MCCARTHY STANDS OUT ON THE DAY

18 April 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Scotstown 1-13
Castleblayney 1-07
By COLM SHALVEY

SCOTSTOWN continued their winning start to the County Monaghan Credit Unions SFL with six points to spare in the first game to be played in front of the new 2,000-seater stand in Castleblayney last Saturday evening.

In front of a healthy crowd in the impressive new facilities at St. Mary’s Park, Blayney led by a point at half-time, but with seven players getting on the scoresheet for Scotstown, the defending champions gained the upper hand after the restart.

Scotstown outscored their hosts by ten points to three in the second half and held them scoreless for all of 27 minutes to ensure this win was wrapped up with a bit to spare, without having to use either Darren or Kieran Hughes. Conor McCarthy, Orin Heaphey and James Turley were among the main men for Scotstown, who took on Currin last night, while Blayney had another home game against Latton.

Scotstown were first on the scoreboard with a point by David McCague and although Blayney hit back with points by Ciarán Hanratty and Keith Hill (free), Conor McCarthy converted a free before racing onto a James Turley pass to slide home the first goal of the game.

Another free by Hill was cancelled out by a Rory Beggan ’45, but a 30th-minute goal by …

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