Reserve team unable to bridge the gap.
Last Friday evening (8th April) we played Aughnamullen in the Platinum Tanks, Reserve Football League Division 3 and Aughnamullen secured the victory on a score-line Rockcorry 0-8 Aughnamullen 0-13.
This was really a game of two halves and I am trying very hard to forget about our first half performance as it was frightful. We made too many unforced errors, gave away some very cheap scores and our accuracy in front of the posts left a lot to be desired. On the other hand, Aughnamullen certainly had the lion’s share of possession during the first half and enjoyed a 0-1 to 0-7 advantage at the break and in truth their lead should have been much greater as they too wasted a lot of scoring chances while in decent positions.
If we were to salvage anything from the game we knew that a huge effort was required and thankfully the lads woke up and came out with all guns blazing as we saw more possession and enjoyed our best spell of the match and by the 16th minute we succeeded to close the gap to a couple points 0-7 to 0-9. Unfortunately, we were not able to maintain our momentum as Aughnamullen responded with a point from play on the 21st minute and shortly afterwards a foul on an Aughnamullen player gave them an easy scoring opportunity which they duly converted to restore a four point advantage 0-7 to 0-11.
During the closing stages of the game we threw everything forward in search of further scores but sadly we could only manage to muster up add one additional point which came from the boot of Dwayne Rooney on the 25th minute. Aughnamullen, however, stepped up the pace and took a decisive grip of the game by kicking two additional points to copper-fasten the win on a score-line Rockcorry 0-8 Aughnamullen 0-13. Please click the link below to view a selection of action shots.