Super league: strand celtic 3 arrow harps 0
On a cold wintry night in Strand Hill , a youthful Strand Celtic retained top spot in the super league with a three nil victory over Arrow Harps. Unfortunately the game was marred by a bad injury to strands young midfielder mark mccallion who broke his collarbone.
Both sides were short several players with stand bringing up a lot of our young under 18 squad who all acquitted themselves well. Strand celtic had seven of their under 18 squad drafted into the first team squad for this fixture.. Arrow harps had sligo rovers cup legend ANthony riding in their ranks.
A Largely uneventful game sprung to life on 50 minutes when Lee Marshall finished to the net from a Caillum Burns cross. The lead was doubled on 65 minutes when Ryan Lynch punished poor defending in the arrow Harps box and Lee Marshall ended the game as a contest with his second goal on 75 minutes. Marshall has settled in well into this young side and his role has enabled him to become the clubs leading goal scorer so far this season.
The three nil result was harsh on the riverstown men who played well particularly in the first half.
We must also wish a speedy recovery him to Sligo Leitrim star Mark McCallion who broke his collar bone in an innocuous incident just before half time.
Strand celtic go four points clear although carbury have 4 games in hand and strand celtic finish 2017 with away games in Ballisodare and Ballymote. Carbury are still favourites with games in hand but the Seasiders will hope to keep the pressure on.