SCOTSTOWN STEALS THE SHOW

28 August 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Scotstown  1-14

Inniskeen 0-09

By JOHN GRAHAM

SCOTSTOWN, who would be among the favourites for this year’s Greenfield Foods senior football championship title negotiated this opening round challenge by Inniskeen successfully when the sides met in St Mary’s Park, Castleblayney, on Saturday evening last.

While eight points separated the sides at the finish that should not be taken as suggesting that this was a one-way contest as Inniskeen did pose quite a few questions for Scotstown but overall the blues had the greater strength in depth and that told in the closing stages.

Scotstown were only headed once in the entire contest and that in the opening minute when Paul Meegan opened the scoring with a point from a free for Inniskeen with the best that the Grattans could achieve thereafter was being level at 0-4 to 1-1 after seven minutes.

Scotstown led by four points at half-time and while Inniskeen reduced the deficit to 2 in the early minutes of the second-half Scotstown were always able to respond with the result that Inniskeen never looked like turning it around completely but they did continue to strive for openings right to the final whistle.

Shane Carey converted a free for Scotstown in the second minute to level the match and a minute later Scotstown opened a three points lead when Brian McGinnity found the corner of the Inniskeen net…

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