Beckett Cup final disaster for Moira with heavy defeat

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Moira Albion lost 7-0 in the Beckett Cup final last Friday evening to unbeaten Divison three champions Caledon Rovers.

Moira knew they had a tough task to come away with the trophy as they were up against a side who has won every single match they have played in the league so far this season.

The game plan must have been to keep things tight and try and nick a goal on the counter-attack.

If that was the plan it went out of the window early in the the game when Caledon’s striker picked the ball up at the edge of the box and found the bottom corner.

Things went from bad to worse soon as Caledon made no mistake from the spot after Moira had given away a clumsy foul in the box.

At half-time and 2-0 down after a battling performance, Moira were still in the game but any hopes for a comeback were quickly dashed.

Caledon stormed out of the blocks, pressing hard and moving the ball much sharper so it wasn’t long before goal number three came along.

A corner was floated in and the ball flew into the net from a firm header.

Moira continued to work hard and try to find some rhythm to their play by using Tommy Greenaway and Ryan Campbell on the wings.

Unfortunately for Moira, Caledon were a cut above them on the night and scored another four goals before the end of the 90 minutes to run away with a 7-0 victory.

The victory completed a league and cup double for Caledon.