Rosslare Rangers B 2 Ballymurn Celtic 3

The lads progressed to the Quarter finals of the Billy Browne cup with a 3-2 win against a good Rosslare Rangers team.

Ballymurn got off to a perfect start when Sean Walsh got the ball on the wing, went past two players before crossing beautifully for Snowy, who made a good run, to score from inside the box.

Although the lads started off well the goal seemed to breath more life into Rosslare who equalised shortly after when a cross came in from their left wing and their forward found himself unmarked and scored a very nice half volley, giving James White no chance.

Although chances were few and far between Rosslare looked the most likely to score in the first half. After the goal Ballymurn stopped playing and the game became very scrappy. The first half finished 1-1.The lads started the second half with an intensity that was missing for much of the first half. Within a couple minutes of the restart a lovely Adam O’Brien cross field pass found Snowy who ran on and cheekily lobbed their keeper to make it 2-1. A few minutes after that some more lovely play from Sean Walsh, who skipped and danced through their defense to again find Snowy who scored his hat trick with another nice finish to make it 3-1.

The lads continued to dominate the second half and could have probably got one or two more. Anyone who was there also witnessed one of the worst shots of the season.

Paul Walsh got the ball on the right hand side and just outside of the box. He decided to take a pop and hit the ball first time.It went high into the air and by all accounts ended up in Rosslare Harbour and disrupted the 12:35 docking from France. Paul blamed a bobble on the pitch, but the pitch was like a snooker table.

Rosslare caused one or two problems with their lively front two, but the lads kept them out until the final minute, when they got a corner and it hit one of our players and then they finished it from the deflection. It was just a consolation goal though as the ref blew up straight after the restart.

This was our first game in three weeks and you could probably tell, especially in the first half. Hopefully that’s the rust off us now and we can go into some important end of season games in good form.

Rosslare are a good young footballing team and we’d like to wish them all the best for the rest of the season.

Matchday Squad

James White

Josh Waldron

Paul Walsh

Stephen Redmond

Sean Walsh

Adam O’Brien

Paul Dempsey

Josh Whitehead

Shane O’Rourke

Luke Lacey

Snowy 3

Joe Kelly

Glen Murphy

PJ Bourke

Chonaill Devlin

Declan Kealy

Aaron O’Brien

Shane Whelan

Robbie Wilson

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