Match Report

Aghaderg Senior Footballers continue their winning run

Date Filed: 09 June 2022

Aghaderg’s senior footballers had their second home game of the season last night against Glasdrumman who were sitting behind them in second place in the league. The Aghaderg lads were keen to continue their unbeaten league run, knowing a victory in this match would secure top spot in this first stage of the league campaign.

The game started well with Aghaderg racking up 5 early points from Chrissy McEvoy, Rory Simpson and Niall Lennon. Glasdrumman answered with a solitary point of their own and Aghaderg looked to be comfortably in control until a Glasdrumman goal against the run of play midway through the first half lifted the visiting team …. and suddenly it was game-on! The visiting team began to win a lot of breaking ball in midfield and ran at the Aghaderg back line at pace, managing to tag on further points. The game turned a bit scrappy towards the end of the first half with points exchanged at both ends to send the sides in all-square at half time on a scoreline of 0-8 to 1-5.

Glasdrumman scored an early point to edge into the lead for the first time at the beginning of the second half but their advantage was to prove short lived. Paul Prior and Louis Murray began to dominate midfield and anytime Glasdrumman did break forward, the Aghaderg back line was much more aggressive in turning the ball over and then carrying it forward at pace.

The Aghaderg forward line upped the tempo too with two great turnovers by Joe O’Kane to prevent Glasdrumman working the ball forward from their own half. The increased work rate and pressure from Aghaderg resulted in a well worked goal taken by Keelin Doyle and two nice points, the pick of which started from the Aghaderg back line and ended up with Ruairi Conway running through from half back to slot it over the bar from close range. Aghaderg were now 4 points up and had chances to put the game out of reach with two good goal chances. However a strong tackle by the Glassdrumman full back on Joe O’Kane on one occasion and an excellent save by their goalkeeper on another kept the visiting team in it.
With time running out, Glassrumman began to go very direct looking for a goal but the Aghaderg back line stood strong and the game ended with a well deserved victory on a final scoreline of 1-12 to 1-9.

This makes it 5 out of 5 so far this season!
The next game is another home fixture next Friday Vs St Michael’s.

All support welcome.