ELEVEN FIND THE TARGET AS TRUAGH WIN BY 23-POINTS WITH THIRD IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE ON THE TROT

26 April 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Truagh 2-19
Drumhowan 0-02

BY KEVIN CARNEY

TRUAGH’S rehabilitation in the IFL looks like being a short and sweet one on the evidence of this facile win over a desperately poor Drumhowan side on Saturday evening last.

In engineering their third win from as many outings in this year’s league, the north county crew displayed a collective spirit and an individual cutting edge that augurs well for their chances of making it back to senior ranks in double-quick time.

The statistic that the winners sported 11 different scorers over the hour and their incisiveness in bagging two brillant goals after the restart says much about the ingredients which made up their winning formula.

Seldom has the final scoreline been so accurate in reflecting the direction of the tide and the nature of the game as that which panned out last weekend.

Were Truagh that good or were Drumhowan that bad? The common consensus in the wake of the game was that it was a bit of both.

Either way, there’s no argument about the theory that this was a game fairly deserving of the ‘no-contest’ appendage with the winners as impressive as the losers were poor.

In their defence, the visitors were understrength with up to a handful of first-teamers – including the hugely influential Anthony Mulligan – ruled absent on the day.

Overall though, there was simply no silver lining to be spied on Drumhowan’s cloud last weekend and the only way is truly up from here on.

For their part, Truagh looked for all the world a senior team last Saturday evening. It seems being relegated last year from the top flight with 15 points to their name is still an itch that needs scratching.

The hosts led from pillar to post and while their opposition never ever got into their …

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