A tough assignment

THE long journey to Coalisland was always going to be one of the toughest assignments facing Scarva’s reserve side this season.

An already daunting prospect wasn’t made any easier when the Tyrone club’s first team game was called off.

And finding themselves 3-0 down after only 20 minutes, it looked as if a long and painful afternoon lay ahead for Freddie McKelvey’s side.

But they refused to crumble and reduced the arrears to 3-1 with a goal from Dean Smyth.

The half-time interval provided a chance to regroup, and Scarva showed an abundance of commitment and fortitude to ensure the second half was scoreless.

As expected the home side created a series of dangerous attacking opportunities but the locals kept them at bay and carved out chances of their own, with both Kris Heron and Andy Boyce posing a real attacking threat.

Best for Scarva Rangers Reserves was William Morrison, who was colossal in the centre of midfield, while goalkeeper Gordon Magill also deserves plaudits for a series of first class saves.