Div 2 Rd 10: Castleconnor 1-15 v Eastern Harps 0-9

posted 18 Jun 2011, 14:57 by Bart Barrins
The lads got back on the winning trail after three successive defeats in league and championship. A strong crossfield breeze had no effect on the game. Things looked decidedly poor for us when we trailed by 0-6 v 0-0 after 13 minutes. Kevin Langan got us off the mark and from the resulting kickout Alan Naughton caught the kickout and drove forward to score an excellent point with the outside of his right foot from an awkward angle.
 
This was followed up with another long range point from Brian "Crouch" Howley who was starting to cause havoc around the square. Darragh Gilmartin made the long run up from corner back to score a good point and Kevin Langan and Paul Kilcullen points left us behind 0-8 v 0-7 at the break.
 
We got off to a great start in the second half with two great points from Paul Kilcullen and John McDonnell each and then a monster left-footed effort from Brian Howley. The defence kept the visitors attack at bay with Ronán Keane and David Fox storming out of defence. In the last few minutes John McDonnell was fouled when shooting for goal and Kevin Langan hitting the resultant penalty to the roof of the net.
 
It was some turnaround for the team during the hour and the result puts the team in third place going into the final game of the league where they still can be promoted but that is a monstrous task as they travel to Easkey where they must defeat Easkey to knock them out of promotion.
 
Team: Anthony Kilcullen, Darragh Gilmartin(0-1), Ronán Keane, Brendan Howley, Kieran Naughton, David Fox, Kevin Maye, Paul Kilcullen(0-3), Alan Naughton(0-1), Eoin Flynn, Kevin Langan(1-6), Tomás Cawley, Ultan McGranahan, Brian Howley(0-2), John McDonnell(0-2).Subs: Morgan Fitzsimons, Patrick Cleary, Brian Feeney