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Casement’s Portglenone 0-12 St. Enda’s 2-8
St Enda’s came to O Caillagh Park very much the underdogs for this round 8 league encounter, the hosts on the back of three successive victory’s that hoisted them into the top four.
Someone forgot to tell the visitors that though and it was all the city men in yellow and black for the opening quarter, with Donal Walsh and Cormac Scott putting two majors past the defenceless Ryan O Neill to give St Enda’s a commanding lead at the first water break.
The gap extended to seven by the time Eamon Mc Auley blew the half time whistle, with pacey Kristian Healy involved in every move, no doubt astounded by the fact he was left as a free agent for most of the hour.
Casements management made four changes at the break, the impressive Corey Mc Laughlin seizing his opportunity to remind home supporters of his undoubted talent leading from the front.
The gap began to shrink as Casements started to control the exchanges but another Cormac Scott point from distance left a bit of breathing space in favour of a very determined and well drilled St Enda’s.
Try as they may, Casements could only narrow the deficit to two, despite several opportunities to restore parity, but it was the Glengormley side who held firm to take two very worthy points back up the M2.
For Casements only Corey Mc Laughlin in the second period caught the eye and man of the match was indisputably Kristian Healy who made the three hundred mile round trip from Dublin worth every yard.
Portglenone: Ryan O Neill, Jonny Convery, Shane Delargy, Ronan Delargy, Ryan Convery, Michael Kelly, Conor Mc Ghee, Fergal O Kane, Calum Lynch, Aidan Mc Aleese, Gerard Mc Aleese, Caolan Tierney, Michael Hagan, Paddy Kelly, Oisin Doherty.
Subs used Corey McLaughlin, Ruairi Hagan, Ronan Kelly, Ciaran McKenna, Colin Lordan and Stephen Kelly.