Tough for ‘A’ team in top flight

Football fortunes can change in a flash and this was pretty evident today at home against Loughrea when a twist of fortune changed things around in a few seconds. At 1-1 Flan missed a penalty and straight from the kick out Loughrea went down the other end to score in a complete reversal of fortune. Colemanstown put in a great first half but conceded a goal 7 mins in. Tom Flan drew level though soon afterwards after he connected well to a Richie Lally cross. Then that change of fortune when Flan missed the penalty which he earned himself and Loughrea went 2-1 up in the blink of an eye. Ray Moran drew a great save from the Loughrea custodian with a powerful header. 2-1 at half time.  Paddy Mullins had a good chance early in the 2nd half when his downward header was turned around the post for a corner. Loughrea’s keeper made a quick double save when he parried out a drive from distance from Flan and also saved the rebounder from Paddy Mullins. Then Loughrea widened the gap when they scored their 3rd as our defender was dispossessed and the striker got his cross in which was headed home albeit, Niall Gelston did get his fingers to it but was unable to keep it out. Flan went close with a header after a long delivery and a minute later he blasted wide after good work from Alo Finn and Kegs down the stand side of the field.  Alo Finn then had a shot from the edge of the 18’ box but his effort went agonisingly over the crossbar while Flan had our final chance with a shot from distance which was well held on the line. 3-1 it finished and we must now face the fact we will be in a relegation battle and will face a tense final few games.