Moynalvey overcame visitors Na Fianna on a 0-20 to 1-16 score line in this entertaining B League game played on Monday evening 14th May.
Moynalvey 0-20 Na Fianna 1-16
Moynalvey picked up their first reserve league win over previously unbeaten Na Fianna in this enjoyable free flowing end to end game of football which produced no less than thirty seven scores.
Having got off to the better start holding a 0-6 to 0-1 lead after six minutes, Moynalvey ended up two points adrift of their opponents at half time. Moynalvey's six early scores came courtesy of Sean Duggan (3), James O'Neill (2) and Shane Lenehan.
Mid Way through the half Na Fianna had reeled in the home side to level at seven points apiece and a brace of Jack McNally points saw them take a two point lead after 17 minutes of play, 0-9 to 0-7.
For the second game in succession Moynalvey corner back Scott Tuite was on the score sheet and two minutes later the sides were level for a third time when Sean Duggan posted his fourth point of the evening. Na Fianna's Shane Barrett rounded off the first half scoring with two points to leave the half time score 0-11 to 0-9.
Thirty seconds after the restart Na Fianna's Barrett was on the score sheet once again. Moynalvey half time substitute Dan Treacy had an immediate impact, splitting the uprights two minutes after the restart. A further five unanswered points from Moynalvey's Peter Durnin (2), Sean Duggan, Shaun Deering and Treacy put Moynalvey three points to the good nine minutes into the half, 0-15 to 0-12.
A pair of Na Fianna points narrowed the deficit to the minimum before the game's only goal came the way of Na Fianna in the 44th minute which saw them regain the lead once again.
Moynalvey finished the final quarter the stronger of the two sides, with points from Ciaran Ennis (2), Stephen Cummins and Treacy getting Moynalvey across the line by the minimum to secure their first two points of the B League campaign.
In a fine all round team performance which saw twenty points registered, seventeen of those from play, with nine different scorers, Moynalvey's stand out performers were Matt Brennan, top marksman Sean Duggan and Dan Treacy with his second half cameo.
Moynalvey: David Brennan, David Kane, Paul Conneely, Scott Tuite (0-1), Anthony Brien, David Durkan, Darragh Branigan, Peter Durnin (0-2), Stephen Cummins (0-1), Shane Lenehan (0-1), Shaun Deering (0-1), Matt Brennan, James O'Neill (0-2), Sean Duggan (0-6), Ciaran Ennis (0-3, 3f).
Sub used: Dan Treacy (0-3) for Kane.
Na Fianna: 1-16 Moynalvey: 0-20
Na Fianna suffered a first defeat of the year in Moynalvey on Monday evening as the home side finished stronger to claim the win.
Moynalvey raced into a 0-6 to 0-1 first half lead but Na Fianna rallied to lead 0-11 to 0-9 at half time with exceptional points from jack McNally and Ronan Byrne among the highlights.
Moynalvey had the better of the second half but Na Fianna were given a lifeline with a Ben Caldwell goal that put them two up. However Moynalvey finished with a late flurry of points to seal the win.
Na Fianna: Sean Coyle, Sean Coffey (0-1), Tommy Cosgrave, Stephen Slevin, Eoin Downey, Dean Henrick, Ben Caldwell (1-0), Brian Queeney, Evan Henrick (0-2), Damien Downey (0-1), Paul Kennedy, Ronan Byrne (0-1), Shane Barrett (0-4,3f), Jack McNally (0-6), Pauric Hogan (0-1). Sub: Glen McDonnell for Kennedy.