2008 Football League Round 1 – 01/06/08
Cuchulainns 1.09 v. St. Anthonys 1.04
We finally began our league campaign with a game against St. Anthony’s in Greenford on Sunday. Despite starting with 5 regulars missing we dug deep to gain a valuable win. The first half was close throughout and after 15mins St. Anthony’s scored from the penalty spot with what looked like a very dubious decision by an otherwise very good referee.
This gave them a 1.02 to 0.01 lead but within five minutes the game was level after an Eddie McGuigan point and a good goal from Pauric Biggane. We then scored points from Brain Glackin and Kieran Wyne to go in leading by two at the break.
The second half was one-way traffic after the sending off of the St. Anthony’s full back and only way ward shooting kept the scorleine down- we must have hit at least 10 poor second half wides. Points in the second half came from James Stones, Chris Eastwood, John Byrne and Ollie Neary.
Overall this was a very good performance as we were missing five regulars including our two first choice mid-fielders.
Team and Scorers: Eddie N, Gerry C, Ken C, Mike H, Joe S, Padraig H, Ollie N, Brian G, Eddie Mc, Pauric B, John B, Kieran W, David O, James S and Kevin G. Subs- Ralph B for Padraig H and Cripy E for David O. Man of the Match- Kieran Wyne- great display from half-forward!