to J Phearson in the shape of a penalty on 90 mins,he hit the post with it.
Kilroot Team

Gary McNiece,David Adams,Alan Manderson, Harper Calvert[c] Neil McConnell, Graham McCann,Sub,Stephen Kinnon,David Brown.Thomas Hammond,Gary millar,Sub,Stephen Donald,James Phearson,Gary Clawson,Other Sub not used.Craig Wright.      

Saturday, May 12
A good first half performance by Kilroot II good enough for the points
Saturday 12th May 2007
Kilroot Rec II 4 v 2 Downpatrick II
Kilroot scorers
Phillip Burnside
David Kidd
Gary McCahon
Darren white
@ Beltoy

This low key affair by visiting Downpatrick II who in the past week had blown any chance of promotion was easily brushed aside by Kilroot II in the first half.
Downpatrick took the lead on 6 minutes dodging the offside trap to give Hamilton in the Kilroot nets no chance.0-1
13 minutes a Phillip Burnside special levelled the scores 1-1
25 minutes David Kidd assisted by the Downpatrick defender put Kilroot in front 2-1
32 minutes Gary McCahon increased Kilroot’s lead 3-1
41 minutes Kilroot killed off the game by scoring a fourth goal by Darren White 4-1.
66 minutes Kilroot’s first change Gary Mulholland replaced by Chris Barry
67 minutes Downpatrick who had taken the game to Kilroot reduced the arrears with a neat goal 4-2
Downpatrick had a good claim for a penalty ignored as the referee didn’t see the incident plus Barry Meek made a courageous goal line clearance to prevent a certain Downpatrick goal.
Kilroot’s Phillip Burnside had a goal disallowed for offside and Chris Armstrong had two great one on one with keeper both missed.
Kilroot made a double substitution on 78 minutes in an effort to stem the Downpatrick pressure Andy Mearns and Gary McClune replaced Gary McCahon and Darren white.
The game finished with Downpatrick on top but didn’t score any more goals.

Kilroot team
Stuart Hamilton, Barry Meek, Eddie Armstrong, Phillip Burnside, Gary Mulholland (Chris Barry 66) Trevor Cole, Chris Armstrong, Paul Mather, Gary McCahon (Andy Mearns 78) Darren white (Gary McClune 78) David Kidd