win Mourne derby - 20/06/03
Div 2: Attical 1-07 Glasdrumman 0-12 23/05/2003
By John Brennan Glasdrumman G.A.C.
away from Attical on Monday night with two points from their second Mourne derby
of the season. Attical started the stronger with Paddy and Louis Sloan on top
at midfield in the early stages. However it was Glasdrumman who scored first with
a point from Raymond Magorrian after two minutes. Attical's response was swift
and they went four points up in the next five minutes with points from Johnny
Morgan, Martin Trainor, Paddy Sloan, Gary Morgan and Miceal Sloan. Attical maintained
the pressure on Glasdrumman and missed a goal chance when the ball rebounded off
the crossbar. Glasdrumman clawed their way back into the game and were rewarded
with a point from Martin O'Neill after fifteen minutes but three minutes later
Martin Trainor restored the Attical lead with a well taken point. Glasdrumman
started to pick up broken ball around midfield and finished the half the stronger
with two points from frees by Raymond Magorrian to leave the halftime score Attical
0-6 Glasdrumman 0-5.
The Glasdrumman midfield pairing of Pat Mallon and
Cormac Murphy started to get the upper hand at the start of the second half and
this secured a steady supply of ball to the forwards who made good use of it.
Cormac Murphy, after some early misses from kickable positions, started to find
his usual accuracy and opened the scoring in the second half with a point from
a forty five. This was followed by points from Paul McDowell, Cormac Murphy and
Shane Feeney to leave Glasdrumman with a three point lead but one minute later
Johnny Morgan found the Glasdrumman net despite the best efforts of Ronan McDowell
to leave the match all square with twenty minutes to go. This gave Attical a much
needed boost and the next ten minutes remained scoreless as both side battled
to get their heads in front. Glasdrumman made the breakthrough with another point
from a forty five from Cormac Murphy but Martin Trainor knocked the ball over
the bar for his third point of the game to level the scores again. However Glasdrumman
were not to be denied . They battled hard and were rewarded with two points from
frees from the boot of Cormac Murphy and despite relentless Attical pressure every
man on the team worked hard to hold to their lead to gain two very valuable league
points. Final score Attical 1-7 Glasdrumman 0-12.
McDowell, Mark Trimble, Kevin Burns, Vince Smith, Martin O'Neill (0-1), Brian
Burns, Colm Carr, Pat Mallon, Cormac Murphy (0-5), Michael McGuiness (0-1), Raymond
Magorrian (0-3), Shane Feeney (0-1), Gary McGreevy, Paul McDowell (0-1), Raymond
Subs used : Declan Grant for Shane Feeney
Attical: Paddy McAstocker,
Aaron Sloan, Brendan Sloan, Kieran Quinn, Wayne McCullough, Oliver Sloan, Shane
Fitzpatrick, Paddy Sloan (0-1), Louis Sloan, Martin Trainor (0-3), Miceal Sloan
(0-1), Mark Sloan, Gary Morgan (0-1),Mark Doran, Johnny Morgan (1-1).