This away victory against Knocknacarra this evening was hard fought in the heat of a last minute goal scored by man of the match Alan Finn. It brings Colemanstown a step closer to securing the second promotion spot behind Div1 league title winners Corrib Celtic. This win was well savoured, just like a nice bottle of fine wine…. Knocknacarra seemed to lack ambition and drive as Colemanstown more or less controlled the game from beginning to end. Colemanstown scored in their first real effort of the game; a free kick swung in by Alan Finn which was half blocked by the defense but Ray Moran latched on to the broken ball and his half volley found the net. Knocknacarra made it 1-1 on 25mins after they were awarded a dubious free kick which was partially deflected but somehow ended up in the net. The home side made it 2-1 a few minutes later from a set piece; a corner kick which broke to the unmarked striker on the back post and he made no mistake from close range. Ray Moran then had a cracker which hit the outside of the crossbar and unfortunately went agonizingly wide. Then Alan Finn tried more of his magic just before the break as he knocked the ball between 2 defenders, ran on to it, held his nerve and finished well from 8 yards. In the second half, Knocknacarra had little or no chances as Colemanstown pressed from the restart, yet it took them a while to create anything fruitful. In fact it was the last quarter before they created anything of note. Welshy had a one-on-one chance at the near post but the keeper parried the shot which fell to Ray Moran whose second attempt was deflected wide. Flan had a right footed volley which flew over the bar. Then up popped that man Alan Finn again as he broke in along the end line and his powerful shot from a wide angle was too difficult to manage as the keeper palmed it in to his own net. This was a win that was carved out with patience, endurance and simply taking the chances presented and capitalising on the cracks at times in the Knocknacarra defense. Alan Finn was superb on the right wing putting in a man of the match display. Ray Moran & Gareth Lally launched plenty of ball to Welshy & Flan who worked hard up front. Trevor Mullins had a mighty second half performance as the work and drive for the second place promotion spot remains up for grabs. It has been far from a straight forward season this year but 2 wins out of the remaining 3 games should do the trick! Support welcome for the remaining 3 games folks.