SCOTSTOWN SLAY MITCHELLS

15 November 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Scotstown 2-13
Magheracloone 1-09
By JOHN GRAHAM

SCOTSTOWN finished their season on a winning note by clinching the senior double, adding the Senior Football League title to the championship they had won in October.

It was not until the second half of this interesting and entertaining contest that Scotstown looked like winners when they proved too strong in most departments for a Magheracloone side that sorely missed the talents of Tomas Freeman who was unavailable having being involved in an accident recently.
Played in ideal conditions this was a contest that produced some great moves, some excellent scores, particularly a few points by Damien Freeman and Kieran Hughes and it was a game that also illustrated again the burgeoning talents of Conor McCarthy whose goal in injury time at the end of the first half was the catalyst for Scotstown’s second-half revival.

That said Scotstown struggled all through in midfield with Magheracloone picking up the bulk of the broken ball particularly in the first-half and although Scotstown improved in that regard in the second period Magheracloone still posed a threat and it took some excellent defending on the part of Scotstown with Kieran Hughes dropping back to centre back for a time to tighten things up in that sphere.

Hughes was one of the catalyst for this victory with his pace and tricky footwork causing Magheracloone all sorts of problems but it was a game that ended disappointingly for him in that he was sent off on a second yellow card with four minutes of normal time remaining. Scotstown also lost the services of Darren Hughes with a neck injury but by the time those two things happened they were well in control.

Magheracloone were by far the sharper, hungrier team right from the start and …

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