BOYD STRIKES TO PUT SHINE ON EXCITING WEEK FOR CREMARTIN

11 November 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

CREMARTIN 1-07
SHERCOCK 1-03
JOHN GRAHAM reports
It is generally recognised that the team that learns most from a drawn game generally wins the replay and if that premis is applied to last Sunday’s Ulster junior club football championship quarter final replay then it was Cremartin who learned most as they deservedly advanced to the semi-final at the expense of Cavan champions Shercock in this well contested and at times exciting game in Clones on Sunday last.
Conditions, weather-wise, were quite good with some very welcome sunshine but frost overnight left the surface greasy with the result that mistakes abounded particularly with players losing their footing.
That said though both sides produced a full-blooded encounter although it was Cremartin who always held the edge in most departments. Patrick McGuigan and Jonathan McGuigan were excellent in a hard-working defence, Niall Flanagan and Gary Boyd worked hard in midfield, Boyd doing some excellent fetching, while up front Barry Carragher, Kevin Brennan, Darren Bishop and Ronan Burke always had the edge on the opposition but probably failed to capitalise to the extent that they could have.
The introduction of Peter McMahon gave the attack a different dimension and it was his running off the ball that helped open up the Shercock defence at times. Shercock themselves were forced to make changes before the start with the result that their re-jigged line out never really got into the game but to their credit they never threw in the towel and kept going right to the finish.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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