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Second Narrow Victory for the Under 21's

posted 9 Oct 2011, 15:14 by Sarsfields PRO   [ updated 9 Oct 2011, 15:52 ]

St Peter's 2-08 Sarsfields 1-12

Paul McGeown kicked over the first point and St. Peter’s came back with two points. Colin Stevenson levelled matters with a nice left footed point, bearing in mind he had plenty to do when he collected the ball. This seemed to inspire Sarsfields and in a good spell for the Highmoss, a further five points without reply were added. Two points came from Thomas McAlinden and there was a point each from Michael Stevenson, Colin Stevenson and Niall McAlinden. The scores were by created with quick ball into the forward line and certainly in terms of Niall McAlinden’s point the goal had been on. The Peter’s came back into the match with a goal and it came after a spell of dominance in which they had wasted a couple of scoring chances. Sarsfields replied instantly with a good individual goal from Colin Stevenson. A late Thomas McAlinden point gave the Highmoss a six point half time lead.

St. Peter’s had the best possible start to the second half, hitting the Highmoss net in the first minute. They then added a point and
the gap was down to two points. Sarsfields responded with points from Thomas McAlinden and Colin Stevenson and might have
had a goal when a high ball was deflected to the net and saved on the line. St. Peter’s though were well up for this match and kept the pressure on Sarsfields. Good defensive work prevented the Peter’s closing the gap, with Ruairi McKernan and Aaron McGaughey doing particularly well. A Peter’s point was quickly cancelled out with a score from Paul McGeown, but the home side hit three without reply to leave two in it with five minutes remaining. Niall McAlinden had been moved into the forward line and he was certainly proving to be a handful for the Highmoss full back line. Michael Stevenson could have wrapped things up a moment later, but was denied a goal by the keeper’s feet, the ball going over for a much needed point. The home side kept the pressure on and a dipping ball from a forty-five had to be pushed over the bar by Declan Breen in injury time. Sarsfields held out for the narrow victory. Both sides could be congratulated for contributing to an entertaining and exciting match.
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