Colemanstown ‘A’ Team fell to an away defeat in Mervue Astro on a miserable wet Saturday evening in Mervue. The final scoreline of 4 -0 didn’t reflect the competitive nature of this fixture. Indeed it was the visiting side who created all the chances in the first quarter, with Tom Flannery, Padraig Quirke and Damien Wynne all coming close. Jason Finn certainly had a credible shout for a penalty after a collision in the Mervue Box
However the home side scored two quick first half goals from two well worked attacks, leaving Colemanstown disappointed at the break.
Mervue clinched a very early second half goal leaving our lads with a mountain to climb. Matters weren’t helped when the referee allowed a controversial offside goal to the home side.
Second half substitutes Niall Gelston, Geordan Kenny, Ryan Noone, Fionn O’Connor and Dean Reilly battled hard as did the rest of the boys. As usual our lads fought to the bitter end as they have done all year. Match report by Ollie Crowe.
Our ‘B’ Team took on Kiltullagh yesterday and this had all the indications of a game of two halves from the outset. With both sides struggling to come to terms with a biting wind and icy rain, there wasn’t much room for brilliance in a tough contest.
The stiff breeze aided Colemanstown in the first half. The lads weren’t long using it to good effect, with David Mullins, Conor Feeney & Shane Lally creating reasonable chances while veteran Kevin Moore made plenty of runs on to through balls delivered by Mullins, Paul Moore, Steven Broderick & Stephen Lyons. Colemanstown capitalised on their chances and went 1-0 up through a Conor Feeney strike from the edge of the box. Kiltullagh responded through a header from a corner before the break to make it 1-1.
The 2nd half was a different affair as Kiltullagh took advantage of the elements. Although Colemanstown were able to win possession and retain the ball well, they were unable to make headway up front. Kiltullagh scored two 2nd half goals which Kerrill Lally in goals could do nothing about as usual custodian Tom Broderick acclimatised well in his new berth at right back with Mark Donnellan earning his worth at left back. Connor Booth & Shane Lally ran both flanks well and apart from the fresh legs provided by Adam Doyle, there was no one else to introduce which has been the downfall of the B team for many games this year. 3-1 loss in the end in Kiltullagh in a creditable display and no flashbacks of the heavy defeat inflicted by Gort at the same venue in the 1st game of the season.
Squad: Kerrill Lally, Tom Broderick, Steven Broderick, Stephen Lyons, Mark Donnellan, Connor Booth, Paul Moore, David Mullins, Shane Lally, Kevin Moore, Conor Feeney, Adam Doyle.