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Seniors finish All Square with Clans (18/04/12)

posted 19 Apr 2012, 07:09 by Unknown user




Our seniors travelled to Lurgan on Wednesday evening for their fourth league outing of the season. Still hunting their first win of the new campaign and depleted with injuries the lads put in a tremendous effort and in the end a late pointed free for the opposition left the game level at the final whistle.

Clans were quick off the mark with a pointed free on the first attack. A pointed free by Gavin McParland got Ballymacnab off the mark after 6 minutes. On the 11th minute Brian McCone set up Brendan Toner who swung over a long range point to give an early lead. This lead was short lived as Clans responded with a quick point. A great catch in the middle of the field by Pauric Gribben set up another attack with Kevin Beagan finding Gavin McParland free and he added his second score. James Gray followed up with an excellent point but by the 20th minute the sides were level once more. The 'Nab were finding it hard to get any sort of 'fair play' but despite this, their effort and discipline remained and on the 22nd minute Brian McCone punted the Round Towers ahead with a point and a Joe Gribben point three minutes later put the Nab two up. Clans responded once more and two points before the interval left the sides level at 6 each.

Clans began the second half with two quick points but a pointed free by Gavin McParland from an acute angle on the 34th minute reduced the margin to one. Three minutes later came the only goal of the game when Kevin Beagan’s direct ball to the edge of the square saw Brendan Toner break the ball down to the reliable Gavin McParland who finished the ball to the net. Clans responded with a point from the resulting kick out and this proved to be the last score for 24 minutes as both sides missed chances and defence got in top particularly Paudi Crilly and Chris Loughran in the maroon. The equaliser coming two minute into time added on and a share of the spoils had to be accepted.

Team: Sean Hughes, Chris Loughran, Paudi Crilly, Sean Lynch, Chris Kennedy, Kevin Beagan, Barry O'Hare, Dominic McParland, Pauric Gribben (0-1), Joe Gribben, Brian McCone (0-1), James Gray (0-1), Brendan Toner (0-1), Gavin McParland (1-3), Ruairí Gribben. Sub: Jack Grugan for B.Toner