Scarva Rangers seekmanager for reserve team

SCARVA Rangers are seeking a manager for their reserve team, who drew 1-1 with Coalisland Athletic Reserves on Saturday.

If you are interested in the position please contact the club secretary Jeffrey Patton on 07840698232 or email jeffrey.patton@btopenworld.com

The club would like to put on record its sincere thanks to outgoing player manager Freddie McKelvey for the unstinting dedication with which he carried out the role during his tenure.

The side halted a four game losing streak with a richly deserved point at home to Coalisland at the weekend.

In fact, the home side held a slender 1-0 lead until the 90th minute when the visitors struck to snatch victory from their grasp.

Alex Hammond unleashed a fine effort from distance that was just past the post and the hosts had a series of corners but couldn’t capitalise on them. At the other end Danny Cullen made an important clearance to deny the visitors a goal.

Early in the second half a free kick was awarded for a foul on Freddie McKelvey and Danny Cullen delivered the ball perfectly into the heart of the Coalisland penalty area. McKelvey headed the ball on and Wayne Jordan bravely met it with a powerful header that flew past the keeper and into the net from close range.

The hosts had other chances in the second half but couldn’t convert them and with the full time whistle less than three minutes away, Coalisland scored an equaliser.

It was a desperately cruel blow for Scarva keeper Alan Hammond who dived full stretch to produce a magnificent save but the ball came off the post and struck him before rebounding into the net.

The draw was disappointing but the players should take heart from their commitment.