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Ballyhegan v Lissummon

posted 11 Aug 2016, 05:48 by Ballyhegan Davitts

Wednesday 10th August 2016

Ballyhegan Davitts 0-08 Lissummon 1-12

In the final league game of the year, Ballyhegan finished the campaign with a home game against Lissummon, where a win was needed to boost confidence ahead of the upcoming championship against Clonmore in Clann Eireann on Friday 19th August.

The Davitts got off to the perfect start with Conal McKeever opening the scoring after 49 seconds. Lissummon drew level with a free on two minutes and got the next two scores of the game, the first of these a fine score from their number 15. Conal McKeever scored another free on 7 minutes to leave a point between the sides. Lissummon again got the next two scores, before Paul Nixon scored a fine long range point. Handling errors and bad passes let Lissummon register the next 5 scores before Conal McKeever scored a free after being fouled himself to finish the first-half’s scoring.

Half-Time: Ballyhegan Davitts 0-03 Lissummon 0-10

Conal McKeever again started the scoring in the second half from a free, with Lissummon replying from a free as well. Ballyhegan got the next three scores of the game all coming from Conal McKeever two of them a frees and one from play, the last score was a well worked move and a chance of a goal, unfortunately Conal went for power instead of precision and the ball went over the bar, a goal at this stage might have given Ballyhegan the belief to go on and win the game. Lissummon kept the score board ticking over by converting a free, Conal got Ballyhegan’s last score from a free on 58 mins to leave 4 between the sides, but it was Lissummon who finished the game on a high scoring a goal with the last kick of the ball to leave 7 between the sides.

Full-Time: Ballyhegan Davitts 0-08 Lissummon 1-12

Before the league split Ballyhegan were one point off top spot, since it the Davitts have lost six games on the trot, a lot of soul searching will be needed to be done amongst the players to get ready for next Friday’s championship encounter with Clonmore. Do they have the drive and determination to go out and show the form they had earlier on in the season, or are they happy enough to finish the year with one last defeat?

The team lined out as follows: Joseph McKeever, R.McCormick, M.Courtney, J McAtarsney, P Marley (N Crummie) B.Morgan (P McQuade), T Keegan (L McGrane), T Reynolds, M Hamill, R McKeever, P Nixon, J.McKeever, D.McKeever, S McCormack (S McKeever), C.McKeever (T Power)