SCOTSTOWN INTO SEMI-FINALS

11 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Scotstown          2-15

Monaghan Harps  0-12

COLM SHALVEY

SCOTSTOWN became the first team to qualify for this year’s Greenfield Foods Senior Football Champonship Semi-finals with an impressive win over Monaghan Harps in Truagh last Sunday.

Darren Hughes and substitute Brian McGinnity got the goals as Scotstown, who never trailed in this match, claimed a third win of the championship, keeping another clean sheet in the process.

Hughes, Conor McCarthy and Dónal Morgan were influential throughout for Scotstown, with Francis Caulfield and James Turley on top at midfield and Rory Beggan on form with his kick-outs and ‘45s. Gareth and Nicholas Treanor and Conor Galligan had their moments for the Harps, who were more competitive in the second half but without being able to open up the Scotstown defence for the goal they needed to kick-start their challenge.

Scotstown opened the scoring with a second-minute point by Darren Hughes, before Dónal Hahessy and Shane Carey swapped points from frees.

Gareth Treanor brought the Harps back on level terms, but Rory Beggan converted two ‘45s in the space of a minute to move Scotstown ahead and they then had the game’s first goal chance, which saw Ashley White turn a Darren Hughes shot around the post, with Beggan again coming forward to point the resulting ’45.

Conor Galligan got a point back for the Harps and although …

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