St Comgall’s win gives them survival hope

All County Football League Division Two B (Second phase)

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In around the house! St Comgall’s bombard the Davitt’s goal as they grab their first win at Dunsilly

St Comgall’s 1-13 M Davitt’s 2-05

Antrim based St Comgall’s have struggled to maintain hard earned status in their new berth in the second grade this term in a season in which wins have been hard to achieve.

The South West side had to dig deep to earn promotion to the second grade in 2016 and have looked to gain a foothold ever since and when they played hosts to fellow strugglers Michael Davitt’s on Sunday the points at stake were of vital importance to both.

The Antrim men went into the game awaiting their first win on their new home base out in the wide expanses of Dunsilly and as events were to unfold the day was to brighten as the St Comgall’s finally tasted the sweet fruits of victory.

St Comgall’s looked comfortable from the outset and despite the pressures of the occasion they were away on the positive with early white flags raised by Paddy Quinn, Conor Mc Auley, and Caolan Mc Keown.

Davitt’s did regain composure for a term as they reduced the deficit to the minimum but the home side finished the opening period as they had begun as Peter Mc Auley, Paddy Quinn and Paul O’ Connor split the posts in turn in the latter stages to give their team a 0-06 to 0-02 lead at the short whistle.

The Antrim men were quick out of the starting blocks in the second half with Paddy Quinn leading the offence in style but Davitt’s were not about to make concession and when they grabbed a couple of majors in back to back fashion the Twinbrook men were within striking distance of their hosts.

The Saints picked up the baton again in the latter stages however and a trio of late scores saw them breast the line with the precious league points secured on a scoreline of 1-13 to 2-05.

Relegation does still remain a major threat in St Comgall’s camp however but they do have their fate in their own hands with four games to play and Sunday’s win must surely give them a great confidence boost in the games ahead.

They play hosts to Dunloy on Wednesday evening with Gort na Mona and All Saint’s to follow but their game with basement dwellers Ardoyne most likely to be of huge significance.

 

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