Stunning Second Half Display Secures Victory
After the disappointment of losing to Drumhowan, the previous round, we set out to recover some lost ground against Carrickmacross last Sunday 17th April, in the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate football league and after producing a stunning second half performance we secured the two league points on a score-line Carrickmacross 0-7 Rockcorry 1-14.
Carrickmacross started brightly and completely dominated the opening exchanges and quickly established an early advantage leading by 0-6 to 0-1 after eleven minutes of play. At this stage we were finding it difficult to get into the game but to the lads credit they never gave up and when Mark McGuirk fired over a point on the 12th minute the fight back was started. Further scores from Noel Carroll, on the 13th minute, and Mark Daly, on the 15th minute, closed the deficit to 0-2 points. Carrickmacross added a point on the 18th minute and this proved to be their last score of the game. Mark McGuirk pulled one back on the 22nd minute and Anthony Tate narrowed the gap to a single point on the 26th minute when he slotted between the uprights. With the first half nearly over Stephen McGuirk drew the sides level when he converted a free-kick to leave both sides on 0-7 points apiece at the break.
When the second half resumed we upped our performance and totally outplayed the opposition and notched up an impressive 1-7 (Mark McGuirk 1-2, Mark Daly 0-3, Dwayne Rooney 0-1, Paul McKeown 0-1) while Carrickmacross failed to raise a white flag to leave the final score Carrickmacross 0-7 Rockcorry 1-14. Well done lads and lets hope you can repeat the performance this Saturday when you play Currin at 6.00pm. Keep up the good work.