Jayo Finn’s goals the key factor in ‘A’ teams latest win

This was a big test for Colemanstown given that the last number of games didn’t go their way. In this one, they were convincing from the outset and were 2-0 up on West United after 10mins. Jason Finn rose highest to an Alan Finn corner kick to smash home the first on 6mins. He had been suffering a bit of a goal drought until today, not having scored in a while but certainly made amends in this game. Ray Moran scored the second to maintain his hugely impressive strike rate with a splendid curling shot  into the top corner from 20yards after good work on the left wing from the industrious Alan Finn.  The city side came back however, to make it 2-2 with 2 good individual goals while Colemanstown custodian Sean Mannion had a splendid save in between both goals. With minutes to go in the first half, Alan Finn made it 3-2 when he whipped in a cross/shot from the left wing for a classic goal. 3-2 at the break. Colemanstown endured much pressure for the 2nd half but the pressure eased somewhat when Jason Finn again, caught the eye with his aerial power when he smashed home a sublime header from a Damo Wyne corner to make it 4-2, an exact replica of his first goal. West got 1 back soon afterwards and the sustained pressure on Colemanstown for the last 10 mins set up a nervy finish. Colemanstown defense proved their worth as they did an amazing job and adjusted well to soak up the pressure. They harried, tackled, booted and cleared the ball time and time again as the prolific Jason Finn, veteran and ever loyal Garry O’ Grady and versatile Trevor Mullins were notably to the fore. West’s attempt for a last gasp equaliser was well saved by stand in keeper Sean Mannion who showed dynamic flexibility in tipping the ball around the post from 10yards. And so it finished 4-3 in what was a great win. Ray Moran adapted seamlessly to his midfield position despite carrying a niggling injury. Alan Finn & Damo Wynne were class on the wings covering acres of ground while Sean Mannion in goal proved his worth. Ritchie Lally & Gareth Lally again showed tireless running and ‘never say die’ attitude. Up front Squelchy was rapid fast and Tom Flan had plenty of prolific efforts which were simply eye catching. Paddy Mullins, Johnny Lally & Andreas also played their part when introduced. Well done to all on a great win. The 2 sides meet again in the reverse fixture on Wednesday at 7.15pm in South Park. Meanwhile Ray Moran netted twice in last week’s mid week fixture against Corrib Celtic but it was not enough as they lost 3-2 on the night. Our ladies also had a great 2-1 win over city side Salthill Devon today – match report to follow in the next few days. Finally, the club offers it’s sympathies to the Duane family, Cormacoo, Colemanstown on the recent death of Mrs. Mary ‘Baby’ Duane.