Minor Football V St Patrick's Lisburn

22 March 2011
Minor Football Challenge Game v St Patrickís Lisburn
Sunday 20th March 2011
This game was played at St Patrickís pitch at Kirkwoods and started at 12.30pm. This was the second game in our pre season preparations and was a useful exercise, seventeen players along with 3 members of the management team and club chairman Frankie Caldwell attended the game.
We started the game with an early attack only for it to break down and St Patís countered striking for a goal with their first attack. The team reacted well to this early set back replying with a great goal from Colin Mallon and a nice point from Paul Kennedy putting our noses in front.
St Patís scored a point and at the quarter hour mark the sides were level. Over the next 15 minutes we forgot our game plan and as we failed to win possession in the midfield sector St Pats began to dominate in both the possession and scoring stakes. We failed to register any further scores while the Lisburn lads notched a further 2-03 for a comfortable half time lead.
On the restart we began on the attack and were unfortunate not to get a few early scores, St Pats added a further point before we finally found our early form and dominated the remainder of the half playing some good football, winning possession in the midfield and registering some fine scores including one from Conor Pelan and another from close to the sideline by Colm McGuigan.
St Patís continued to keep the scoreboard moving with the game eventually finishing 4-06 to 1-05.
This was a worthwhile exercise as we continue to prepare for our opening league game against Pearses at Pairc Naomh Una on Tuesday 5th April.
Stephen Brennan, Piaras Donnelly, Cormac Flannery, James Graham, Matt Hill, Ryan Reilly, Conor Compston, David Quigley, Conor Pelan, Ronan McCann, Peter Delaney, Paul Kennedy, Colin Mallon, Colm McGuigan, Lee Taylor, Darren Campbell and Tiernan Monaghan.
Management Team Raymond Compston, Paul Jordan & Roy McLarnon (Kevin McVeagh in Spain)
Referee Paul Jordan
Moral support Frankie Caldwell