Arrell Stars For Reserves Against Rovers

Arrell Stars For Reserves Against Rovers

CYFC Colts 4 Antrim Rovers Swifts 0

Last Saturday the Colts put Antrim Rovers Swifts to the sword with all four goals coming from striker Stevie Arrell. With Antrim’s first team without a fixture coaches Warwick, Campbell, McKenzie and Thornton feared that lowly Antrim would strengthen their reserves. But it was Cookstown on their favoured 3G at MUSA that created the early chances with both McMullan and Gabrysiak going close. Campbell in goal had to be at his best especially against the height advantage Antrim had in corners and set pieces. But Cookstown’s back 5 shielded by McGarvey and Kelly in midfield were resolute. A fine O’Neill pass found Arrell on 26 mins who calmly slotted home from 12 yards. Gabrysiak then found Arrell on 33 minutes who calmly powered home from the edge. A superb hattrick came just before half time when Arrell opened up his body to curl a 25 yard beauty into the top corner. Into the second half Cookstown got a little deep with Miller and Watson having to be at their best to withstand 15 minutes of pressure. On the hour mark Arrell’s dipping chip was somehow tipped over the bar by the Swift’s keeper. But he wasn’t to be denied hitting another glorious finish 2 minutes later. Maguire replaced McMullan with Robb going to right back for the injured Scott. Harry Wilson then replaced the tiring Kelly and made a superb last ditch clearance to keep Antrim at bay. Maguire went close on a couple of occasions as Cookstown ran out deserved victors.

Good luck to the u18s in their Cup Final this Tuesday against Dungannon at Stangmore KO 7.30pm.

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