Davitts Win Away
Tuesday 28th June 2016
Crossmaglen Rangers II 0-09 Ballyhegan Davitts 1-16
Our seniors made the long trip south to Crossmaglen for their penultimate game in the opening stages of the Junior League, seeking another victory to bolster their push for promotion before the league split.
The Davitts opened the scoring with a point through midfielder Conor Loughran. The hosts equalised either side of Ballyhegan wides, before Conall McKeever continued his good recent form with two points in six minutes, linking up well with the ageless Shane ‘Kickstart’ McCormack. Conall fired over a pointed free next and another great point from a tough angle. Cross were next onto the scoreboard, before midfielder Mark Hughes drove from deep to add to the Davitts’ tally. Cross came back again with another score of their own, before a succession of wides from both teams. The half finished with a point from Shane McKeever to leave the visitors four in front at the interval.
Half-Time: Crossmaglen Rangers II 0-03 Ballyhegan Davitts 0-07
On the resumption, the hosts registered the first score,
before the Davitts replied with scores from James McKeever and another from
Conor Loughran. The Davitts were looking dangerous going forward, spurning a
couple of excellent goal chances through a lack of composure. Conall McKeever won and converted a free,
before Cross kicked two scores to reduce the arrears. Shane McKeever registered
his second of the game with a neat score, which was then followed by three
successive scores from play by the elusive Conall McKeever.
Full-Time: Crossmaglen Rangers II 0-09 Ballyhegan Davitts 1-16
This was a solid display from Ballyhegan against resolute opposition. The defence cut out numerous attacks, with Daniel McKeever and young Conor McGlinchey competing well throughout. In midfield, Mark Hughes made some fine fetches, with Conall McKeever continuing his fine recent form with the help of Shane McKeever. Ballyhegan travel to Dorsey this Sunday at 2pm to take on the second-placed Emmetts in what will surely be a tough, physical encounter. The team lined out as follows:
J.McKeever, R.McCormick, M.Courtney, C.McGlinchey, J.McAtarsney, B.Morgan (T.Rafferty, 47), S.McKeever, M.Hughes (0-1) (M.Hamill, 56), C.Loughran (0-2), R.McKeever (B.Og Rice, 57), S.McKeever (0-3), J.P.McKeever (0-1) (K.Turbitt 55, 1-0), D.McKeever, S.McCormack (T.Power, 17-28, blood sub) (P.Marley, 43, 0-1) C.McKeever (0-8, 0-2f)