SCOTSTOWN CHAMPIONS

22 October 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Scotstown 2-12

Monaghan Harps 0-09

By JOHN GRAHAM

THERE was to be no fairytale ending to Monaghan Harps efforts to bridge the 92 years gap since they last won the Monaghan senior football championship as a more composed and experienced Scotstown regained the Monaghan senior football championship title that they last held in 2013.

Ultimately Scotstown possessed too much power and versatility and were able to contain the Harps threat although had they capitalised on a few good chances, one or two in particular for goals at vital times, the course of this game could have been different. As it was though Scotstown were only headed once in the entire contest and that in the opening minutes when Monaghan Harps opened the scoring in the sixth minute.

The vital scores for Scotstown in the first half were the two goals in the seventh and 15th minutes that gave them a strong foothold but the Harps still appeared to have enough in reserve to make a battle of it at that stage but missed chances and perhaps a slight lack of confidence didn’t help their cause.

The Scotstown defence worked hard, Emmet Caulfield at full-back in particular while Kieran Hughes dropped back from his full forward role to play as the extra defender and got on the ball …

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