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County Senior League:- Currow vs Laune Rangers. 24/06/2019

posted 24 Jun 2019, 15:41 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 24 Jun 2019, 17:02 ]

Currow 4-13, Laune Rangers 4-17

Laune Rangers came away from Currow on Monday evening with a super win in the County League, but they had to hang on in the last quarter as Currow fought back from sixteen points down at one point to give Rangers a scare.

Early points from Nessa Healy, Fodhla Houlihan & Nicole Moriarty were met by a single point for the hosts before Fodhla Houlihan struck for Rangers first goal of the game in the 10th minute. Rangers added points through Nicole Moriarty (free) and Rachael Evans before Nessa Healy scored the second Rangers goal, although Currow did reply with a goal of their own to see Rangers leading by 2-5 to 1-1 with a quarter played.

Laune Rangers scored a third goal through Kayleigh McGlashan – an interception at the back by Christina O’Brien setting up a swift counter attack – and further points from Nicole Moriarty (3) & Fodhla Houlihan saw Rangers take a strong lead into the break. Half Time Score:- Currow 1-4, Laune Rangers 3-9.

Rangers began the second half as they had ended the first, extending the lead with their fourth goal through Kayleigh McGlashan after a fantastic team move. Currow scored three points but Rangers added points through Nicole Moriarty (free), Nessa Healy (2), Orla O’Brien & Andrea Nolan to lead by 4-14 to 1-7 with a quarter to play.

The sunshine that had affected the Currow goalkeeper in the first half, was now – lying lower in the sky – causing issues with the Rangers defence. This gave Currow a chance to get back into the game, and they capitalized on it with great effect. They scored an unanswered 3-2 in a five minute period that brought them back to within five of Rangers, but Fodhla Houlihan scored a much needed point to stem the tide. Currow were now laying siege to the Rangers goal, but the visitors stood firm – Laura Brennan pulling off a great save from point blank range. Currow had to settle for a point on two occasions, reducing the gap to four points, but Rachael Evans scored a great point at the other end to keep the scoreboard ticking over for Rangers – the youngest team members Orla O’Brien and Laura Leslie instrumental in the buildup. Two further points were added by Currow in their search for a goal to leave just a kick of the ball between the sides, but Meadhbh O’Sullivan produced a super kickout reception from Laura Brennan to take the pressure off the defence and from there, Rangers worked the ball downfield for the insurance point through Nicole Moriarty. The final whistle was a welcome sound for a tired Rangers team. Full Time Score:- Currow 4-13, Laune Rangers 4-17.

Laune Rangers:- Laura Brennan, Alanna Dolan, Claire Fealey, Christina O’Brien, Orla O’Brien (0-1), Meadhbh O’Sullivan, Hannah McGeever, Rachael Evans (0-2), Andrea Nolan (0-1), Laura Leslie, Nicole Moriarty (0-7), Milly Foley, Fodhla Houlihan (1-3), Kayleigh McGlashan (2-0), Nessa Healy (1-3); Annemarie Fealey.