Ross drops deep into midfield role but maintains his threat in front of goal with decisive strike to seal points for Richhill

David Ross (right).
David Ross (right).

David Ross may have switched into midfield but proved his value in front of goal with another crucial strike in Richhill colours to see off Dungannon Tigers.

Ross, who has moved into a midfield position to aid the overall team set-up, grabbed the game’s only goal on Saturday with a second-half strike.

Jason Walker climbed off the sidelines to provide an assist for Ross and cap a strong Richhill display.

Richhill manager Neil Rowntree entered the match with a depleted panel and, as a result, requested Ross alter his position.

Ross’ response was to grab centre-stage.

Johnny Allen had an early goal ruled out, with Andrew Allen firing a long-range drive just past the post.

Neil Lester and William Crozier also tested the Tigers backline before Ross found the net.

“It was an excellent all-round team performance,” said a Richhill spokesman. “The back-four unit of Calvin, Maguire, Davison and Cooke offered excellent protection to goalkeeper Neil McCartney.

“Heavy rainfall forced a temporary halt to play around 78 minutes then, after the restart, we got the only goal.”

Richhill Swifts’ Lonsdale League programme on Saturday provided victory against White City reserves.

The 5-2 success added to the recent run of fine form under manager Jack Ellis.

Harry Black, James McKendry, Craig Smith and Matthew Finlay each found the net for the youthful villagers.

David Nesbitt, one of the side’s most experienced players, was also on target.