Lively ‘B’ Team clock 4th successive win

Our lively B team have now scored 20 goals in their last 4 games are a creeping slowly up the ladder. They were 3 goals to the good by the quarter hour mark in their latest league encounter against Craughwell on Saturday thanks to two John O’Brien goals & a penalty dispatched with ultimate ease by Sean Walsh. Although fielding with a depleted side they took all goal chances presented from the opportunities they carved out. John O’Brien scored his first goals for the club this season which were an exact replica of each other. His first came from a long kick out from Tom Broderick in goals which he latched on to; brushed aside the defenders and finished exquisitely. His second one soon after came in similar fashion; another long ball from the back headed on by Rob Lally in midfield which JOB ran onto to finish off his second opportunity presented to him. Then Walsh converted from the penalty spot after he himself was taken down and so our lads had a strong early foothold on the game. Meanwhile joint table toppers on the day, Craughwell were not very creative in attack; they peppered our box with crosses but our rearguard: Damian Mannion (LB) Steve Broderick, Ross Sullivan & Joe Finnerty (RB) defended resolutely to keep the Craughwell attackers at bay. 3-0 half time. Eanna Daly was then introduced at half time for Ronan Skehill who had some great surges on the left wing before he had to retire early to go hurling (and by the way scored the winning goal against Kiltormer). Eanna’s appearance on the pitch, however, was short lived due to a nasty injury sustained to his knee. His momentum almost carried him to Burkes bar for a medicinal can of Bulmers to ease the pain whilst waiting on the ambulance to arrive. He required numerous stitches and we wish him a speedy recovery. At least he now has a legitimate excuse for not participating in the 10k run as we hope the crutches won’t put him into hibernation over the Easter. Craughwell were a much improved team in the 2nd half and pushed from the outset drawing numerous top class saves from Tom Broderick and a sterling display from our defence. Craughwell eventually made the break through with 15mins remaining as their first attempt from the right was halted by our defence but as the ball swung in again, it broke to the Craughwell striker who dispatched it well to set up a nervy finish for Colemanstown although they had a 2 goal cushion. Was there a comeback in the joint table toppers?? These B team lads knew they had yet again to show their outstanding spirit and this they did. Our 4th goal came to seal the points and inflict revenge on Craughwell’s earlier win in the first round tie as this great turnaround in fortune continues for the B team. Sean Walsh & Tommy Kelly (who was introduced for the injured Eanna Daly) were both involved in the build up to our 4th goal as Walsh fed to Tommy K who in turn fed the lurking Rob Lally who rounded the keeper & dispatched the ball into an empty net to net his 4th goal of the season. It was an emphatic win but no more than these lads deserved for their outstanding spirit. Sean Walsh & Padraig Quirke anchored the midfield area between them while Antonio on the right wing & JOB & Rob Lally up front inflicted much of the damage while a sterling performance from our defence helped ensure revenge was sweet. ‘B’ team play their next game on Saturday next at the later time of 4.30pm KO (due to the 10K run) against Oughterard. Another win would be nice!!