Juniors v Mayo Gaels – Match Report
Davitts Junior’s made it two from two with another hard earned one point victory in the South Mayo Championship away to Mayo Gaels on Wednesday evening. There was never much separating the sides throughout the match but it was Davitts that edged it by 1-11 to 0-13 at the final whistle.
The home side led by 0-9 to 0-7 at halftime with Tommy Clarke (2), Stephen Nyland (3), Seamus Roche and Darragh McGale on target for the visitors.
Mayo Gaels extended their lead to three points in the 3rd minute of the second half but the game’s crucial score came a minute later when Darragh McGale goaled for Davitts after a fine passing move to level the game. A Mayo Gaels point was cancelled out by one from Stephen Nyland. Davitts took the lead in the 44th minute with an excellent point from Dara O Flaherty after a fine run but the Gaels landed points in the 49th and 51st minutes to take the lead again. Liam Macken shot a neat equaliser in the 58th minute after another good passing move. The game could have gone either way but some good defending from both sides meant that it looked like the spoils would be shared but young Stephen Nyland had the last say, pointing a 30 metre free kick at the death to clinch victory for Davitts.
Davitts had fine performances from Cathal Moran, Kevin Gallagher, Shane Mitchell, Seamus Roche, Tommy Clarke, Darragh McGale and Stephen Nyland.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Kevin Gallagher, Lawrence Daly, Cathal Moran, John Macken, Brian Clarke, Johnno Clarke, Shane Mitchell, Liam Macken (0-1), Richie Kilkenny, Seamus Roche (0-1), Tommy Clarke (0-2), Dara O Flaherty (0-1), Darragh McGale (1-1), Stephen Nyland (0-5). Subs used: Shane Treacy, Colm Roche.