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ACFL Division 1 - Rd 3 - Rathcline vs Mostrim - Fri 17th May 2013

posted 19 May 2013, 03:12 by Unknown user

Date: Friday 17th May 2013 @ 8:00pm

Venue: Clonbonny

Final Score: Rathcline 2-07, Mostrim 2-12


Commiserations to our Senior football team who suffered their second defeat of the year to the hands of Mostrim in Clonbonny on Friday night last. The meeting brought together the return of ex manager Enda Macken as Mostrim manager and Mostrim native Gerry Lynn managing the Rathcline lads.  

Most people would agree that it was a case of Rathcline throwing away two points and not pushing on while we had the ascendency in the critical point of the match.

Rathcline opened up the scoring within the first minute with James Hanley registering the first of his tally for the day however this was nullified soon after by Mostrim. Rathcline bounced back to blitz the visitors for the next ten minutes with points from Mel Shanley, James Aaron Madden to race into a 4 points to 1 point lead. Disaster stuck on the 10th min when Blain Fallon pulled down a runner in the box to concede a penalty which was then duly converted to leave the score 1-02 to 0-04 points in favour of Mostrim.

Further hardship was heaped on Rathcline with bad injuries to both Michael Hanley and Blain Fallon (Michael being stretchered off the field & Blain forced to retire in the second half).

On 15 mins, James Hanley converted a free to level the game but Mostrim were to have a their period of dominance before half time conceding points on the five points before the break. Before the half time whistle, James once again pointed to leave half time score Rathcline 0-06, Mostrim 1-06.

Mostrim opened the scoring in the 2nd half with a point after 4 minutes only to be followed 30 seconds later with Rathcline’s first goal of the evening scored by Aaron Madden.

This was followed 3 minutes later with a goal by James Hanley with great interplay by Kevin Hanley and Shane Casserely. This left the scoreline reading Rathcline 2- 06 to Mostrim 1-07. At this stage of the game Rathcline were now in complete control winning every sector of the contest.  James Hanley was awarded a penalty in the 40th min which was ultimately the game breaking moment however unfortunately this was a poor penalty kick which Mostrim duly cleared.

A further point on the 42nd min was little consolation for James after missing the penalty kick. Mostrim regrouped and weathered the storm with Rathcline conceding a point on the 44th min. This was followed by the turning point of the game with the concession of a sloppy goal on the 51st min of the game which completely handed the control of the game to Mostrim. Rathcline were not without their goal chances in the latter end of the second half with Conor Casey, James Hanley and Shane Casserely coming close Further Mostrim points on the 55th, 59th and 61st minutes closed out the game on a final score of: Rathcline 2-07, Mostrim 2-12.

Best for Rathcline included our goal keeper David Rooney who pulled off some magnificent saves and was unlucky not to save the penalty in the first half. Defence was well marshalled by Cathal Greene, Blain & Ryan Fallon and Stephen Farrell. Derek Casserely played his best match at midfield all year and was the main catalyst behind Rathcline’s revival in the second half. Up front, Kevin Hanley worked tirelessly at centre forward breaking up Mostrim play, Mel Shanley provided good support to the inside forward line of James, Shane and Aaron.

Team: David Rooney, Cathal Greene, Blain Fallon, Stephen Farrell, Michael Hanley, Shane Donoghue, Eamon Farrell, Derek Casserely, Ryan Fallon, Colin Fayne, Kevin Hanley, Mel Shanley, James Hanley, Shane Casserely, Aaron Madden Subs Used: Paddy Mullooly, James Carroll, Conor Casey, Sean Morrisey.

The result puts Rathcline in mid table with a game in hand. There is now a two week break before Round 4 of the League. Rathcline play away to Fr. Manning Gaels on Friday 31st May in Monaduff at 8pm. This is followed by a quick turnaround time to play Dromard on the following Bank holiday Monday on 3rd June at 2:30pm.   

Photographs of the match can be seen on the Club Photos section of this website or on Facebook.