The score might suggest otherwise but Colemanstown secured a hard fought 3 points from this latest league encounter against Maree/Oranmore played in Oranmore yesterday. They created 3 clear cut chances and took them well with a good workmanlike performance against a defiant Oranmore side. Indeed until Tom Flannery opened the scoring on the half hour mark there was little to shout about apart from a shot from distance from Tom Flan which he drove over the bar. Flannery’s goal was a sublime effort as he made the most of his chance; he ran onto a pass in behind the defence to slot home from 10yards. Kerrill Hardiman scored our second 8mins later when a long kick out from Alan ‘Junior’ Finn was flicked on at midfield and Hardy who cut in from the left planted the ball well with his left foot from 12yards as the Oranmore rearguard stood helpless. 2-0 at half time. 10mins into the 2nd half Kerrill Hardy and Tom Flan linked up well again as Flan won the ball on the right and with a deft cross found Kerrill Hardy who headed home from close range. Colemanstown took their foot off the pedal a bit as Oranmore came more into the game and had a good 15minute spell. Alan ‘Junior’ Finn made some good saves to keep Colemanstown’s heads up; one a spectacular one on one save which was splendidly saved but still looked a certain goal as it dribbled towards the line but luckily Richie Lally was lurking around that area like a zombie dressed up for Halloween and hacked the ball off the goal line. Tom Flan had another great chance to add to the score line when he chested down a Conor Feeney pass, tricked the defender and hit a left footed volley which was well saved. This win helps Colemanstown maintain 3rd place spot with Salthill in pole position and West Utd in 2nd place. Tom Flan & Kegs combined well together to put in a significant display. Gary Lally was exceptional in midfield, young Johnny Lally showed experience way beyond his years while Alan ‘Junior’ Finn pulled off some great saves to help extinguish any hopes of an Oranmore fightback. Jayo Finn surprisingly appeared a little worse for wear and made an early dash to the dressing room pursued by a large can of Bulmers on legs, which he left behind him the night before. A special word to the lads who helped keep Pearses in Senior hurling the day before and still put in a fine shift for Colemanstown, namely Richie Lally, Damo Wynne, Gary Lally, Kerrill Hardy & Tom Flannery.