Success for Footballers

27 April 2012
The South Antrim footballers got their season on track following last week's disappointment with a win over newcomers Lagmore Gaels at Twinbrook. Naomh Una arrived with a strong team and immediately set about their business with the midfield very much on top. It took nearly 10 minutes for the visitors to register a score, but once the nerves were settled, the scores duly followed. Michael Gervin's point and goal after twenty minutes helped move the score-line towards a more accurate reflection of the Aggies' dominance. At the back, the Aggies' defence was positively stingy with the full-back line in particular mopping up everything that came their way. At half-time the score was Naomh Una 1-5 Lagmore Gaels 0-0.

The Gaels began the second half the better and for the opening 10 minutes pinned Naomh Una into their own half. Paul Jordan was forced to deal with 3 or 4 dangerous balls and the half-back line of Brendan McLarnon, Eamon McCann, and Ciaran Flannery were always available to receive the ball. For their efforts, Lagmore got a brace of points to get them into the game. This sparked the Aggies to life and half-time substitute Declan Dillon began to turn the screw with some direct runs at the Lagmore goal. As legs began to tire, the hard work done by the minor and senior squads throughout the winter months began to show as Naomh Una added eight more points to put the game beyond Lagmore's reach. Final score Lagmore Gaels 0-2, Naomh Una 1-13.

The management would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Lagmore Gaels on their arrival in senior football this year.