SCOTSTOWN TURN UP VOLUME

4 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Scotstown 1-13

Truagh 0-09

By JOHN GRAHAM

A stronger, more versatile Scotstown moved through to the next round of the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship when they proved that little bit too adept in most departments for Truagh in this fairly low-key and at times scrappy encounter that was played in Emyvale on Sunday evening last.

Keen and competitive all through this Scotstown performance was underpinned with the work of the Hughes brothers, Darren and Kieran, the latter proving the linchpin of this Scotstown performance while the accuracy of Conor McCarthy and Shane Carey always gave the Blues an edge.

Truagh for their part will look back on this game and will be aware of a number of shortcomings that cost them dearly and but for some poor finishing by Scotstown that saw them hit seven wides in the first half alone there could have been a wider margin between them at the finish.

Scotstown were only headed once in the entire contest and that after some 12 minutes when points by Chrissy McAnenly and Daniel McKenna from a free saw them go three points to 2 up after Shane Carey had opened the scoring and Fergal McPhillips had restored Scotstown to the lead following Truagh’s opening point by John McCarron in the third minute.

The Truagh lead was short lived though as within less than a minute Conor McCarthy brought Scotstown level at the end of a good move involving Donal Morgan and Paul Sherlock.

Scotstown then went on to add points by Kieran Hughes with an excellent conversion from distance and Shane Carey, Ross McKenna the provider, to put the Blues two points in front after 16 minutes.

Six minutes later the St Mellans men were level…

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