Our under 14 footballers played Aghabog today, Saturday 19th April, in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg Division 4 league. Pairc Naomh Mhuire was the venue and it was a fabulous day for a game with glorious sunshine, no wind and it was great to see a large crowd gather to watch an enjoyable game and support the players.
Aghabog started the brighter and totally dominated the opening quarter and enjoyed a commanding advantage, leading 0-3 to 4-2 after the first fifteen minutes. Their supremacy continued throughout the second quarter as we struggled to get any kind of foothold in the match and despite having our fair share of possession we failed to convert it onto the scoreboard whereas Aghabog on the other hand were in scintillating form and added 3-4 to their tally to lead by 0-6 to 7-4 at the midway stage.
When the third quarter started we showed a little more persistence and a little more effort and while we scored 1-4 Aghabog notched up an impressive 2-6 to hold a comfortable 1-10 to 9-10 advantage going into the final quarter. Thankfully, we showed a lot more grit & determination in the final period and made the perfect start with a couple of early goals. We continued to control the game and played some nice attacking football and makes you wonder why we did not play at this level of intensity during the opening periods? However, as hard as the lads tried to close the huge gap they came up short against a strong and physical Aghabog side who held off a late onslaught to secure the win on a final score-line Rockcorry 5-16 (31) Aghabog 9-11 (38).
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