Brace from Kegs helps A team edge 7 goal thriller

Kerrill Hardiman scored twice in what was a remarkable day for him in a 7 goal feast of entertainment in Kinvara. The game was turned on it’s head within 5 minutes as Colemanstown A team found themselves 2-0 up. The first came through Damo Wynne after great work from Ronan Geraghty who squared the ball off to the better positioned Damo who scored from 8 yards. Kegs had his first effort at goal minutes later when a smashing defence splitting pass from Tom Flan found Kerrill Hardy who still had work to do before tapping to the side of the keeper. Colemanstown took their foot off the gas a bit thereafter & Kinvara came more into the game. They were rewarded on 25 mins when they scored a header direct from a corner. Tom Flan then hit the woodwork with a curling effort but made no mistake with his next attempt as he rose highest to an Alan Finn corner with a cracking header. 3-1 at half time. Kinvara restarted the 2nd half with renewed vigour and belief as they harried and tackled in a bid to get a foothold on the game. It was Colemanstown though who were rewarded 10mins after the restart when Ray Moran provided an inch perfect pass to Kegs who deftly rounded the defender and keeper with ultimate ease before slotting home. Kinvara needed a response and it was provided, albeit fortuitously in a shot come cross which deceived Alan Finn in the Colemanstown goal to make it 4-2. The hosts showed great promise for the latter stages of the game and pulled another goal back with 20mins left to make it 4-3. From there until the end it was a nervy finish and a breathless spectacle as Colemanstown sustained continued pressure to hold out for a 4-3 win. They won’t care quite how the goals go in as long as they take all three points and this they duly did. It has to be said that Kegs who was man of the match was almost wholly responsible for this win for his performance alone.