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Derrylin U12s Surge To Victory In Second Half

Aug. 5, 2017

Under 12 Section B: Belcoo 2-11 v 8-11 Derrylin

Derrylin proved too strong for Belcoo Under 12’s in the end as they fired in six second half goals to record an 8-11 to 2-11 victory. The O’Rahilly’s had the wind in the opening 30mins and held a 1-7 to 2-3 lead at the break but Derrylin were to dominate the majority of the second half to run out handsome winners by full time. Belcoo though, tried their best from start to finish and it’s another game that will bring a lot of our young players on.

 Sam Martin goes for a gap between two Derrylin players

It took a while for the game to ignite, just a 4th minute point from the visitors the only score in the first 13minutes. Patrick Magee had made a good early block and was forced off with injure as a result while the hosts eventually got off the mark when Thomas Parker won possession in the forward line and fed Nathan McGovern for a good score.

A good flowing move started in defence by Cara Gray seen the ball worked the length of the field down the right wing, Gray’s kickpass found Scarlett O’Connor who in turned kicked the ball to Thomas Parker, he gathered with a good catch and offloaded an accurate fist pass to the on-rushing Eve Barrett who was fouled. Michael Burns knocked over the free.

 Thomas Parker gains possession for Belcoo

Nathan McGovern added his second after another slick bit of play, Burns, Eve Barrett and Thomas Parker again all involved however Derrylin began to grow into the game as they  notched two points to tie the game at 0-3 each.

Sam Martin was getting on a lot of ball for Belcoo in this first half, turning it over and using it really well, Rachel Nolan was coming out with possession from defence while Nathan Carroll Magee and Riona Keaney did likewise. Sinead Barrett foraged for plenty of ball, although distribution at times was wayward.

 Sinead Barrett comes under pressuure

Belcoo tagged on points with Michael Burns accounting for the remaining score for his side. He had three more on the board before Derrylin fired in their first goal. The O’Rahilly’s responded with a excellently dinked finish by Burns over the goalkeeper after Sinead Barrett & Sam Martin were involved in the build up. A great passage of play by Martin and Burns seen them play three one two’s before Burns slotted another point however Derrylin finished with another goal. Belcoo up, 1-7 (9) v 2-3 (7) at Half time.

Derrylin would hit 3-2 in the first ten minutes of the second half to take a firm grip on the contest, 5-5 to 1-7. Michael Burns eventually got Belcoo on the board with a pointed free while scores were traded for a period before Aodhan Cullen made two great saves but was beaten at the third attempt. 6-10 to 1-9.

 Scarlett O'Connor scampers away from her marker

Scarlett O’Connor would drive Belcoo forward as Michael Burns got on the end of a pass to drill low to the net while there was good defending from Eimear Gray and Abbie McGovern following their introduction. Emilie McCallion and Rhys Ray got stuck in as they got their hands on ball while Lisa Lavery and Kayce Sweeney tried hard to help their team. Lorcan Leonard got on some ball when he came in outfield but Derrylin finished 8-11 to 2-11 winners.

Up next Belcoo travel to Garrison on Tuesday evening for a 7.30pm throw in. Details on weebly.
Team (11 a side): Lorcan Leonard, Cara Gray, Rachel Nolan, Sinead Barrett, Nathan Carroll Magee, Sam Martin, Michael Burns (2-9), Scarlett O’Connor, Patrick Magee, Thomas Parker, Nathan McGovern (0-2). Subs Eve Barrett, Riona Keaney, Aodhan Cullen, Eimear Gray, Rhys Ray, Abbie McGovern, Emilie McCallion, Lisa Lavery, Kayce Sweeney.


Our younger players Emilie McCallion and Rhys Ray got stuck in when they were brought on





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