DEFENDING CHAMPS BACK ON TRACK

26 August 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Scotstown 0-18
Carrickmacross 0-12

Scotstown’s aspirations of retaining the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship are back on track following this 6 points victory over Carrickmacross in a fairly run-of-the-mill affair in Aughnamullen on Sunday afternoon last and a result that sees Carrickmacross exit the series.

Led by the Hughes brothers, Darren at full forward, who finished with 6 points and Kieran at centre back, along with Francis Caulfield in midfield, Scotstown always held an edge after racing into a 5 points lead in the opening 6 minutes. This however was somewhat short of a vintage Scotstown performance and they will know that they will have to improve substantially if they are to retain their crown.

Scotstown led at half-time by 0-12 to 0-7 with Carrickmacross upping the tempo somewhat in the second-half and enjoying plenty of possession but ultimately lacking the firepower to turn it around completely. They got the margin down to 3 points ten minutes into the second half but that was as good as it got with tempers then threatening to flare in the closing stages and Scotstown finishing the game with 14 players following the dismissal of Fergal McPhillips on a straight red card.
Scotstown were never headed in the entire contest with the closest Carrickmacross got was to being within 2 ….
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