St Comgall’s back in the title race

O’Neill’s ACFL Division 3

St. Comgall’s 7-13 Pearses 4-11

Following defeat last time out to Ardoyne, St. Comgall’s got themselves back in touch in the promotion race with this win over Na Piarsiagh in a high scoring encounter at the Chapel field.

This match started off at a hectic pace with Naomh Comhghall going ahead with 2 goals by Conor McAuley in the first 2 minutes but Pearses weren’t going to lie down and from the kick-out pushed up and got a goal of their own with the match barely 5 minutes old

.Naomh Comhghall responded and increased their lead with 5 points but Pearses responded with 3 of their own to keep in touch. Naomh Comhghall hit the goal trail again with majors from Conor McAuley, who was proving a handful for the visitors defence and paddy Quinn and looked to have secured the points when they led 4-08 to 1-08 at the breakSt Comgalls V Pearse's GAC 22-07-2018 4Pic by Eelco Westerhuis

The second half was a score for score affair with St. Comgall’s adding 3-5 and their opponents 3.03 to leave the final score 7-13 to 4.11 for the Antrim town side. Manager James brazier will be happy with his side’s scoring return but not so pleased at the amount they conceded.

The former Aldergrove player will be pleased at the fact that all six forwards scored but will be looking for defensive improvement if his side are to be in the shake up for honours come season’s end.

St. Comgall’s find themselves in third place after this win on 17 points from 12 starts as they trail St. Patrick’s Lisburn on 20 from 13 starts and Kickham’s Ardoyne also on 20 but with 12 played. St. Malachy’s have also climbed into contention for a promotion spot on 17 from 13 starts while Con Magee’s Glenravel could be the dark horses as they sit on 16 but have only played 11.

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