ACFL Div. 2 Reserve
All Saints 3-16 Glenavy 1-8
Glenavy were the visitors to Quinn Park on a sunny Friday evening for round 6 of the Div2 reserve league.
All Saints started the evening trailing Tir Na Og (albeit with a game in hand) and therefore another 2 points was vital.
All Saints dominated the 1st quarter with Aidan Scullion in fine form registering 1.4 on the scoreboard to leave All Saints leading 1.5 to 0.2 at the water break.
However, Glenavy soon closed the gap with a well taken goal by their centre three quarters followed by 2 points and All Saints were not getting things their own way with Gallagher causing their defence problems.
Saints then missed a penalty but Scullion kicked the resultant 45 between the posts. Ciaran McLarnon also kicked a number of good scores as All Saints regained control.
As the half time break approached All Saints had extended their lead to 8 points on a scoreline of 1.12 to 1.4.
In the 2nd half, All Saints began to make their dominance count on the score board with goals coming from Scullion and impressive pacey wing back Ferris.
Glenavy continued to take the game to the home side but only registered 4 points in the 2nd half. All Saints playing some impressive football were able to close the game out on a final scoreline of 3.16 to 1.8.
All Saints keep the pressure on Tir NaOg and have 2 fixtures remaining which could determine the final league standings.
The young All Saints side playing quick attacking football have showed great maturity this season and many of these lads will represent the senior side in the coming years.
All Saints: Joe Rocks, Jude Casey (Paddy O Brien), Conal Killough, Kevin Brady, Patrick Ferris (1.1), Phelim Killough, Conal O Neill (Darragh Mussen), Luke O Rawe (0.1), Ronan Ward, Aidan Scullion (2.6) (Charlie Metrustry), Ciaran McLarnon (0.3), Niall Walsh (Mark Murchin), Michael Sloan (Eoghan Daly 0.1), Diarmuid McNally (0.2), Ciaran Campbell (0.2)
Tir na nOg remain in top place in the league but have played a game more than the Ballymena side and recorded a good win over Rasharkin last night with Aldergrove and Glenravel handily placed and Moneyglass with only four games played certainly not out of the running