Irish Cup (Round 4)
There were no goals in an even first half of a very attractive game with both teams playing their
football mostly on the ground. Early on, Queen’s came close twice when left wing crosses found the
head of Ryan McCready. His first effort struck the post and his second was well saved by Killyleagh
keeper Aaron Carberry. It was end to end stuff and the visitors almost took the lead when Stephen
Kennedy outpaced the home defence only to see his powerful shot well saved by Declan Brown.
Queen’s dominated after the break and soon took the lead when Barry Walsh’s 25 yarder flew into
the bottom corner. The second arrived soon after, this time Matt Hughes’s effort from a similar
position gave Carberry no chance. Hughes also hit the far post as Queen’s took over the game. On 70
minutes, Hughes’s long corner found Daniel Hanna beyond the far post and he headed in from close
to the by line. Queen’s sub Jake Moore ran clear of the Killyleagh defence but his shot was well
saved by Carberry, who the made an outstanding save near the end to deny Ronan Young. Killyleagh
never gave up and Kennedy scored a fine consolation goal having dribbled past a number of
This was a fine victory against a very useful Killyleagh team. The senior teams now enter the Irish
Cup so we will await the draw for round 5 with anticipation.
Next is a league game at home to Moyola Park on Sat 9th December ko 2pm