Stephen Walsh decides close contest for ‘A’ Team

Colemanstown displayed plenty of spirit & commitment in a fine team performance against a youthful Oughterard side to claim another league win and hence a further climb up the league table. It was a high tempo game but Colemanstown got off on the highest gear as the game was only minutes old when Gareth Lally scored from the edge of the box after a superb 20 yard cross from Alan Finn. They had 3 more great chances in the first half through John Keeley who fired over the bar from the edge of the area as he looked for his first league goal of the season; Gareth Lally who was just wide of the mark and Ray Moran’s great strike from all of 30yards but the Oughterard custodian made a fine reflex save. In the 2nd half, it was Oughterard who dominated proceedings for the first 20mins or so and they were rewarded on 65mins with a fine header from Coady to equalise. 3 good substitutions in the form of Ritchie Lally, Ronan Geraghty & Stephen Walsh up front proved decisive. Stephen Walsh got the winner with 10mins remaining following great work from Jason Finn at the back who passed to Ray Moran who drove forward drawing defenders towards him and freeing up space for Stephen Walsh to burst towards the box and shoot the winner from an angle. Ollie Crowe rolled back the years to turn in another marvellous performance similar to last week’s game against Maree/Oranmore when he scored his first goal of the season, a simply wonderful diving header. Colemanstown were indebted to several fine saves from ‘Junior’ in goals who kept them in contention while Jason Finn maintained a steady ship in defense. Ray Moran in central midfield was very lively all through and was central to almost every Colemanstown move. Paddy Mullins, whilst attending a family wedding in London, was kept up to date on the game’s progress by his mother who couldn’t travel to London to join in the celebrations as the dogs had to be looked after. Tins of Pedigree Chum all round for the weekend…   Meanwhile, our u12’s game did not proceed on Saturday morning as East Utd conceded the game late in the week. They will now play their first game away to Cois Farraige on Sat Sept 21st at 9.30am.