Flurry of goals kill off Aghagallon challenge

Reserve Cup Football Group 1

St. Gall’s 5-16  Aghagallon 0-13

St Gall’s swept St Mary’s aside in this Reserve Cup Group 1 game with a flurry of goals on a sun kissed evening in Milltown.

The first goal came just on the first water break when Conn Doherty received a pass in front of goal and he palmed it home. He repeated this just before half time when a “45” wasn’t dealt with in the Aghagallon defence. Other than the goals the first half was even enough with both teams taking their points, the highlights being a great solo effort by David McAlernon who caught the ball in mid field and soloed until he found his range and then everyone in green was delighted to see Chris Loughran get a point on his return to competitive football after a long battle with injury.

Half time 2:07 to 0:08

However, the hosts stepped it up a gear in the second half and Aghagallon had no answer. Brendan Bradley opened the scoring and he was instrumental in everything St Gall’s did in the second half notching up an individual tally of 1:04 but contributing to a lot more of the scores. With the upper hand St Gall’s confidence grew and their willingness to move for each other carved open chance after chance. 

Kevin Bradley got the third goal for St Galls, and Doherty got his own third straight after that, just on the second water break Brendan Bradley got his final score, winning the ball and driving the ball hard and low into the bottom corner of the net.

Aghagallon’s goal was scored by Anselm Henry who collected a Jonny Harbinson pass but it was merely a consolation.

St Gall’s

Louis Mc Cormick, Paul Loughran, Che Ferguson, Jack Hopkins, Ronan Gilligan (0:01), Caolan Chada (0:01), Lorcan Mc Ilroy (0:01), Kain Cruikshank (0:01), Cathal O Kane,

 Michael Hopkins (0:02 1f), Brendan Bradley (1:04 2f), Jarlath Mervyn (0:01), Oran Delaney, Conn Doherty (3:01), Kevin Bradley (1:01)

19 Oisin Crawford (0:02) For Cathal O Kane, 20 Conall Mc Cabe (0:01 1f) For Michael Hopkins 21 Kevin Goran 22 Ruairi Wilson for Jarlath Mervyn

St Mary’s

Damien O Hagan, James Crossey, Roland Mulholland, Jonathan Harbinson, Aaron Doherty, Chris Loughran (0:01), Chris Mc Grath (0:01), Niall Rogers, Callum Fitzpatrick,

Chris Henry, David Mc Alernon (0:01), Anselm Henry (1:02), Fintan Campbell (0:02), Ruairi Loughran (0:06 5f), Philip Tallon

Adam Shanks for Chris Henry, Daniel Hannon for Niall Rogers, Cormac Lavery for Philip Tallon, Joe Mc Alinden for Chris Mc Grath

Referee Rab Lappin (Lamh Dhearg)

In the other Reserve Football Cup played last night Lamh Dhearg edged out St. Enda’s at Hightown, Roger Casements recorded a resounding victory over Gort na Mona at Enright Park, Cargin defeated Creggan in Toome and Rossa had a resounding victory over Ahoghill in Clooney.

If anyone has a wee report on any of the games played last night, which we have not featured send it to ptrckmclwn@yahoo.co.uk or john.mcilwaine@yahoo.co.uk asap


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