Colemanstown ‘A’ 5 – Cois Farraige 1 Match Report by Ollie Crowe.
Colemantown ‘A’ Team put in a dominant, emphatic performance against Carraroe side Cois Farraige, to record their second league victory of the season. In truth, the result was never in doubt, as the Colemanstown men won their individual battles in every position. The final score of 5-1 reflects this superiority.
The back four of Conal Docherty, Sean Hardiman, Jason Finn and Ronan Carr worked very well, as did the experienced midfield partnership of Damian Wynne and Richie Lally. Wingers Thady Moran and Josh Brennan slotted in seamlessly and have added a huge level of energy to the team. Up front Gary Lally and Eoin Kenny combined well. Gary covered every inch of the grass, working tirelessly for the whole match.
Chances from the home side flowed from the kick off. Gary Lally, who was a constant thorn in the away side’s defence, had two half chances within 5 minutes. Eoin Kenny had a shot on 15 minutes, after some great combination play between Josh Brennan and Gary Lally. Gary then went close from a Richie Lally free kick. Cois Farraige gradually settled into the game but had problems unlocking the rock solid defensive line.
Colemanstown got their reward late in the first half after Josh Brennan was fouled inside the area after a Thady Moran cross. Josh was certain to open his account for the A team, only to be dragged to the ground. Richie stepped up and cooly converted the penalty.
The second half was no different. Colemanstown could easily have been 2 nil up when Thady Moran’s shot was well saved by the Cois Farraige keeper, after good combination play from Eoin Kenny and Gary Lally. In truth the away side should have equalised on 60 minutes, had they shown more composure. Colemanstown seemed to kick into another gear and soon got their reward. Gary Lally got the goal his work rate deserved. He used his strength and craft to beat the Cois Farraige centre back from a through ball by Richie Lally. A minute later Colemanstown were 3-1 up. It was a goal worth waiting for. Thady floated a lovely left footed pass out wide to Josh. Josh hit a pin point cross to Eoin Kenny and no better man to finish under pressure.
The away side pulled one back .They did manage to put pressure on the home side. Sean Hardiman cleared a certain goal off the line when a goal seemed certain. Goalkeeper Alan Finn was solid from set pieces, punching the ball to safety on several occasions.
However, Colemanstown continued to carve out chances. Sean Hardiman’s long ball was nearly converted by Gary Lally. Thady Moran had another shot saved, but got his first Colemanstown goal from a Richie Lally corner. First of many Thady! Soon after, Dylan Grady converted a great Conal Docherty cross.
This was a huge team effort. Everyone performed well for 90 minutes. Colemanstown had a great blend of youth and experience. Hopefully they can push on and convert this potential into more points on the board. Well done boys!