St. Teresa’s 0-9 Casement’s 1-12
A spirited second half performance scoring 1-5 without reply secured two vital points for Casements to ease the relegation pressure with two league games remaining. Their defence stood strong throughout the entire game with keeper Brian McManus in top form. There was little to separate the sides at half-time, however both sides will regret many missed scoring chances.
Mid-fielder Mark McAleese was first to register a score for the home team in the seventh minute but St Teresa’s replied immediately with two scores from corner forward Gerry Mallon to take the lead. Paddy Kelly levelled the sides with an excellent score from a sideline free but the visitors hit the front again through three further points from half forward Anton Taylor before Ronan and Paddy Kelly reduced the gap to a point.
HT Casements 0.4 St Teresa’s s 0.5
From the re-start Casements took total control of the game, keeping St Teresa’s at bay for a quarter of an hour with points from 6 different scorers, Michael Hagan, Ronan Kelly, Michael Kelly, Mark McAleese, Paddy Kelly and a killer 39th minute goal from Gerard McAleese, on his return after injury. Two Anton Taylor points got St. Teresa’s going again but further scores from Gerard McAleese and Michael Hagan pressed home the home side’s advantage.
Casements will be pleased with this display, especially the second half performance. They were best served by Brian McManus, Shane Delargy, Aidan McKee, Ryan Convery, Gerard McAleese and Michael Hagan. The St Teresa’s danger men were Conor McGoldrick, Anton Taylor and Gerry Mallon.
Scorers: Casements: Gerard McAleese (1.1), Paddy Kelly (0.3), Michael Hagan (0.3), Mark McAleese (0.2), Ronan Kelly (0.2) and Michael Kelly (0.1)
St. Teresa’s: Anton Taylor (0.6), Gerry Mallon (0.2)
Referee: Colm McDonald.