Manor remain in drop zone

Manor Rangers remain firmly rooted in the Super League’s relegation zone following a decisive victory registered by Strand Celtic in Sunday’s clash in ideal weather conditions at the Bee Park.

Manor Rangers remain firmly rooted in the Super League’s relegation zone following a decisive victory registered by Strand Celtic in Sunday’s clash in ideal weather conditions at the Bee Park.

Manor Rangers remain firmly rooted in the Super League’s relegation zone following a decisive victory registered by Strand Celtic in Sunday’s clash in ideal weather conditions at the Bee Park.

Strand outplayed Manor for much of this encounter and fully deserved their win. The Sligo outfit was much more purposeful in all aspects of its general play and as a result forced what appeared to be leg weary Rangers to play second fiddle for long periods.

Even when Strand went down to ten players seven minutes after the interval following the red carding of David Brush in an incident with Diarmuid Clancy, the Sligo side continued to dominate the exchanges.

Much of the first half was played in Manor territory and it took a good save by Martin Cleary to deny a 9th minute Michael Devins goal chance when Cleary finger tipped a shot over the crossbar at the expense of a corner.

Cleary was again called into action ten minutes later to cut out ahead of Adam Hynes. Manor never really threatened the Strand posts until the 25th minute when Stephen Smith forced keeper Vincent Cadden to push the shot around his left upright for a corner.

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