SFL Div 2 Rd 4: Castleconnor 0-8 v 0-7 Shamrock Gaels

posted 26 Apr 2014, 06:45 by castleconnor sligo   [ updated 28 Apr 2014, 13:11 ]
The senior team got back to winning ways with a one point defeat of Shamrock Gaels at Corballa on Friday evening
in the division 2 league.

Castleconnor played with the elements in the first half and failed to take advantage of the wind. We started very brightly when a long high ball into the full forward line was caught by Stephen Curley and laid off quickly to the on coming Matthew Cullen, his shot was foot-blocked and a spot kick was awarded. Eamon Cawley stepped up to the mark and an excellent save by the Gaels keeper resulted in the visitors first meaningful attack and reaped the reward by raising a white flag.
Castleconnor replied with two points despite a lot of squandered ball particularly in the forward line.  Great work from the back line meant the sides went in level at 3 points a piece at the interval.
The second half started with 2 Gaels points in quick succession but again the Castleconnor response was huge scoring the next 5 scores of the game against the elements. It was nip and tuck throughout the game and this didn't change in the final periods of the game and a good free from Kevin Langan put the home side two in front (9 to 7). Gaels needed a goal but the back line stood strong and held on for a hard fought one point win and a valuable 2 points meaning we move up to 3rd in the league table after four rounds.
Castleconnor 0-8 v 0-7 Shamrock Gaels
Next Fixture: Away to Cloonacool this Saturday @ 7.00pm.