FL Div 1: Na Fianna goals seal the deal

July 15, 2017

Na Fianna's Daniel Queeney

Na Fianna 2-12 Wolfe Tones 0-12

Na Fianna picked up a home win against league leaders Wolfe Tones in Enfield Friday evening for round 10 of the All County Division 1 football league.

Wolfe Tones were first off the mark and had a six point lead over the home side in the first 15 minutes. It looked as though Wolfe Tones would bag the points in this encounter however, Na Fianna didn't let this be. Na Fianna upped the ante and put two goals past the opposition's goal keeper then followed up with three points. This left the home side up by three points at half time, Na Fianna 2-04, Wolfe Tones 0-07.

The second half saw points exchanged but Na Fianna were the stronger and tagged on eight more points with Wolfe Tones adding another five points. Na Fianna put in a stalwart performance which crowned them worthy winners.

Na Fianna: S Geraghty, J Baldwin, E Mullally, P Slevin, D Downey, J Geagan (1-0), D Devine, D Queeney (1-8), O McDonnell, C Downey, D Barrett, A Glynn, B Clancy (0-1), M Farley & J Queeney (0-3). Subs: S Martin for D Barrett, M Collins for J Queeney & L Hyland for D Downey

Wolfe Tones Report

Na Fianna 2-12 Wolfe Tones 0-12 

Visitors Wolfe Tones looked comfortable after 20 minutes as they held a 0  06 to 0 01 lead and were in control in most sectors, their early scores coming from Cian Ward (2), Thomas O Reilly (2) and 1 point each from Apnghus Mc Loughlin and Conor Sheppard. Indeed they could have been further ahead as by that stage they had registered 7 wides. However an injury to Eoghan Harrington who was forced to leave the game allied to a fortuitous goal from long distance brought Na Fianna right back in to it. In total the home side scored 2  03 in the last six minutes of the half to hold a half time lead of 2  04 to 0  07, a lead which seemed unlikely for most of the first half. The second goal followed a double save from the Tones keeper David Nolan.

A Caolán Ward point in the 31st minute narrowed the gap, but full forward Daniel Queeney hit a purple patch for Na Fianna and notched 5 points to leave Na Fianna with a commanding lead of 2  10 to 0  08.Wolfe Tones courtesy of Thomas O Reilly (3) and Daniel O Neill (1) worked hard to close the gap and managed to reduce the gap to 5 points but 6 wides during this period hampered their comeback. Na Fianna added a further point in the closing minutes during which David Nolan in the Tones goal made a fine save.

Wolfe Tones: David Nolan, Niall O Reilly, Daniel O Neill (0 01), Stephen Sheppard, Aonghus Mc Loughlin (0  01), Eoghan Harrington, Éanna Harrington, Stephen Corrigan, Alan Callaghan, Padraic Diamond, Niall Mc Loughlin, Conor Sheppard (0  01), Thomas O Reilly (0  05), Saran O Fionnagáin, Cian Ward (0  03). Sub Caolán Ward (0  01)





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