Free-scoring Rectory flying high thanks to ten-game winning run

Andrew Topley protecting possession for Bourneview Mill against Lurgan Town in Mid-Ulster Reserve League Division One.INLM50-614
Andrew Topley protecting possession for Bourneview Mill against Lurgan Town in Mid-Ulster Reserve League Division One.INLM50-614

Rectory Rangers’ winning run reached a double-figure tally on Saturday thanks to the free-scoring 15-minute spell late in the first half.

Keady Celtic left Brownstown Park having suffered a 6-1 reverse to the Mid-Ulster League Division Two leaders.

Two goals apiece for Willie Duke and Colin Corkin set Rangers on the path to full points, with Joel McConnell and Matthew Matchett the other scorers.

“We took the lead then conceded in rough weather conditions before scoring three goals inside 15 minutes,” said Rectory Rangers manager Tony Bell. “Matthew Matchett got his first senior goal for Rectory and posed a real threat.

“Willie Duke, Scott Richardson and Wayne McClure were also excellent.”

RECTORY RANGERS: Luke Bush, Wayne McClure, Gareth Willis, Philip Pedlow, David Smith, Scott Richardson, Gareth Smith, Colin Corkin, Willie Duke, Joel McConnell, Matthew Matchett. Subs: Ryan Donaldson, Jamie Reavie, Dean Geddis.

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Jonny Black scored four goals as a strong Tandragee Rovers side eased home in Mid-Ulster Reserve League Division One by 9-1 away to Hill Street. Simon McClean grabbed a brace - with Colin Bingham, Niall Fleming and Andrew Simmons also on target.

An own goal apiece left St Mary’s and Markethill Swifts with a share of the spoils in Saturday’s 1-1 draw.

Stuart Stevenson provided Bourneview Mill with the only reward despite an encouraging team display in Mid-Ulster Reserve League Division Two during the 3-1 weekend defeat by Lurgan Town.

Mark Richardson and Ian Wilson each found the net for Rectory Rangers in a 3-2 reverse across Mid-Ulster Reserve League Division Three at Red Star.