The second half of the season kicked off for us today with the visit of Ballinroad to Ashgrove.
Blustery conditions didn’t suit either team in the opening twenty minutes as the ball pretty much bypassed midfield and both defences were in top form.
The first opportunity arrived when Lee Tracey ran on to a Dan Cleary pass but pulled his shot just wide .We started getting on top in midfield with Dan and Ben winning plenty ball to set up attacks.
We opened the scoring after 25 mins when Jack Ryan knocked a great pass behind the Ballinroad defence for Lee to run on to and finish brilliantly.
Goal number two came on the stroke of half time when a visiting defender was sent off after he was deemed to have fouled Lee , who had no issues burying the penalty high into the net.
The two goal cushion and extra man allowed us to get back to somewhere near our usual form and goal three came from Conor Stacey after great work from Lee and Luke Butler .A few changes at this stage allowed us to control the remainder of the game and Lee Tracey completed his hatrick with a second penalty after Dan Fewer was taken down by the goalie.
A good hard working performance from all fifteen lads involved today and the elusive clean sheet sent supporters and management home happy. A good 4-0 victory
A disappointing performance in this top of the table clash where we suffered a 4 nil defeat.
A hungrier , stronger johnville outfit opened the scoring after two minutes and added a second before the quarter hour mark .
We created a few chances during the remainder of the opening half but had no luck in reducing the arrears.
The game was put beyond us in the opening ten minutes of the second half when we were hit for two more goals.
Despite the poor result we still remain in touch in the quest for league honours.