SFL Div 2 Rd 8: Castleconnor 1-10 v 1-8 Easkey

posted 18 May 2015, 03:59 by castleconnor sligo
The Intermediate team kept their hopes of making a league final alive with a well earned win over neighbours Easkey in Corballa on Friday evening.
Despite playing with the breeze and getting countless opportunities, the home side only led by two at half time largely thanks to a Matthew Cullen goal. Eamon Cawley had the chance to put the gap to four but his penalty was put narrowly over after Brian Howley was hauled down by the Easkey keeper.

The hosts started the second half well, with the ever present Stephen Curley keeping the scoreboard ticking over with a total of five points from play. Just as Castleconnor seemed to be getting a real grip on proceedings, midway through the second half Easkey fired into the net after a little confusion in the full back line. However, the visitors couldn't find a way at the goal late on thanks to an extremely solid defensive performance. Despite the home side missing numerous chances to close the game out, they held on for a two point win.

Special mentions for Niall Judge and Keith Earlis who made their first starts of the year following their return from serious knee injuries respectively.

Team: Colin Gordon, Tom Cawley, Brendan Howley, Ronan Keane, Cian Barrins, John McDonnell, Jack O'Hora, Michael Langan, Kevin Langan, Keith Earlis, Eamon Cawley, Stephen Curley, Niall Judge, Brian Howley, Matthew Cullen  Subs: Paul Sweeney, Stephen Kilgannon, (Both Featured) Stephen Durkan, Ciaran Kilcullen, Barnes Kelly, Vinny Howley

Next up for the senior team is a must win tie in Templeboy against St. Farnans next Sunday the 24th of May at 2pm.