Cargin hold on to take both points

A C Under-15 Football League Div. 2

Erin’s Own Cargin 5-10 Casement’s Portglenone 4-06

Cargin opened account in the under-15 league when a dazzling first half performance highlighted by a superb Callum Gribbin goal sowed the seeds of victory.

Little had separated the sides in the opening quarter with the home side just ahead 2-02 to 1-02 but the Toome lads, with Jack Harney and Callum Gribbin holding sway in the central zone had nipped into a 3-06 to 1-06 interval lead.

Erin’s Own continued to dominate the second period and such was their dominance the die did look cast at the second water break by which stage the lead had increased to 5-08 to 1-06.

The Bannsider’s were not about to give up the ghost however and a strong finishing burst saw a trio of goals as Odhran Doherty grabbed a couple and Jason Kelly collected another but in the event time was not on their side emerging seven point winners.

Cargin had opened account with a Callum Gribbin point in the 2nd with Ryan Mc Allister replying at the other end but another Gribbin point saw the home side nip ahead, but that lead was not to last.

A 10th minute Ryan Mc Allister point saw parity restored and when the clever corner man sent Jason Kelly away on the left to despatch firmly to the back of the net the Portglenone lads had gone three points clear 2-02 to 1-02.

As the opening half progressed Cargin took control at mid-field and Daniel Mc Cann collected to send corner man Niall Quinn away on the left to bag a 13th minute goal.

The home side really had the bit firmly clenched at this stage and Ewan McLaverty’s sent Niall Quinn away to find the net again to give his side a 2-02 to 1-02 advantage at the first water break.

Cargin were now in control and after the short rest period Callum Gribbin and Carl Mc Cann added points apiece.

Impressive centre forward Jason Kelly replied with back to back points but back came the Toome lads and Daniel and Carl Mc Cann combined to send Niall Quinn in for a point before Callum Gribbin grabbed a superb goal.

The mid fielder having gained possession on his own 40 and left several trailing in his wake before unleashing a power finish.

Odhran Doherty added a point to the Casement’s tally but a quick reply in kind at the other end from Sean Hazard ensured a 3-06 to 1-06 interval advantage for the Toome lads.

On the restart Casement’s net minder John Mc Atamney did well to deny Carl Mc Cann in the 3nd minute but the keeper was helpless to deny Carl McCann a goal shortly after with Callum Gribbin quickly adding another point.

The home side were in control as the second period progressed and Patrick O’ Neill got in for their fifth goal to give them a 5-08 to 1-05 lead at the second water break and the points looked in the bag.

It looked as good as over at this stage but to their credit the visitors kept battling to the end even after points apiece from Killian Scullion and Daniel Mc Cann increased the Cargin lead to sixteen points by the 53d minute.

Casement’s finished strongly and were rewarded in a dramatic last few minutes saw the lively Odhran Doherty grab a couple of goals with Jason Kelly adding another but in the event it came too late to effect the result and at conclusion Cargin were past the post full value for a 5-10 to 4-06 winning scoreline…

Cargin: Conleth Hamill, Brian Darragh, Eoin Scullion Fiontan Hardy, Fintan O’ Donnell, Jack O’ Neill, Patrick Matchick, Jack Harney, Callum Gribbin (1-05), Ewan Mc Laverty, Carl Mc Cann (1-01), Sean Hazzard (0-01), Patrick O’ Neill (1-00), Daniel Mc Cann (0-01), Niall Quinn (2-01)


Darragh Mc Auley for B Darragh

Darragh O’ Boyle for N Quinn

Killian Scullion (0-01) for E Mc Laverty

Ryan Mc Peake for F Hardy

Thomas Mc Cann for S Hazzard

Casement’s: John Mc Atamney, Eoin Carey, James Mc Aleese, Catha Mc Ferran, Tom Duffin, Ryan Mc Keever, Oisin Mc Atamney, Fergus Mc Cormick, Ryan Allison, Odhran Doherty (2-02), Jason Kelly (2-02), Oisin Kelly, Ryan Mc Allister (0-02), Oliver Bookman, Francis Mc Aleese.

Referee: C Mallon

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