Yesterday evening, Tuesday 5th April, our minor team survived a late onslaught from Cuchulains (Doohamlet & Toome) and had to come from behind to earn the victory. The game may not have been pretty at times but it certainly provided plenty of excitement, as very little separated the sides during the course of the match. Played on a damp, cold, wet and windy evening Cuchulains had the better of the opening half and enjoyed a 0-7 to 1-6 lead at the interval after playing with the advantage of a strong breeze.
On the restart Rock Sarfields displayed some lovely football and soon turned the tables in our favour with three quick-fire goals to open up a four point advantage 3-7 to 1-9. However, we then proceeded to press the self-destruct button and a couple of giveaway scores let Cuchulains back into the game and when they scored a superb goal on the 25th minute they lead by two points, 3-7 to 2-12, with five minutes of normal time remaining.
At this staged we were rocked, but the lads showed great heart and began to reassert their authority and responded immediately with two points to level proceedings. With the game now in injury time the lads put in a tremendous effort which saw them apply serious pressure and were awarded a free kick approximately twenty-five metres from goals which was coolly converted by Lorcan Smith. Within seconds the referee blew the final whistle and the final score was Rock Sarsfields 3-10 Cuchulains 2-12.
The management and players should take great heart from this game as conditions didn’t make it easy for creative football. Hopefully it will provide the platform for another good performance next week when they travel to play Maghercloone. Keep up the good work lads.