Glenn 1:12 Tullylish 0:9
GLENN’S defensive strategy caused numerous problems for visitors Tullylish in their Division One league clash on Friday night which resulted in 6 point win for the hosts.
Tullylish started well with a number of scoring opportunities but it was Matty Bagnall who registered the first point of the game in the 4th minute. The Glenn defence was compromised after picking up two early yellow cards and minutes later John McAreavey pointed the first of Tullylish’s scores from play. A point for either side was exchanged by the 17th minute leaving the sides equal.
With about 12 minutes to half time, Glenn’s Curtis O’Hare saw his second yellow of the game after a collision with Joe McDermott which left Glenn with only 14 men.
John McAreavey was able to pilfer three points from free kicks during an all-too-brief spell leaving with the visitors leading by three. But the Tullylish optimism was soon blighted as Glenn posted the next four points giving the home side a one point advantage at half time.
It was a further point and a goal for Glenn when danger sirens were sounding for Tullylish as they hadn’t replied to this scoring burst of 1:5.
The Tullylish defence did very well to prevent further scores in the second half and helped their forwards put pressure on their opponents as they soon began to find range again pocketing two points courtesy of John McAreavey and Joe McDermott after good support play from Paddy Mc Kiverigan and Phillip O’Neill.
Kevin McCartan was very unlucky to receive a black card and Glenn capitalised on this with a further two points to stretch their lead to 1.9 to 0:8.
It was the last ten minutes of play when Glenn’s defence really began to show as Tullylish were unable to capitalise on their chances with an armoured wall of resistance that would not even let them get a shot away. Forwards were suffocated by black and yellow jerseys and when they did break free their efforts were in vain as two wides were kicked.
However, Kevin Murphy worked tirelessly along with Conor Magee who later won a free after a hard tackle. This was pointed by Pete Quinn leaving the game still hanging in the balance with only a three point margin.
But it was Matty Bagnall who had the final say as he stroked over the last three points of the game to leave the final score 1-12 to 0-9.
Tullylish team: Aaron O’Hagan, Aidan McKiernan, Barry Priestly, Chris Magee, Conor McManus, Joe McDermott (0:1), Kevin McKiverigan, Kevin Murphy, John McKiverigan, Kevin McCartan, James McDermott, Conor Magee, John McAreavey (0:6) Shannon Drainey (0:1) and Pete Quinn (0:1)
Subs used: Phillip O’Neill, Emmett Scullion, Paddy McKiverigan