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Junior B Footballers lose out to Pallaskenry

posted 19 Dec 2010, 03:12 by Unknown user
8th August 2006, City Junior B Football Championship

Pallaskenry 4-14 Milford 0-8

The Junior B footballers lost out to city league champions Pallaskenry in round 1 of the city championship in Pallaskenry. This was a very spirited performance from the team and for long periods of the game, there was little between the sides.

Pallas were first out of the blocks knocking over some early scores before Luke McGinty replied with a free. However, a goal from the home team put Milford under pressure. As the half progressed, the Milford defence settled and started to get on top, building several attacks together with some fine play from midfield. During this period of dominance, further scores were added by Brendan Kennedy and Luke McGinty. However, a Pallaskenry goal against the run of play on the stroke of half time left the home side with some breathing space.

HT: Pallaskenry 2-5 Milford 0-5

Pallas started the second half strongly, scoring a point shortly after the resumption. Luke McGinty again replied from a placed ball, while at the other end, through some spirited defending and fine goalkeeping, Milford was coping well with the Pallaskenry attack. Despite some excellent play, Pallas broke through for a goal but points from McGinty and Colman O'Flaherty from long range kept Milford in touch. Milford needed a goal however, and with time running out, a close range shot from Jim O'Doherty was cleared off the line. Joe Redington came on and got an inspirational score from the left corner. In the last 5 minutes Pallas got a fortunate goal to put some gloss on the scoreline.

Milford can take a lot from this game during which they competed strongly for most of the match. The performance can be built on with the backs working well as a unit, midfield working tirelessly and the forwards threatening when given the oportunity.

The defence of the City Junior B title continues with the next match away to Claughaun.

Team: Tony Moore, Jack O'Sullivan, Jonathan Langan, Ian Crilly, Mark Conway, Paul Dillon, Derek Flynn, Ronan Grimes, Brendan Kennedy (0-1), Shane Feighry, Colman O'Flaherty (0-1), Luke McGinty (0-5), Ian Harnett, Jim Mulrooney, Ronan O'Sullivan.

Subs: Jim O'Doherty for Jim Mulrooney, Barry Fitzgerald for Ronan O'Sullivan, Joe Redington (0-1) for Shane Feighry, Shane Feighry for Jack O'Sullivan (inj.)