ACFL Div 2 – Mac Dáibhéid 2-8 Gortnamóna 1-6

The senior footballers put in their best performance of the season when accounting for Gortnamóna at Páirc Mhic Dháibhéid on Wednesday evening.

We were controlled in our possession, strong in the tackle and kicked some nice scores. However, we got of to a bad start with Gort kicking two points to lead. We were then guilty of some wayward shooting and missed several good scoring opportunities to get on the score board. Even so we were playing with composure and looked very assured in everything we did. Although it took a while for us to register our first point of the game, once James Lindsay got us of the mark we pushed on with Conor Toner pointing and four points from CJ Sullivan, the pick of them a great finish from out close to the left side touchline. The final point of the half came from a Gort free and we held a goal advantage at the break 0-6 to 0-3.

On the restart, another Gort pointed free reduced our advantage but a solo run from CJ Sullivan saw him kick a rasping shot to the back of the Gort net to extend our lead. Gort replied with another point but again we kicked a further point and when CJ Sullivan found Gerard Slane with a defence splitting kick pass, Gerard calmed slotted the ball past the outcoming keeper. Marcas Toner then got in with a nice point and despite a Gort goal and point, we had done the hard work and these were merely consolation scores. A good and deserved win on a score of 2-8 to 0-6

Scorers: J Lindsay 0-1, C Toner 0-1, CJ Sullivan 1-4, G Slane 1-1 and M Toner 0-1

A huge thank you to Seamy Flynn from Blackstaff Pool & Snooker, Springfield Road, for sponsorship of the game.

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