U19 FL: Tones turn in a dominant second half display to win
17 March 2017
Saran O'Fionnagain - Wolfe Tones
Bhulf Tón 3-8 Baile Shiomóin 2-6
Bhí an bua ag cumann peile Bhulf Tón tar éis cluiche an-spórtúil i mBaile Shiomóin. Bhí Baile Shiomóin an-láidir sa chéad ceathrú ach tar éis sin bhi an láimh in uachtar ag na cuairteoirí. Bhíodar chun tosaigh ag leath am. Lean leo sa dara leath agus nuair a ghnóthaigh Bhulf Tón ceithe cúl sa dara leath bhí an cluiche thart mar chomórtas.
A dominant second half display by the visitors garnered the win for Tones in a game of free flowing football played in ideal conditions.
Hosts Simonstown had a very good opening quarter after which they led by 7 points on a score line of 2-1 to 0-1, the solitary Tones score coming from Saran O Fionnagáín. Indeed Simonstown could have been further ahead as they had a number of goal chances during this period which they failed to convert. The Tones forward line was also misfiring and a number of promising attacks broke down close to goal thanks to great defensive work from Simonstown. Tones improved in both attack and defense for the second quarter. Thomas Blaney kick started the revival with a great individual point and this was followed quickly by a well taken goal from Nathan Sheridan and another from Alan Lynam who finished a flowing move to bring Tones level on 2-2 each. Saran O Fionnagáin added 1-1 before half time while Simonstown added a point.
Half time score Bhulf Tón 3-3 Simonstown 2-3
The second half began in similar fashion to the first with Simonstown making the early running and they narrowed the gap by adding 2 points without reply. Remarkably this was to be their only score until the dying minutes as Tones took over completely. With Cian O Neill, Sarán O Fionnagáin, Caolan Ward, Eanna O Kelly Lynch, Mark Mc Fadden and Alan Lynam to the fore Tones dominated possession and gradually pulled away. A salvo of 4 goals, Sarán O Fionnagáin (2) and one each from Éanna O Kelly Lynch and Caolán Ward, in a 10 minute period at the beginning of the 3rd quarter left Simonstown with too much to do and Tones ran out convincing winners. Simonstown couldn’t break down the Tones defence and Tones goalkeeper Laochra O fionnagáin made a number of fine saves to stave off any chances of a comeback.
Bhulf Tón: Laochra O Fionnagain, Jake Mc Fadden, Neil Murray, Mark Mc Fadden, Conall O Fearraigh, Éanna O Kelly Lynch (1-0), Alan Lynam, Cian O Neill (0-2), Caolán Ward (1-2), Iarlaith O Kelly Lynch, Nathan Sheridan (1-0), Thomas Blaney (0-1), Sean Lynch, Saran O Fionnagain (3-3), Gearoid O Brien. Subs: Rowan Murray, Aaron Tolan, Oisín Corrigan, Matty Melady, Dan Foley, Eoghan Moriarty,
Wolfe Tones 7-8 Simonstown 2-7
With only 14 players we played well for 45 mins but ran out of energy and the stronger wolf tones team scored a number of late goals in the end to seal the comprehensive victory. Simonstown lead early in the game and had 2 great goal opportunities saved by the tones keeper, after 15 mins Simonstown lead 2-2 to 1-1. Tones lead at have time 3-2 to 2-3.
Simonstown started the better in the second half and pulled tones back to within a point , however the last quarter tones pulled away, best for Simonstown were, Mark Devlin , Arron Gerathy and Frankie Cullen