February 25th, 2023
Tummery returned to league action today at crawfords lane taking on the in form enniskillen rangers. Ryan named a changed starting eleven from last week with Colm Garrity coming in and Malachy McLaughlin in from the start this week.
Rory Kelly was the man in charge of proceedings and got the game underway on a lovely late February afternoon with tummery attacking the bottom end of crawfords lane. With less than 2 minutes on the clock great link up play between Martin Hughes and Emmet mcnabb put tummery one to the good with Emmet dispatching the ball to the corner of the net from a Hughes ball across the box. Less than 2 minutes later mcnabb again had the chance to double the advantage finding a hole in the defence an sprinted through on goal taking his shot from just inside the 18 yard box an Peden made a great save to keep the scoreline to just the minimum between the sides.
For the next quarter of the half rangers grew in to the game with no clear cut chances but had a few corners that were well cleared by Molloy and Campbell. On 21 minutes mark cutler picked up a yellow card for persistent fouling. On 25 minutes rangers were given a great chance to level when Rory Kelly pointed to the spot, Declan molloy picking up a yellow for apparently hauling down McManus from a corner. Up stepped Ciaran Brough who dispatched the ball to the net with net minder McCrory getting close to it. Rangers were still celebrating when dealt with a hammer blow by Campbell. Richard Johnston fouled Martin Hughes just outside the 18 yard box picking up a yellow card for his actions, Campbell unleashed a rocket of a free kick in to the top right hand corner of Pedens net what a great strike.
On 31 minutes Martin Hughes jinked his way through the rangers defence beating no less than 3 defenders and with just the keeper to beat he placed his shot just wide of right hand up right. On 40 minutes Colm Garrity picked up a yellow for a late challenge. On 43 minutes Blain Campbell could have doubled his goal haul when he got his head on a corner from McNabb and just over the bar. Kevin McAleer picked up a yellow late in injury time in the first half for delaying the start of play and Malachy McLaughlin coming off the worst out a hole hearted tackle by Chambers which left him being taken off at half time.
Ryan rallied the troops at half time with the next goal in this game being vitally important. Tummery made 2 changes at half time, Adrian McCaffrey replacing McLaughlin and Pearse McNabb replacing the injured Kevin McAleer.
Rory Kelly got the second half underway with tummery starting the second half like they did the first without a goal on this occasion. McNabb and McCaffrey linking up well and McNabb just hooked a ball marginally wide with the keeper stranded. On 64 minutes McNabb had his second when he was set through on goal by McCaffrey, Emmet cooly went round the keeper and finished it to the net. On 67 minutes gaffer Ryan Hanna picked up a yellow for a tackle. Colm Garrity rock solid at right back through out the game with Pearse McNabb on the left nullified the attacks of rangers. Paul McHugh and Hanna bossing midfield rangers rang the changes with Khan and Coulter and Keenan coming off the bench tummery stood strong and seen off any late challenge of rangers. On 82 minutes McNabb nearly had his hat trick with a great free kick from 30 yards nearly catching keeper Peden out at his near post when he was expecting a cross.
Rangers had a series of late corners in the game but were well cleared by tummery one with the head of netminder McCrory.
Rory Kelly played 4 minutes of injury time with Garrity and McGuigan introduced late for the home team. The whistle was blew for the final time and tummery grabbed the three points with a good solid performance.
All the best to rangers for the rest of the season and thanks to Rory Kelly for overseeing proceedings. A good turnout from our fans at crawfords lane today who cheered on the lads to the final whistle.
Reserves were also in action today -
A good away win for our Reserves today.
Mickey Carwash scoring a hatrick and winning a free trip to training.
The talented Lorcan McGrady was on the scoresheet today and great to see him back on the pitch again. Kyle McCrory was also on the scoresheet today, a player hitting form again also.
A special mention to debutants Conal McNamee, former Youth player, who saved a penalty and had a great game.
A great debut also for the ever reliable Michael Hagan, another hugely talented product from our youth team. Well done lads.
All the best to Stephen & Jason for remainder of the season and thanks to Andrew Thompson for overseeing the game.
The boys need to keep building on this, starting on Tuesday night.