Con Magees slip up as O’Donnell’s prosper

ACFL Division 3

 O’Donnell’s 4-10 Con Magee’s 2-9

Con Magee’s Glenravel suffered their second defeat in this year’s ACFL Division 3 campaign when they travelled to MacRory Park and were beaten by seven points by O’Donnell’s who by virtue of this win move to within a point of Sunday’s rivals.In conditions that made good football difficult it was the home side who adapted best in the wind and driving rain to put themselves in the driving seat at half time when they led by 3-4 to 0-3 thanks to two well struck penalties by Padraig McKissock and another from play by Ciaran Ferran.

Facing a stiff second half breeze and playing into the driving rain the visitors improved considerably with Eamon Fyfe causing the home defence problems with his strong running and when the mercurial corner-forward was chopped down, ten minutes into the half Josh McKeown stepped up to beat Conor Walsh from the penalty spot.         Despite enjoying a lot of possession and racking up a further 1-6 they were unable to close the gap as O’Donnell’s continued to pick off the scores on the break  and things threatened to boil over in the closing minutes with referee Brendan McPoland handing out a number of red cards.

Sarsfield’s win over Ballycastle sees them move six clear at the top of the division but despite this defeat Glenravel still find themselves in second place, six points behind but with two games in hand so their destiny is still very much in their own hands.                      O’Donnell’s, by virtue of this win are only a point behind with St. Malachy’s in fourth place after a big win over Mitchell’s and Naomh Padraig Lisburn slipping into fifth following Friday night’s defeat to Sarsfield’s. In the closest contest of the day Eire Og beat St. Agnes 1-10 to 1-9

 

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