Currie seals win for 'Gers
Match winner Christopher Currie shows plenty of trickery for Enniskillen Rangers during their win over Maguiresbridge.
Enniskillen Rangers 3; Maguiresbridge 2;
Enniskillen Rangers and Maguiresbridge contested a close affair on Tueday night in the Coffey Cup which Rangers eventually won 3-2.. The game, played on the new 4G pitch at Castle Park, took place in horrid wet conditions and it was Enniskillen who started brightest. Christopher Currie got proceedings under way by troubling the Bridge defence from early on. William Armstrong saw a good chance wasted as his shot narrowly flew by the 'Bridge post. Christopher Currie showed his class with a blistering run through the 'Bridge defence, he deceivably tucked away the open goal to give Rangers a one goal advantage after ten minutes.
Maguiresbridge fought back well however, with Stuart Murphy making some good attacks from full back. Jimmy McDonald was also influential in the Bridge attack with some good chances.
Rangers suddenly found themselves on the back foot as Maguiresbridge stepped up the pressure. A Warren Murphy free kick was punched off the line by Ranger's keeper Jerome Carlton. Peter Townsend and Joe Doogan played well in the Ranger's defence to help maintain their narrow lead just before the half.
At the start of the second half Maguiresbridge came out all guns blazing as Adam Chartres levelled the game with a brilliant shot. As the half wore on both teams were unable to break the deadlock, Stuart Hall and Roger Breen were doing well in the bridge midfield while Davy Johnson held it together for Rangers.
In the end it was the Bridge who broke the deadlock after a good ball in from a corner found the head of Stuart Hall who gave his side a much deserved lead. Gary Harper made some important saves in the Bridge goal to help maintain his sides lead as the half wore on.
The Enniskillen pressure soon paid off as Andy McFarland levelled the game after a corner kick.
Rangers soon stepped up more pressure as Christopher Currie stole the show with another fantastic run to calmly tuck away the winner leaving Harpur in nets no chance.
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 26 Jul 12