Minor BL: Castleconnor 3-08 v 3-06 Tourlestrane

posted 17 Apr 2014, 08:11 by castleconnor sligo
On Tuesday our minor team secured a league semi final with a game to spare after their away win over Tourlestrane.
It wasn't all good however as the hosts scored 2-1 in the first 10 minutes. They enjoyed most of the possession for the next 5 minutes but were unable to convert this to the scoreboard. Soon after Matthew Cullen scored the first point for the reds. Another few points from Matthew and Jason Earlis before Jason smashed the ball into the roof of the net. Stephen Durkan made way for Paul Flynn at this point, with the newcomer filling in left half and James Boland moving to corner back. There was time for another point from Matthew before the teams broke for half time. 2-2 to 1-5.
The second half started similar to the first again Tourlestrane racing into a 6 point lead. It was the last score, the goal that really woke up our lads.Then they started to make some attacking space and soon cut the gap to 3 thanks to Sean Carrabine's goal. Lewis Beardshall came on for Danny O'Hora and straight away made some vital tackles in the forward line, pinning back the hosts. Matthew scored the third goal for Castleconnor but Tourlestrane scored another 2 points to go a point in front. Enda Kilcullen replaced Cian Barrins before Jack O'Hora leveled the game again. Two more points from Matthew and Micheal Cahill saw out the game.
The boys are now unbeaten and will look to continue that with their last group game against Enniscrone to ensure the home semi final.
Team: Kenneth Flynn, Conor Gallagher, Stephen Durkan, James Boland, Cian Barrins, Benny Foody, Jason Earlis (1-1, c), Keith Foody, Sean Carrabine ( 1-0), Jack O'Hora (0-1), Micheal Cahill (0-1), Matthew Cullen (1-5), Danny O'Hora
Subs: Enda Kilcullen, Lewis Beardshall, Paul Flynn and Odhran Quinn.