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Senior Men's Run Continues

posted 17 Jun 2012, 14:15 by Shaun-Marty Lawless

Sunday June 17th 2012 Junior League

Ballyhegan Davitts v Thomas Davis, Corrinshego

Ballyhegan hosted Thomas Davis, Corrinshego on Sunday afternoon, hoping to maintain their good form in the push for promotion. A week of heavy rain threatened this fixture, however the pitch looked to be in great shape for the game, a credit to the field committee's efforts!

Davitt's opened the scoring with a free kick in the opening five minutes, from left footed corner forward Philip Kelly, awarded for an off the ball pull.

A couple of minutes later Shane McKeever added another point, selling a dummy to create space for a blasted shot over the bar.

After ten minutes, Philip Kelly pointed his second free kick, Paddy Marley fouled after receiving a good ball from back from Oz midfielder Mark Hughes.

Philip Kelly then hit the the post kicking across the ball with the outside of his boot, after collecting a nice Conor Williamson pass. Paddy Marley collected the rebound ball, again fouled and Philip Kelly again converted the resulting free kick.

At the half way point in the half Corrinshego scored their first point of the game, converting a free kick to reduce the hosts advantage to three.

This score proved only to be a blip as Davitts pressed on Paddy Marley got on the score-sheet, converting a free kick awarded for a foul on big Conor Williamson.

Next Conor Morgan completed a nice move with a tidy finish, the move stared by net-minder Jonny McKeever with a pinpoint pass out the wing.

A super cross field pass from Mark McKeever in defence to twin Shane in attack, released Paddy Marley for his second point of the game, approaching the end of the first half. Marley again fouled, and converted the free kick himself.

Soon after Philip Kelly scored two points from play, and then turned provider for the only goal of the game, producing a clever one-two with Paddy Marley creating an overlap & a simple tap in for Marley leaving a difference of eleven points at the half time whistle.

Half Time: Ballyhegan 1.09 Corrinshego 0.01

After some clinical football in the opening half where Ballyhegan punished the opposition, the second half turned more scrappy for long periods.

Good work from Paddy Marley released full forward Paul Nixon for a low effort on goal, however the Corrinshego keeper saved well.

Philip Kelly was next to threaten the Corrinshego goal, after sprinting down the line & goal-wards leaving his marker trailing, and driving the ball off the cross-bar.

It took almost ten minutes of the second half for the first score, Conor Williamson fisting over the bar to finish a move involving Paul Nixon & Paddy Marley.

Corrinshego then scored their second of the game, a couple of minutes later, but Davitts responded immediately, a clever interception from Joey Murphy released another Davitts attack, and Shane McKeever pointed superbly, finishing with his weaker left foot.

Philip Kelly then converted another two free kicks approaching the final quarter of the game, after fouls on Aidan Kelly & substitute Eoin Reynolds.

Eoin Reynolds then knocked over a point after playing a clever one-two with the speedy Philip Kelly and Conor Williamson pointed his second of the game, after breaking through the middle of the field, Ballyhegan's final score of the game.

Corrinshego finished the scoring just before the final whistle with their second point from play.

Full Time: Ballyhegan 1.15 Corrinshego 0.03

The Ballyhegan defence was again superb, with Joey Murphy's good form continuing, with a man of the match performance. Excellent reading of the game forced several interceptions & multiple dispossessions. Clever use of the ball also starting many attacks.

In attack Shane McKeever provided the defence with an out-ball all day and chipped in with two scores.

Conor Williamson at centre forward was another stand out performer, mopping up a lot of break ball and also contributed two points from play.

Philip Kelly & Paddy Marley again prove their worth as the main score getters in the team, contributing a massive 1.09 between the dangerous pair.

Ballyhegan Team lined out as follows:

Jonny McKeever, J. Murphy, M. Courtney, R. Devlin, T. Keegan, M. McKeever, C. Morgan (R. McCormack, 50), J. Guy, M. Hughes, S. McKeever 0.02 (Eoin Reynolds 0.01, 45), C. Williamson 0.02, A. Kelly 0.01, P. Kelly 0.07 (5f), Paul Nixon (James McKeever, 45), P. Marley 1.02 (2f)