Michaels pick up first win while Moynalvey remain pointless in B league

Friday, 22 March 2019 09:32

Moynalvey’s trip to Carlanstown saw them come out three points losers to St. Michaels in this B League Div. 2 round 3 game played under lights on Thursday night 21st March.

St. Michaels 4-5
Moynalvey 0-14

Home side St. Michaels picked up their first points of the B League campaign with this bottom of the table clash win over visitors Moynalvey.

Despite kicking fourteen scores to St. Michaels’ nine it was the home side’s ability to find Moynalvey ‘keeper David Brennan’s net which was the difference between the sides.

As with round 1 and 2 it was the final quarter which once again let Moynalvey down having led for the majority of the game, once St. Michaels drew level in the 50th minute they outscored Moynalvey 1-1 to 0-2 in the last 10 minutes.

The home side took the lead in the first minute through full forward Jamie Farrelly, with Moynalvey equalising a minute later through their top scorer James O’Neill. From then on until the 50th minute it was the men in marron and white who held the lead.

A brace of points from Moynalvey’s Shaun Deering, with a St. Michaels’ point in reply left it 0-2 to 0-3 six minutes in. Five unanswered Moynalvey points from Deering, Andrew Jackson, Adam Rooney, John Donoghue and James O’Neill put Moynalvey six points up after 27 minutes and what looked like a healthy half time lead while playing with the wind at their backs. However, St. Michaels’ struck for the first of their four goals before the break to leave three between the sides, 1-2 to 0-8 at half time.

Just after the restart Ciaran Harnan extended Moynalvey’s lead to four. The third quarter belonged to Michaels’ Jamie Farrelly as the influential full forward hit 2-2 in that period with his second goal drawing his side level and his last point before departing the field through injury giving his side the lead for the first time since the opening minute. Moynalvey’s response within that period were points from Darragh Branigan, Shaun Deering and James O’Neill.

St. Michael’s’ went on to outscore Moynalvey 1-1 to 0-2 in the final 10 minutes with Michaels’ scores coming from a Ben Farrell penalty and Patrick Clarke, while Moynalvey’s points came from a James O’Neill double.

A break from the B league for the commencement of the championships sees Moynalvey take on St. Peters Dunboyne in the Junior ‘B’ Championship and St. Michaels take on Syddan in the Junior ‘C’ Championships in three weeks. Best for Moynalvey in this contest were Darragh Branigan, David Donoghue, Shaun Deering and James O’Neill.

David Brennan, Scott Tuite, David Kane, Darragh Branigan (0-1), Johnny Carey, David Donoghue, Robert Keane, Sean Duggan, John Donoghue (0-1), Adam Rooney (0-1), Eoghan Murphy, Ciaran Harnan (0-1), Shaun Deering (0-4), Andrew Jackson (0-1), James O’Neill (0-5, 1f).
Subs: Eoin Corrigan for Murphy, David Durkan for Rooney.