Monday, July 7, 2014

Sunday July 6 - Junior A Football: Armagh-Notre Dame v Aidan McAnespies

Aidan McAnespies 5-15 Armagh-Notre Dame 1-8

Aidan McAnespies junior team are beginning to motor.  A comprehensive win over Armagh-Notre Dame keeps them right in the mix for the playoff time in August.  McAnespies were on top in almost all areas of the field and  made good use of the ball.  Aaron McKenna in the middle of the field netted a hat trick on the 40th minute as the Brighton side struggled to keep pace.

Aidan McAnespies were on top from the start.
The writing was on the wall from the beginning in the opening game of the day.  Right from the throw in there was almost a goal after a brilliantly worked move ended up with an Oisín McNulty shot shaving the outside of the post.  After another 2 wides McAnespies started to put the ball between the posts.  Gareth O'Neill broke the ice, and was followed by Paul Daly before Gareth McAlinden netted.  McNulty tallied another before Armagh-Notre Dame got off the mark with a Robert Quigley score. 

In the middle of the field for McAnespies, Aaron McKenna covered a lot of ground.  After helping out in the back line, McKenna popped up for a well taken goal at the other end.  The points continued to flow as McAnespies found open routes to goal, at the break

The second half saw McAnespies add 3 more goals before the half was 15 minutes old.  Aaron McKenna grabbed the first and third, the middle one coming from wing back, Enda Hammill.  Quigley expertly finished to put a respectable air on matters towards the end.  McAnespies brought the subs on for a run to finish out the game, and find themselves sitting in position for a run at the playoffs.

Macs:  N. Duffy, B. Smyth, A. Kellett, P. McCusker, P. Daly, R. McCrystal, S. Lynn, A. McKenna, E. Hamill, N. Donaghy, O. McNulty, G. O'Neill, G. McAlinden.  Armagh-ND:  O. Murphy, S. McKenna, C. Horan, S. Kovenich, C. McCartney, J. Taggart, C. Kiernan, A. Johnston, F. Meehan, P. Quigg, E. O'Sullivan, B. Devlin, R. Quigley.

By Rory O'Donnell

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