B League Division 1, Round 5. St. Patricks 0-16, Skryne 2-06

Pats too good for Skryne

St. Patricks Stamullen 0-16, Skryne 2-06

B League Division 1, Round 5

The 6th game for the Skryne club in ten days (which keeps the PRO busy) ended in defeat away to St. Patricks, tonight Monday, in the B League Division 1. Some players are eligible to play in all six matches which makes the fixture list more difficult for them than for the overworked backroom teams that attended all six, five of which were away from home.

The fact that there was only four points between the teams at the end of this game does not do justice to St. Pats who were by far the better team throughout. Skryne had a very promising start to the game and actually hit the crossbar twice in the first two minutes. But from then on the Stamullen lads were very comfortable and were never behind on the scoreboard for the rest of the match after notching their first point after three minutes of play. They led by ten points to one after twenty nine minutes until Niall Morley and Timmy Lennon scored two late points to leave the half time score at St. Pats 0-10 Skryne 0-03.

Pats began the second half as they finished the first by scoring the first four points to lead by eleven points and the game seemed as good as over at that stage. Skryne seemed to be lacking in ideas and their passing in the opposition half was abysmal. Add to that their scoring attempts were awful with too many wides kicked from promising positions. Lucky for the Blues that at least their defence were on their game. All six did well with with Mark Harrington, Dermot Brennan and Timmy Lennon particularly impressive. Considering they were up against seasoned St. Pats campaigners like Cormac Sullivan, Daithi Whyte, Niall Whearty and Shane Landy the Blues rearguard fared quite well.

To their credit Skryne fought back late in the game with two goals from substitute Kevin O’Reilly and John Morley. An unlikely draw was on the cards as Skryne attacked bravely for an equalising goal and it took an injury time free from Daithi Whyte to give Pats their insurance score and a four point win.

Skryne – Felim O’Rourke. Timmy Lennon (0-1), Mark Harrington, Eoghan Greene. Darren Fox, Ronan McCabe, Dermot Brennan. John Morley (1-1), Paddy Fox. Jason Fox, Niall Morley (0-3), Declan Mulvey. Des McAvinney, Brian Smyth, Sean Cassidy.

Subs used – Kevin O’Reilly (1-1), Vinny O’Reilly, John Quinn, Jack Conroy and Shane McEnroy.




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