Killarney Athletic 6 Ratoo Rovers 2

A Team League
Killarney Athletic 6 Ratoo Rovers 2
On Thursday night in Killarney Athletic Park the senior team moved one step closer to securing a place in the league final. Despite going down 1-0 almost from the kick-off, the lads did enough to easily secure the three points.
The game began with Ratoo going ahead, a soft goal catching Athletic unawares from the kick-off. Referee John Hegarty awarded the home side a penalty before long and Shane Bunyan hit the first of three for him, to bring Athletic back into the game. Lucas got number two and the floodgates looked fit to burst. Incredibly, Ratoo were next to score and the teams saw out the half in an uninspiring stalemate.
Some positional changes in the home side saw Athletic begin the second half the livelier and Bunyan squeezed one in to give them a 3-2 lead. Then, drama. The second penalty of the match, this time for Ratoo, came from an innocuous tangle in the box but the post saved Athletic. This stroke of luck signalled an improvement across the field and goals from Shane Bunyan – securing his hat-trick –, Edward O’ Sullivan and a first senior goal for Ryan O’ Carroll put the game beyond the Ballyduff men.
The return game in Ballyduff will prove difficult but with more intent the lads should be superior.

This entry was posted on Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 6:38 pm and is filed under Club Notes.