Trim Celtic 1 – 5 Albion Rovers
Halftime: 0 – 2
Trim Celtic scorer: Mick Corrigan
Albion took the lead from the penalty spot when Ciaran Rispin was harshly adjudged to have fouled an Albion player in the box. Albion doubled their lead halfway through the half when Albion broke down the left to cross to the back post where the ball was stabbed home.
In the second half Celtic started brightly but suffered a setback when a defensive error allowed Albion in to score an easy third. Celtic again rallied with substitutes Craig O’Hanlon and Shane Ashe giving the Albion defence something to think about. Celtic scored a deserved goal when Mick Corrigan headed home unmarked from Ross Campbell’s free kick. However two goals on the break as Celtic were pushing forward allowed Albion seal victory. Best for Trim Celtic were Keith Jones, Ross Campbell and David Fagan.
Trim Celtic: Tony McDonnell, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Dominic Martin, Darren Fay, Mick Corrigan, David Fagan, Keith Jones, David Conway, Mark McCormack, Ross Campbell.
Subs: Craig O’Hanlon (for Ciaran Rispin), Shane Ashe (for Mark Gilsenan), Seamus Harte.
Picture above shows Manager Alan Kirwan talking at half-time.
Albion Rovers 4 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Shane Ashe 2, Seamus Harte.
Trim Celtic’s away form remains a worry after this defeat against a better Albion side. Celtic struggled in the early stages and fell behind before the lively Shane Ashe hit a rasping shot off the crossbar. Seamus Harte cancelled out Albion’s lead just before halftime as Celtic found themselves lucky to be level at the break.
On the resumption Shane Ashe gave Celtic an unlikely lead and headed over soon after in Celtic’s best spell of the game. On seventy minutes Albion equalised then took the lead from the penalty spot before Shane Ashe lobbed the keeper to level the scores again. Neither side seemed content with a draw but it was Albion who struck the winner with a free kick in the last minute. Despite defeat Trim Celtic remain on top of the league but a massive improvement away from home is needed if they are to stay there until the end of the season. Best for Trim Celtic were Shane Ashe, Danny Quinn and Seamus Harte.
Trim Celtic: Mick Martin, Alex Geraghty, Tom Boyle, Danny Quinn, John Kelly, Stephen Jones, Noel Payne, Seamus Harte, Steve Ennis, Shane Ashe, Clayton Keegan.
Subs: Alan McCormack (for Seamus Harte), Cillian Ryan (for Clayton Keegan), Mick Tyndall, David Campbell.
SFAI Under 14 Cup
Dunboyne 2 – 2 Trim Celtic A.E.T
Dunboyne win 6 – 5 on pens
Halftime: 0 – 1
Fulltime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Scott McGowan, Sean Foley
Trim Celtic suffered penalty heartbreak after a great performance in this SFAI Cup match. Celtic took the lead on twenty minutes when Scott McGowan headed home Damien McGee’s free kick, a lead that was held until halftime. The second half was an even affair with both sides creating chances, however Dunboyne left it until injury time to equalise and force extra time. Celtic took the lead in extra time through Sean Foley and worked hard in defence and midfield to keep the lead. With two minutes of extra time Dunboyne were awarded a free kick when it looked like Celtic player Jonathan Shaw had won the ball, the resulting set-piece giving Dunboyne another equaliser forcing the game into a penalty shoot-out which Dunboyne won 6-5. Best for Trim Celtic were Damien McGee, Jonathan Shaw and Jamie Lee.
Trim Celtic: Dylan Murnin, Darren Melia, Nigel Kennedy, Jamie Lee, Jonathan Shaw, Damien McGee, James Allen, Diarmuid Higgins, Shane Mooney, Scott McGowan, Sean Foley.
Subs: Sean Curran, Keith Earls, Jake Shields Ryan.
NECSL Under 13
Borora 1 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 2 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Conor Daly
Trim Celtic were two goals down at halftime despite playing some good football. Conor Daly scored from twenty yards for his tenth goal of the season but Celtic couldn’t find an equaliser. best for Trim Celtic were James Hyland, Dermot O’Keane and Ian Keogh.
Trim Celtic: Dermot O’Keane, Sean Hyland, James Hyland, Conor Farrell, Marcus Shiels, Kevin Maher, Cian McGrenra, Sean Geraghty, Conor Daly, Ian Keogh, Tom Stokes.
Subs: Cormac Joyce (for Tom Stokes), Martin McDonagh.