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Derrylin Record U16 Win As Belcoo Disappoint

Box Score

Jul. 7, 2016

U16 Section B: Belcoo 4-3 v 2-15 Derrylin

Derrylin were full value for their Under 16 victory at Belcoo this evening as it was goals that kept the hosts in touch as well as some superb goalkeeping by Oran McCann. Despite being level at the interval, Derrylin pushed on in a second period they dominated and should really have put the victory to bed much earlier but for McCann's sparkling form between the sticks and some wayward shooting as all too many of the Belcoo side didn't fancy the challenge the O'Connell's were providing.

During a relatively tight first 30minute Belcoo had competed well, pressing their opponents into errors while making a half dozen blocks in the process. The O'Rahillys would open the scoring on four minutes with Lawrence McKeown landing a point before an eleventh minute effort from the visitors tied proceedings.

 Emmett McGuinness stands up Cahir Leonard during the first half

Belcoo were to hit their first goal after Mark Ferguson had done well to win back a stray Derrylin pass. The ball was worked into Oisin O'Loughlin who showed well and won possession under pressure, a clever pass by O’Loughlin into Lawrence McKeown seen him gather and offload to Conor McAloon to find the net with a great strike via the underside of the crossbar.

Derrylin responded with four points on the trot while McKeown and McAloon squandering chances at the other end when well placed. The first of Oran McCann's stunning stops seen him beat away a ball driven low to his left at this juncture.

Belcoo were to net a second goal to retake the lead. Oisin O'Loughlin again finding Lawrence McKeown who's shot was only parried by the Derrylin keeper with Fiachra McAloon quickest to react fisting the ball into the net.

By the interval McCann had saved two more good goal chances, flicking one over the bar while racing from his goals to deny a Derrylin forward with his feet. The visitors though would add another point to tie the game, 2-1 to 0-7 at half time.

 Matthew Mulvey out in front to claim possession in the first half

Belcoo scored a fortunate goal inside 50seconds as Shane Doherty's free dipped under the bar and Lawrence McKeown followed up with a point with Conor McAloon landing a free as well.

This though, was as good as it got for Belcoo who went over 20minutes without a score. Derrylin fired in 2-6 in that period. Ciaran Flanagan was plying a lonely battle in the middle sector for the O'Rahilly's and whilst Oisin Leonard and Matthew Mulvey were doing well in defence, the wave of green, white and gold jerseys couldn't be contained. In truth the visitors wasted more than they scored. McCann again making stop after stop as he seemed to be fighting them on his own at times. Derrylin working themselves into a 2-13 to 3-3 lead.

 Oisin Leonard who was one of the better players on the night tries to carry the game to Derrylin in the second half  

Belcoo eventually conjured a score, Ciaran Flanagan fisting a goal to reduce the deficit to four points with four minutes to play. In a period of play soon after, Flanagan, Oisin O'Loughlin and Lawrence McKeown all had attempts at goal blocked by the Derrylin defence as they were fit to seal the win with six to spare by the finish. 2-15 to 4-3.

Next up for Belcoo is an away game in Brookeboro next Thursday, throw in 7.30pm.

Team. Oran McCann, Matthew Mulvey, Oisin Leonard, Emmet McGuinness, Dara Flanagan, Mark Ferguson, Ciaran Flanagan (1-0), Conor McAloon (1-1), Oisin O'Loughlin, Shane Doherty (1-0), Gerry Nolan, Fiachra McAloon (1-0), Lawrence McKeown (0-2). Subs Used. Patrick Martin.


Under 16 Section B - 2016
  P W D L F A Pts
Derrylin 2 2 0 0 40 29 4
Lisnaskea 2 2 0 0 43 35 4
Devenish 2 1 0 1 68 50 2
Brookeboro 1 1 0 0 25 13 2
Newtown 1 0 0 1 14 17 0
Tempo 2 0 0 2 27 44 0
Belcoo 2 0 0 2 39 68 0






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