Cockhill advanced to the next round of the Knockalla Caravans Cup with a comprehensive victory over an understrength Glengad.
Cockhill Celtic 3-0 Glengad
Cockhill started on the foot front pressuring the Glengad defence at every opportunity. Their first chance came in the opening 2 minutes when Lee McColgan advanced down the left, his cross finding Laurence Toland who headed wide.
Cockhill continued to press and forced early corners. Ronan Doherty’s deliveries were causing problems and Adam McCarron headed over before Toland fired over after another corner was half cleared. They made the breakthrough on 32mins when another Doherty corner was forced home by home captain James Bradley.
Glengad were struggling to get a foothold in the game with Cockhill’s defence standing firm. They fashioned a half chance on 36mins when a fine first time pass from Dillon Ruddy found the ever willing Christy McLaughlin in the left but, as he advanced, a heavy touch meant the chance was gone.
Cockhill doubled their lead on 43mins when a cross from the right was half cleared to Toland whose shot was deflected home by Bradley. Cockhill started the second half with the same ferocity as the first and went 3-0 up on 49mins with the goal of the game.
Bradley intercepted a pass in the left channel before advancing and producing a great cross which was converted by Malachy McDermott. The remainder of the game was punctuated by stoppages and substitutions.
Glengad kept at it and almost reduced the deficit when McLaughlin had a shot charged down before a Glengad corner was cleared to the edge if the box where Patrick McDermott’s cut across his shot and it went narrowly wide.Tags: