Kilroot Rec: Pre Season. 2005/06

Saturday 6/8/05 @ Peoples Park, Barn Fields
Barn United 1 v 4 Kilroot Rec.

Barn United of 1A entertained Kilroot Rec division 2c champions 04/05 @ the Peoples Park Barn Fields on Saturday 6/8/05.
This was an entertaining game with Kilroot very much on top in the first half leading by three clear goals at the interval.
The scorers were James Pherson with an acrobatic overhead kick gave Priestly in the Barn goals no chance; the second came after a surging run from Darren McKinty 25 yards out he unleashed an unstoppable shot which nestled in the Barn goals, the third another McKinty goal a back post header from a Paul Mathers free kick.
Second half it was still Kilroot who took the game to Barn but amazingly there was only two more goals scored one for each side with sub Lee Johnston latching onto a poor back Hamilton (captain) David Kidd, John Mathers, Nicky Sharples, Darren White and Ian Banks.   pass to lob Priestly in the Barn goals.
In the last 15 minutes Barn came more into the game but squandered a few chances, Oozy replied for Barn.
Manager Jim Pherson was overjoyed at the disciplined performance from the in form Kilroot and this argues well for the start of the new season in division 2b
Kilroot Pannell,
David Hall, David Adams, Paul Mathers, Stewart Hamilton, Robert Fleming, Darren McKinty, James Pherson, Simon

Albert Foundry 11 6 v 3 Kilroot Rec 11
This match played at Victoria Park on Saturday 6/8/05
With Albert Foundry to strong for the young Kilroot side wining by 6 goals to 3.
Kilroot goals came from a Stephen Green double, plus one from Stephen McClean.

Kilroot Rec 11 panel,
Russell Wallace, Graham McCann, glen Crawford, John Smiley, Edd Armstrong, Chris Barry, Stephen McClean, Chris Armstrong, Danny McFaul, Gary McCahon, Stephen Green, Barry Meek, Philip Meek, Ryan Horner, Paul Baker and Tony Matthews.   

Rathfern Rangers 2 v 1 Kilroot Rec
Saturday 20th August 2005
@ Greenisland
Rathfern Rangers 2 v 1 Kilroot Rec

J Mathers

This match will be remembered for all the wrong reasons the manner in which it was played and the premature finish when Kilroot’s David Adams and Philip Burnside clashed heads when attempting to clear attack, both ended up in hospital needing stitches.
Many thanks to Carrick under 18teens for the loan of their young keeper Scott Lowden who performed with distinction.

Kilroot Team,
Scott Lowden, David Adams, Philip Burnside, Paul Mathers, Ian Banks, Simon Hamilton, Danny McFall, Darren McKinty, David Kidd, Nicky Sharples, Lee Johnston, John Mathers, Philip Glover, Darren White.

Kilroot Rec 11 3 v Whitehead Eagles 11
Saturday 20th August 2005
Kilroot Rec 11 3 v 0 Whitehead Eagles 11 @ Beltoy

Stuart Lyttle (3)

New boy Stuart Lyttle started of his Kilroot career with a hatrick, a match that many more goals could have been scored by the home team but for some awful finishing and great goalkeeping by ex Kilroot player Gary McNiece in the Whitehead nets.
Many thanks to another ex Kilroot keeper Gorden Priestly who helped out the second team today.

Kilroot Rec 11 squad,
Gorden Priestly, Barry Meek, Edd Armstrong, John Smiley, Stephen McClean, Chris Armstrong, Colin McEnlea, Colin Gilmore, Stuart Lyttle, Stephen Green, Ryan Horner, john Armstrong, Chris Sands and Glen Crawford.

Kilroot Rec 11 3 v 1 1st Carrick OB.
Saturday 27 August 2005 @ Beltoy
Kilroot Rec 11 3 v 1 1st Carrick OB

Stephen McClean
David Kidd
Danny McFall

This was a one-sided match at times with the home team over elaborating most of the time and squandering some great scoring opportunities.
1st Carrick created chances of their own but Peter Green in the Kilroot nets made a couple of super saves.

Kilroot Rec 11 squad,
Peter Green, Graham McCann, Glen Crawford, John Smiley, Edd Armstrong, Philip Glover, Chris Armstrong, Colin Gilmore,
Stephen McClean, Darren White, Stephen Green, Danny McFall,
Tony Matthews, David Kidd and Sparky.   

Crumlin United win but were kept on their toes by a lively Kilroot.
Saturday 3 September @ Crumlin
Crumlin Select 3 v 1 Kilroot Rec Select

Kilroot scorer
Darren McKinty

This match at Crumlin a mixture of both teams 1st and seconds a good work out for all who took part.

Kilroot select,
David Hall, John Simile, Ian Banks, Gary McCahon, David Kidd, Philip         Glover, Darren McKinty, Colin Gilmore, Danny McFall, Ricky Colter, Darren White, Stephen Green, Graham McCann and Wesley Steele.