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Minor League Division 2 Round 1

posted 16 Feb 2016, 03:46 by Laragh Utd PRO
Laragh V Ballinagh  6/02/16

Laragh United 1.10
Ballinagh 2.06

The minor league got underway on Saturday last in a wet and windy Stradone. Gerry Sheridan got the game going and Ballinagh went straight for the Laragh goal but Shane Finnegans shot went wide. Ballinagh who were playing with a strong wind on their backs kept the pressure on and were rewarded a free which Thomas Smith slotted over the bar. Ballinagh won the kick out and this time Craig Donegan got the score. Ballinagh lost Shane Finnegan at this stage to a ham string injury. Laragh started to get more in to the game and Jack McKenna scored a super goal before he added a point. Ballinagh again came strong and Craig Donegan found the back of the net following a mix up in the Laragh defence. Thomas Smith added another point before Cormac Timoney won the kick out and got a second goal for Ballinagh. Lee Reilly (2) and Mark Brady got points for Laragh to keep them in touch. Half time score Laragh 1.04 Ballinagh 2.04

Ballinagh started the second half the stronger side and opened the scoing with a point from Barry Connelly. Laragh again came alive and with some great team play got points from Pauric Reilly & Max O'Dea, Ballinagh who worked hard all over the pitch kept pushing forward and Kyle Tyler got a point. Laragh just kept at it and got Paul Smith got a point to leave one between them. Both sides tried hard but Lee Reilly got the equalizer before Pauric Reilly got the final score to put Laragh one up. This was a good game of honest football played in  a in very harsh conditions. Full Time Score Laragh 1.10 Ballinagh 2.06.