Flan’s the Man in ‘A’ Team’s win

Colemanstown literally blew away East United in a 6-1 rout in wind swept Castlepark today. This keeps them in the hunt for silverware together with West United & Salthill Devon who currently top the table. Colemanstown’s  2-0 lead at half time against the breeze probably left East United with little or no chance of a second half recovery especially against a stiff breeze. Tom Flan was Man of the Match, notching 4 goals, and made the most of every chance that came his way. It was a pity though about the sublime effort that hit the woodwork midway through the second half. Flan took just 5 mins to make an impact when he scored his first goal, which was a bullet from 20yards. This goal gave Colemanstown a great injection of confidence playing into the breeze. Paddy Mullins scored our second after a ball broke in the box and Mullins slotted home from close range. 2-0 at the break but it didn’t take long after the resumption for Flan to find No.3 as he connected well to a ball over the top from Ray Moran. His next was a peach of a goal which originated from a long kick out from Alan ‘Junior’ Finn in goals; Flan controlled the ball on the turn and shot from 30yards for a spectacular effort as he duly completed his hat-trick. Flan scored his 4th of the day and 20th of the season from the penalty spot after Kerrill Hardy was taken down. By now Colemanstown were rampant while East’s defence was in pieces and minutes later Colemanstown added their sixth through the boot of Kerrill Hardy. This was like a game of fun for Colemanstown as players lined up to take shots at goal while Colemanstown’s possession on the ball was meaningful, about 70%. At the final whistle on a bitterly cold day, the smiles on the player’s faces was as wide as the gap between the 2 teams. Tom Flannery was man of the Match in a prominent display for him but everyone can take pride in the account they gave of themselves. ‘A’ team are away to Mervue next Sunday at 11am in the league.