TRUAGH BOUNCE BACK TO CLINCH NORTH MONAGHAN DERBY TUSSLE

4 May 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

TRAUGH 0-11
SCOTSTOWN 1-05

BY COLM SHALVEY
TRUAGH came from six points down to win a hard-hitting north-Monaghan derby at home to Scotstown last Saturday.
Playing with the wind at their backs, Scotstown dominated the opening half and should have been more than four ahead by the end of it, having led by six at one stage, spurred on by an early Kieran Hughes goal. The dismissal of captain Francis Caulfield in first-half injury-time hit their chances, however, and Truagh took advantage by hitting seven of the second half’s eight points.
Unlike last year’s game between these teams at the same venue, this was a scrappy game, which produced 54 frees, 12 yellow cards and three reds (all for second bookings, two of which went to Scotstown players).
Christopher and Pádraig McKenna led Truagh’s comeback, scoring nine points between them, while Niall Coyle, Pauric Treanor and Niall Feely also got through a lot of work. Donal Morgan, Kieran and Darren Hughes and William Carroll were best for Scotstown, who went half-an-hour without scoring between the 23rd and 53rd minutes.
Long, early delivery into the full-forward line paid worked well for Scotstown in last year’s championship and it paid dividends once again on three minutes when Kieran Hughes pounced to fire …

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