Sunday, September 9, 2018

Slick Celtic hit Shiven for Six

Slick Celtic hit Shiven for Six

Roscommon & District Soccer League Premier Division
Boyle Celtic 6
Shiven Rovers 1

(By Ronan Flanagan)

Boyle Celtic made it two wins out of two in the Roscommon & District Soccer League Premier Division with a resounding six goals to one victory over Shiven Rovers at Celtic Park on Friday evening.
After a scrappy opening, the home side broke the deadlock. Danny Brown slipped through Mick Corrigan, to fire pass the keeper.
‘Celtic doubled their lead soon after, as a defensive mix up in the Shiven defence, ended up in the back of the net.
Goals three and four were scored in quick succession. First, Aaron Calpin finished a brilliant team goal. A matter of minutes later, Shane Battles ran from his own half and set up Corrigan, who netted for the second time.
The away side scored a consolation after thirty-five minutes as a mix-up in the Boyle defence resulted in the ball finding the back of the net.
Aaron O’Connor’s side reacted perfectly, restoring the four-goal margin within a matter of minutes, as Shane Battles added his name to the scoresheet.
The second half was a quiet affair, with the main highlight substitute Niall O’ Donoghue’s thumping finish to put the result beyond doubt.
Boyle Celtic Team: C. Casey, D. Carlos, J. Connolly, L. Conboy, C. Brennan, D. Hughes, S. Battles, D. Brown, A. Calpin, L. McKillen, M. Corrigan.
With: C. Tivnan for Carlos (Half Time), N. O’ Donoghue for Calpin (Half Time), L. Roddy for McKillen (53 mins), M. O’ Connor for Hughes (63 mins), G. McDermottroe and J. Bolger.

*A special presentation was made to Aughanagh U13’s Futsal Community Games Team in recognition of their brilliant achievement of becoming All Ireland Champions prior to kick off. Six of the eight players play for Boyle Celtic’s underage teams and a presentation was made to all eight players. Congratulations to all involved.