Juniors v Crossmolina – Match Report
Davitts Junior team made the journey to Crossmolina on Sunday and won their second game in Div 1D with a fine 2-9 to 0-11 victory over the Deel Rovers. Wind assisted Davitts led by 0-6 to 0-4 at halftime with the superb Aidan McTigue helping himself to five of those points and Matthew Trench scoring the other.
Those present that thought that a two points halftime lead might not be enough for Davitts looked like they might be right as the homeside scored three early second half scores to take the lead for the first time in the match. The young Davitts team had other ideas however and another Aidan McTigue point was closely followed by two opportunist goals by Liam Noone to give Davitts a six point lead midway through the half.
Crossmolina chipped away at the lead but Davitts fought bravely and two points from McTigue and Michael Waldron before the finish ensured a well earned four point victory.
Michael Mangan was solid in goals for Davitts, with his brother Padraig and Mark and Donal Ronayne excelling in an uncompromising defence, along with Lawrence Daly, Martin Cosgrove and Gerard McWalter. Shane Mitchell and Michael Waldron, ably assisted by Sean Waldron in the second half, controlled the midfield sector. All six forwards combined well with Aidan McTigue and Liam Noone grabbing the scores but Seamus Roche, Darren Connolly and the hard working Matthew Trench all impressed.
Davitts: Michael Mangan, Gerard McWalter, Padraig Mangan, Lawrence Daly, Mark Ronayne, Donal Ronayne, Martin Cosgrove, Michael Waldron (0-1), Shane Mitchell, Seamus Roche, Matthew Trench (0-1), Liam Noone (2-0), Darren Connolly, Sean Walsron, Aidan McTigue (0-7). Subs used: Jack Rodgers, JP Kirrane, John Huane.