Hazel Hotel Div 3 Lge . Robertstown vs Clocha Rince

November 8, 2018

Despite the low scoring , this round one league game ,played in Robertstown ,was a very competitive and exciting game , with both defences on top.
Robertstown dominated the early stages of the game , yet despite having the majority of possession ,were only 2 points to nil up after 10 minutes , thanks to a point each from Damien Leeson and Dave Matthews.
Full forward Shane Sutton halved the difference when he pointed for Clocha Rince after 12 minutes .
Scores were at a premium and both defences gave great displays in tackling and dispossessing their immediate opponent . The young Clocha Rince full back line of David Fox , Connor Swan and Niall Lowry showed that they had determination and no little skill in keeping the Robertstown forwards at bay .
Midway through the first half Damien Leeson put Robertstown 4 points to 1 up , only to see Damien Farrell pop over a point after a great move , started by Connor Swan in defence and linked together by Kevin Codd.
Clocha Rince finished the first half stronger and Ciarán Craven pointed to leave the half time score 4 points to 3 in favour of Robertstown.
Robertstown got the first score of the second half when Alan Brennan put them 2 points ahead with a free .
It was now Clocha Rince`s turn to be wasteful when they kicked 4 wides before Paul Lowry cut in from the left and manufactured a point despite being under severe pressure from the Robertstown defence.
Damien Leeson then pointed for Robertstown to leave them ahead by 2 points before Shane Sutton scored , after a good run from Paul Lowry , to leave the minimum between the sides again.
It looked like it was going to be Robertstown`s day when Mickey Moran pointed to leave them 2 points up with 5 minutes to go .
However , Ciarán Craven was not to be denied and the result was in the balance again when he scored a great point from play , from 45 yards out . Now there was only 1 point in the game .
If his previous point was great , the equaliser was magnificient . Out on the left wing , not far from the end line and kicking with his left foot , Ciarán salvaged a draw for Clocha Rince with a score to grace any game .
And so the match ended level at 7 points apiece .
Both sides could have won the game in the end , Robertstown will be disappointed that they didn’t make more of their possession . However , credit must go to Clocha Rince who never gave up trying even though they were chasing the game for long periods.
Clocha Rince ;
Gary Ryan , David Fox, Connor Swan, Niall Lowry ,Kevin Codd, Gordon Miggin,Kevin McEvoy,Seán O Grady,Paul Lowry ,Pat Farrell,Ciarán Craven,Damien Farrell, Ciarán Crinnigan ,Shane Sutton, Niall Bergin.
Subs used :Willie Coyne , Johnny Knowles, Declan Lowry ,Senan O Grady.
Raymond Kelly , Anthony Delaney , John O Sullivan , Eamonn Fitzpatrick ,David Nolan, Anthony Moran, Tony Hedderman, Dave Matthews, Niall Kane, Kevin Fitzgerald, Damien Leeson, Alan Brennan, Adrian McNamee, Micky Moran , Donie Percival.
Subs used:Frank Dowling , Declan Percival,Damien McLorgan.