ACFL Division 2
Sarsfields 0-7 All Saints 3-3
All Saints travelled to the Bear Pit on Sunday seeking to extend their unbeaten start to season. Sarsfields are yet to register any points on board from their 2 previous outings with both teams missing key players at this early stage of the season.
Sarsfields registered seven scores to the visitors six but three of the All Saints scores were goals and in the end that proved to be the difference. All Saints dominated the early exchanges but it took 12 minutes before a white flag was raised with Sarsfields registering the first score of the game.
In an uninspiring 1st half, both teams struggled to get many scores on the board. All Saints scored the only goal of the first half in a low scoring encounter with youngster Darach Bradley finishing well midway through the first half. Brendan McDonnell added their only point from a free in a low scoring drab encounter with the half time score 1-1 to 0-3 in favour of the visitors.
The second half continued in a similar pattern to the first with both teams struggling for scores though things improved as the half progressed.
Sarsfields enjoyed good spells of possession at times but struggled to create scoring opportunities to get through a resolute All Saints defence but managed to add four to their first half total.
All Saints were always able to keep their noses in front however throughout the 2nd half with further scores coming from Benny McDonnell and goals apiece from James McDonnell and substitute Paul O Boyle ensuring them the victory.
Sarsfields have yet to register points on the league table and All Saints continue as one of the early front runners but will need to improve considerably if they are to maintain this position come the business end of season.
James McDonnell (1.0)
Cal O Brien
Luke O Rawe
Darach Bradley (1.0)
Brendan McDonnell (0.3)
Shea O Brien
Paul O Boyle (1.0)