Central Region Under 16 Division 1:- Laune Rangers vs Ballymacelligott. 23/4/18

posted 23 Apr 2018, 15:44 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers 4-14, Ballymacelligott 1-15

Laune Rangers overcame Ballymacelligott on Monday evening in the Central Region Under 16 League Division 1.

Ballymac played with the aid of a stiff breeze in the first half, and went ahead by five points to nil, before Callum Russell & Gearoid Hassett got Rangers off the mark with excellent points. However, Ballymac added another free before hitting the net for the game’s first goal to leave the visitors leading by 1-6 to 0-2 with a quarter to play.

Matthew Leslie pointed twice (once from a free) before Rangers scored their first goal – Gearoid Hassett with a great finish to the bottom corner of the net. Matt Leslie added another brace of fine points to level matters & Rory O’Connor put Rangers in the lead for the first time, but Ballymac pointed twice more before the break to lead by the minimum at Half Time:- Laune Rangers 1-7, Ballymacelligott 1-8.

Laune Rangers, now playing with the breeze behind them, took control of the game in the third quarter – Gearóid Hassett (2, 1 free) and Marc Clifford pointing before Matt Leslie scored Rangers’ second goal smashing the ball to the roof of the net. Two Ballymac points reduced the gap but Rangers scored a third goal with Marc Clifford tapping the ball into the net. Clifford’s second point of the game was sandwiched by another brace by Ballymac to leave Rangers leading by 3-11 by 1-12 with 15 minutes to play.

Rangers scored a fourth goal through Dean Cahill but Ballymac kicked three unanswered points in reply. However, Rangers finished strongly and scored the final three points of the game through Matt Leslie and Gearoid Hassett to secure the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 4-14, Ballymacelligott 1-15.

Laune Rangers:- Jake Reenstierna, Patrick Brennan, Matt Reenstierna, Niall Fenton Toms, James Treacy, Sean Cleary, Cathal Crowley, Rory O’Connor (0-1), Calum Moriarty,, Callum Russell (0-1), Matthew Leslie (1-6, 1f), Mikey O’Donnell, Dean Cahill (1-0), Gearoid Hassett (1-4, 1f), Marc Clifford (1-2). Subs:- James Byrne for Brennan, Daniel Evans for O’Donnell, Jack Foley for J Reenstierna, Jack Healy for Russell.