Sunday, 22 April 2012
ACFL Div 3- Round 7
Laragh Utd 0-5 Bailieborough 2-7
Laragh started Sunday’s game with three league wins in the bag against Kildallan, Corlough and Templeport. Sunday was to be different challenge however with Bailieborough coming to visit Stradone.
Both sides started off with a number of wides before an 8th minute free put Bailieborough into the lead. Paddy Rudden settled matters shortly after kicking over a pint in the 9th minute.
Laragh then had two more pints in the following attacks from Adrian Cooney and Conal Donohoe to go two pints ahead with the wind at their backs.
There was a quiet spell which saw some great tackling by Laragh but unfortunately the end product from a lot of possession was not scores. Bailieborough were also unlucky with the wind slowing their kicks and dropping the ball into Martin Smith’s hands on a number of occasions.
Before too long, Bailieborough began to get more involved in the game with their second point scored after 26 minutes. Not long after, a lofted ball sent over the heads of the Laragh men let Bailieborough in for a goal chance but Paddy Smith did enough to put his marker off and the ball was blazed wide.
Bailieborough began to gather momentum. A short pass was kicked from a free on the 45. The ball was kicked across and tapped into the Laragh net leaving the score at half time, Bailieborough 1.02 to Laraghs 3 points.
Bailieborough started the second half as they finished the first and were not long kicking over another point to leave a goal between the two sides. Bailieborough began to play more as a team and although they kicked a lot of wides in the second half they kicked another pint after thirteen minutes to stretch their lead.
Bailieborough were in the driving seat now and when Colm McKenna was sent off for a second offence they stepped up their game. Bailieborough scored a second goal after 18 minutes. The ball was kicked in high, came off the crossbar and was palmed into the net by Bailieborugh’s number thirteen to put seven points between the teams.
Another two points in the following four minutes closed the door on Laragh. All was over bar the shouting.
Laraghs two scores in the second half came from frees by Paddy Rudden and Ruairí Power but Bailieborough were to have the last say with a point in injury time.
The final score was Bailieborough 2:07 to Laraghs 5 points. Laragh must now dust themselves off and prepare for a meeting with Shercock next weekend.
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