SCOTSTOWN CHAMPIONS

18 October 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Scotstown 2-16
Clontibret 0-07
BY JOHN GRAHAM

SCOTSTOWN may have waited 20 years to regain the senior football championship title but few would have thought that they would have such an easy passage to the title as they enjoyed in Clones on Sunday last against a Clontibret team that just simply failed to function on the day.

Scotstown in this year’s championship campaign had beaten the last four championship title winners so they were well poised to strike for victory.

The Scotstown line out in the official programme was but a shadow of how the team started with Kieran Hughes being pulled from attack back into defence to man mark Conor McManus and Donal Morgan who ended up picking up the man of the match award was an absolute revelation in attack, helping to settle Scotstown down in the early stages with a couple of excellent points and continuing to contribute positively, finishing with four points and having a hand in quite a few other scores.

Scotstown definitely got the tactics right on the day and the match ups that team manager Mattie McGleenan and his backroom team put together worked a treat as Scotstown settled to the task early and proceeded to take increasing control as they strangled the life out of Clontibret who were a well beaten side long before the finish.

Clontibret’s cause it must be said wasn’t helped with the concession of two goals of the gift wrapped variety in the second-half that helped push Scotstown to a 15 points lead approaching …

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