‘B’ team looking positive but no points to show

The ‘B’ team might still be talking about how they did not or could not score but they certainly had enough possession in the 2nd half to grab a share of the spoils, if not all 3 points in their first league outing on home turf. They were just short on luck against a resilient Oughterard team. Our lads conceded a sloppy goal on 20mins but apart from that neither team created anything particularly ‘creative’  15mins after the re-start Oughterard scored a wonder strike; a piledriver from the edge of the 18’ box. Colemanstown came more into the game as it wore on and on the half hour mark Adrian Burke scored a cracking volley when he connected perfectly to a Gary Broderick free kick. This ignited Colemanstown as the highly regarded young debutant defenders Ross Sullivan & Damien Fahy bought from Leixlip & Garbally Castle respectively came to the fore. Conor O’Grady and Robert Lally had good 2nd half chances but squandered their opportunities. Joe Finnerty missed a sitter with 5mins left when he failed to connect from close range – a testament to his lack of training! Right at the death, Colemanstown were denied a last gasp equaliser when the ref adjudged the ball to have crossed the line direct from a corner ; there was no hawkeye sponsored by specsavers but I’m sure Gary Broderick would eventually have told the truth, being the honest lad he is! The referee made the right decision in not awarding the goal as he overturned his decision in the aftermath. It was a brave performance all round and a ‘knock-out’ performance from Barry Forde at left back, Kerrill Lally and debutants Ross Sullivan & Damien Fahy while Joe Finnerty & Adrian Burke at centre midfield drove forward on every occasion while also dropping back in defence when required. On the balance of chances created one could say Oughterard had the slight edge in the 1st half but Colemanstown had it in the 2nd half; just 0 points to show for their efforts.