Tuesday, 20th May, 2014
By Ethan James
Celtic claimed their first win over West in six seasons, while St Joseph’s stamped their authority on the competition in round three of the Community Credit Union Premier League.
St. Joseph’s assistant coach George Callegher said his team played their most complete game of the year in a 5-0 victory against the Goats.
“We played our own game rather than just following the opposition like we did last week,” Callegher aid.
“We created a lot of chances and could have scored maybe seven or eight goals.”
The combination of Barry Schofield and Rylie McInnes was the lynchpin up forward for the Joeys.
The speed of McInnes had him finding plenty of space in behind the last defender.
“During my lifetime I’ve seen a lot of good players but this lad has got a fifth gear, if you know what I mean. He can be brilliant to watch,” Callegher said.
“His shooting was not accurate in the first game but everyone is a bit rusty from the off season.”
McInnes booted the first goal before St Joseph’s went on a scoring spree in the first half.
The speedster was involved in the second when he set up Barry Schofield with a pass in the centre of the box before a further two goals took the lead to 4-0 at halftime.
Alma stemmed the bleeding in the second half and had a number of close calls themselves. A shot from Matt Kiddle hit the crossbar while a Nathan Gageler header also rebounded off the woodwork.
The sole goal in the second came from McInnes, who squeezed one past the keeper.
“But we have to learn to play the real game, move and pass and promote and play the ‘one two’ move,” Callegher said.
“Construction is the name of the game.”
In the opening game, Celtic upset an out of sorts West 3-2.
The green-and-whites hit an early lead and did enough to hold on late in the game, leaving last year’s grand finalists in last place on the ladder without a win from three matches.