Nobber 1-10 Ratoath 1-8
Nobber registered a good away victory at Ratoath on Sunday.
The home side were first of the mark first but Nobber's Brian Meade netted in the 4th minute thus setting them to dominate the following 20 minutes with further scores the courtesy of Brian Farrell four a good effort from brother Niall.
But Ratoath responded in the 16th minute to keep in touch before a 1-2 salvo saw the sides go in level at the break.
On the restart Brian Farrell was again to the fore with two pointed frees to give Nobber a 2 point cushion.
Ratoath struck back in the 34th minute before Farrell again and Karl Casserly restored Nobbers advantage. Further scores from the ever reliable Farrell rounded of Nobbers scoring.
Ratoath kept plugging away with two further scores but try as they did they could not gain the upperhand.
Nobber were well served by Paul & Brian Meade,the Farrell Brothers,Brendan Heffernan Jack Condra Gerard Campbell and Karl Casserly
Nobber scorers: Brian. Farrell 0-8, Brian Meade 1-0, Niall Farrell 0-1, Karl Casserly 0-1
Nobber: B McEntee, T McEntee, P Meade, B Cassidy, R Shields, N Farrell, B Heffernan, A Farrell, S O Brien, J Condra, G Campbell, B Meade, D Lambe, K Casserly, B Farrell.
Subs: F McEntee for Cassidy, A Shields for F McEntee
Nobber 1-10 Ratoath 1-8
An understrength Ratoath side, minus all their inter county stars, lost out to Nobber in this round 7 league game played in perfect conditions in Sean Eiffe Park last Sunday morning. Playing with a slight breeze in the opening half the home side were competitive throughout with the highlight being a goal from Colm Nugent in the 25th minute .As it happened the 1st half was evenly contested with nothing to separate the teams at the half time break 1-5 to 1-5.
The second half saw the visitors gradually get the upper hand with their greater strength and experience telling in the end over what was a very young Ratoath side. Ultimately the difference between the 2 sides can be attributed to Brian Farrell's unerring free taking who in the end notched a total of 8 points .Still Ratoath had their chances to draw or even win the game but were let down by their shooting as the North Meath men eventually ran out 2 point winners
Foireann Rath Tó: Micheal Fogarty, Michael John lavin, Brian O'Connor, Eoin Clayton, Andrew Gerrard, Richie Lombard, Emmet Boyle, Ben McGowan, Enda Cahill (0-1), Gareth Rooney, Conor Rooney (0-4),Gavin Quigley (0-1), Brian Daly, Colm Nugent (1-1), Leigh Sullivan (0-1) Fir Ionad : Shane Duffy for Fogarty(half time), Darragh McPartland for Nugent( half time)