‘A’ Team a step safer from relegation

With the end of the season fast approaching, Colemanstown still need a valuable 3 points in their last league game this weekend or favours elsewhere to haul themselves over the line and thus avoid ‘the drop’. They did however, do the needful on Sunday last with a hard earned draw against Oughterard and a valuable 3points midweek against Dynamo Blues. Confidence seems to be building this latter finale to the season as they have strung a couple of good performances together. In their latest encounter it took awhile for Colemanstown  to acclimatise to the added width of the pitch in a very open type game. Colemanstown took the lead on 15mins thanks to a classic Tom Flannery effort assisted by the hard working Ritchie Lally who knocked the ball across from the wing. Tom Flannery was perfectly positioned on the edge of the 18’ box and his wonder volley to  the top corner was a real ‘special’ strike as good as you’d see in the Premiership. Oughterard had equal possession after Colemanstown’s goal and were rewarded on 35mins with a fortunate goal direct from a corner kick which bobbled low and across the box deceiving defenders and keeper Joe Flannery in the Colemanstown goal. Colemanstown had the better of the 2nd half exchanges. Conor Jackson had an early 2nd half chance which he knocked wide while Tom Flannery had a good clear cut chance but turned at the wrong moment in a bid to get himself in to a better shooting position and his shot was snuffed out by Oughterard’s back tracking defenders. Ritchie Lally & again Tom Flannery had efforts from distance but were unable to reap any rewards. Damian Wynne’s workrate was phenomenal all through while 16 year old Paddy Mullins had one of his rare quieter days, having big boots to fill following his ‘man of the match’ performance midweek against Dynamo Blues. It finished 1-1 but it must be said Colemanstown should easily have claimed all 3points. So we wait to see what happens against Maree/Oranmore on Sunday next in their final outing this season and if they receive any favours elsewhere.