Minor Championship Div 2 Round 2
Wolfe Tones 4-08
It was a must-win match for both sides and they served up a goal-fest sharing eight of them in a pulsating affair in Kiltale which swung one way then the next for the 60 minutes plus.
It was Wolfe Tones first outing but after a slow start which saw Eoghan Frayne scoring 1-02 for the home side in the first twelve minutes, Scott Farrell netted to draw the match in the fourteenth minute.
Kiltale Bordsmill hit back immediatly though with a Sean Lynch goal and a Conor Quinn point and the maroons went into the first waterbreak a point to the good with Frayne and Vinny Walsh adding to the points tally.
Kiltale Boardsmill continued the scoring after the short break and took control of the match with points from Frayne and Quinn and another goal from the speedy corner forward Lynch, this left them five points ahead as half time approached and Tones were to score only once in the last 15 minutes of the half – vitally though the score was a goal from the ever lively no. 10 Kyle Moran just before the whistle.
Half-tme score Kil/Board 1-07 Tones 2-02
If Kiltale dominated most of the first half, Wolfe Tones did so early in the second, outscoring the home side by six points to one in the first 11 minutes but the points were to dry up for the purple and yellows, Walsh added another point for Kiltale just after the second water break but Tones weren’t finished on the goals front and Moran netted again in the nineteent minute of the second half to leave his side 3-08 to 2-09 ahead with eight minutes left.
The home side were now under pressure and needed a shot in the arm urgently, cometh the hour cometh the men as once again Lynch raised the green flag in the 23rd minute and Walsh netted a rasper four minutes later. Walsh added another point as did Frayne and things were back in control for Kiltale/Boardsmill as they turned a three point defecit into a six point lead.
Wolfe Tones were to get a consolation goal with the final strike of the sliotar through a Thomas Donegan penalty. Though a consolation goal, the score might have a large bearing on the group as point difference may be vital for Kiltale/Boardsmill having drawn with Dunderry in the first game.
The scenario is clear now, Dunderry must beat Tones by more than three points when they meet in the final game of the group if they are to qualify ahead of the Kiltale Boardsmill combination, definitely not a foregone conclusion as the freely goal-scoring Wolfe Tones side now have a game under their belt and with Eoin and Thomas Donegan as well as Kyle Moran in their side they will be a difficult side to beat.
Liam Boyle; Tadgh Cotter, Sean McKenna, Charlie McCormack; Senan Maher, Graig Gilsenan, Mark Flaherty; Ciaran McLoughlin, Darragh McVann; Conor Quinn (0.02 1f), Eoghan Frayne (1.06 1f), Vinny (1.02) Walsh; Sean Lynch (2.00), Noah Lacey O’Dea, Tom Ryan.
Subs- Ryan Daly, Luke Gallagher, Liam Deegan.
Diarmuid Heaney; Conor McKeever, Eoin Donegan, Colin Condra; Eoin Finnegan, Sean Murray, David Curtis; Thomas Donegan, Sean O’Hare; Kyle Moran, Joseph Smith, Ciaran O’Dea; Patrick Heaney, Lorcan McEntee, Scott Farrell.
Subs: Ciaran O’Hare, Corbin Jenkinson.