‘A’ Team end winless league run

The ‘A’ team gave themselves great hope in their bid to secure the escape from the drop to First Division soccer with two great goals against Corrib Celtic in Annaghdown on Thursday evening. The game was late starting due to an injury picked up by Conor Jackson in the warm up, after which an ambulance was awaited delaying the game. We wish Conor a speedy recovery with his knee injury. This was a tough game which has always been the case between these two sides given the rivalry down through the years but it mattered little to Gerry Moran & his charges as they ended at last their 14 game winless league run. It was 0-0 at the break as Colemanstown stood toe-to-toe with a good Corrib Celtic team and it wasn’t until 15mins into the second half that Paddy Mullins broke the deadlock. The goal resulted from an exceptional move through the middle and an exquisite pass from Ray Moran into Paddy whose sweet strike from 20 yards found the top corner. 15mins later, in a similar build up to the first goal, with an assist again from Ray Moran, Squelchy ended his personal goal drought for the ‘A’ team with an exceptionally well taken 2nd goal which he buried into the bottom corner and he didn’t even get a nose bleed!!  The relief was palpable as this 2-0 hard earned win might now put us back on track for the last few games of the season. It was a sterling team display, and no one more worthy of mention than young Lee Murphy who put in an epic shift at centre back coupled with the ever consistent Jayo Finn with Alo Finn on the left and Damo Wynne on the right. Gary Lally, Ronnie Geraghty and the ageless Bailey played an intense disciplined game in the centre of the field while Paddy Mullins & Ray Moran on the wings showed great magic. Squelchy did the damage up front while his thwarting runs made it difficult for Corrib Celtic’s defence. It was also good to see Richie Lally return after a long lay-off through injury while Matt Moran also played his part when introduced. At the final whistle, the relief was great as our lads had just put another feather in Hatmans caps. It was nice to see the sun setting over the Corrib with a beautiful orange skyline in the background surely indicative of more points to come before the end of the season but for now we’ll settle with picking up our first win of the season to prop us a little up the table. Well done to all.