County Under 16 League Division 1 Round 2:- Laune Rangers vs Dr Crokes. 14/7/17

posted 16 Jul 2017, 10:27 by Laune Rangers
Laune Rangers 2-7, Dr Crokes 2-9

Laune Rangers Under 16s fell to their second defeat of the County League Division One campaign on Friday evening with defeat at home to Dr Crokes.

On a wet & windy evening in JP O’Sullivan Park, Rangers took a lead in the early stages when a Shane Doona point was followed up by a Roan Moriarty goal from a penalty, after Gearoid Hassett had been hauled down inside the square. Dr Crokes got on the scoreboard with a couple of points (1 free) before Rangers scored their second goal – Ronan O’Shea finishing well following an excellent team move. With 15 minutes played, Laune Rangers led by 2-1 to 0-2.

The second quarter was owed exclusively by Crokes, as they scored two goals of their own was well as a brace of pointed frees to take a 3 point lead into the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-1, Dr Crokes 2-4.

Gabe Griffin and Gearoid Hassett pointed at the start of the half to reduce Crokes’ lead, but Crokes scored four unanswered points (2 frees) to lead by 2-8 to 2-3 with a quarter to play.

Laune Rangers spent the final quarter on the attack in the attempt at getting back into the game. A Shane Doona free was cancelled out by a pointed free by Crokes, before Jack Evans kicked an excellent point from distance. Two further Shane Doona frees were added in the latter minutes, but the goal they sought would not come and Dr Crokes held on to claim the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-7, Dr Crokes 2-9.

Laune Rangers Team:- Ronan Fitzpatrick, Stephen Sealey, Cormac Doyle, Niall Fenton Toms, Evan Madden, David Mangan, Rory O’Connor, Gabriel Griffin (0-1), Roan Moriarty (1-0), James Hurley, Eoin Clifford, Shane Doona (0-4), Ronan O’Shea (1-0), Gearoid Hassett (0-1), Barry O’Connor. Subs: Timmy O’Shea, Conor Burke, Jack Evans (0-1), Matthew Leslie.