STRONG VICTORY FOR TOOME

31 July 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Toome 3-10

Oram 0-8

By JOHN GRAHAM

A strong finish to the first half and a lightning start to the second half saw Toome create the platform for victory in this local derby Junior football championship qualifier game that was marred to a great extent by the difficult weather conditions in Castleblayney on Sunday afternoon last. It is a victory that keeps Toome’s interest in this year’s championship very much alive and their last two performances lay down a marker that they could well have a say in where the title goes, but the result ended Oram’s interest in this year’s competition.

Toome scored a goal and three points without reply in the last 10 minutes of the first half to lead by four points at the break, having been behind by 2 in the early minutes of the second quarter, and they opened the second-half in similar fashion with another unanswered 1-3 in the space of six minutes, to extend their lead to 10 points and leave no way back for an Oram side who enjoyed their best form in the opening quarter but they were totally outplayed during the entire second half.

It was Toome who struck first to open a two points lead by the fifth minute with points by Liam McCooey and Gavin Flanagan, free, for a foul on Stephen Lambe. Oram opened their account in the seventh minute with a good point by Pauric Graham and Graham was on target again in the ninth minute but in between those points Gary Wilson registered for Toome to keep their noses in front. Both sides missed opportunities in the following minutes before Danny Lynch brought Oram level in the 14th minute and they went on then to take a two points lead by the 17th minute with points by Pauric Graham from a free and Rory Murphy. Toome though were building in momentum again and Oram goal keeper Berrat Turker did well to deny Gavin Flanagan in the 18th minute. Two minutes later though Flanagan was the catalyst for Toome’s …

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